Building on our history of philanthropy to support the future of Dow Rummel Village.

Building on our history of philanthropy to support the future of Dow Rummel Village.

Incorporated in 2008, The Dow Rummel Foundation is a separate 501c3 charitable organization that was established to further the culture of philanthropy alive within Dow Rummel Village.

“I am led by Ecclesiastes 11 when I consider my role in giving from what I have. It is a message for us to be generous, to invest in acts of charity, and to be a blessing to others. These encouraging words bring joy to my life, knowing I am bringing joy to others.”

Stan, Dow Rummel Resident

History

After nearly 70 years, Jacob Rummel and Emilie Dow never dreamed that their passion and visions would grow to influence so many others to follow their lead.  Since Jacob Rummel’s initial gift in 1958, and Emilie Dow’s in 1966, thousands of givers have helped expand and enhance the senior care mission of Dow Rummel Village.   

The Allen Wing, Dow Rummel’s Skilled Nursing Facility, was made possible with the 1986 bequest of long-time resident Eva Allen.

The Allen Wing, Dow Rummel’s Skilled Nursing Facility, was made possible with the 1986 bequest of long-time resident Eva Allen.

Easter Sunday, 1997, was the first service for the Halladay-Peterson Chapel, built with the generous gifts of sisters Jewell Halladay and Laura Peterson, who chose to make gifts during their lifetimes so they could see the completion of this beautiful addition to Dow Rummel.

Easter Sunday, 1997, was the first service for the Halladay-Peterson Chapel, built with the generous gifts of sisters Jewell Halladay and Laura Peterson, who chose to make gifts during their lifetimes so they could see the completion of this beautiful addition to Dow Rummel.

The Board of Trustees established an Endowment Fund in 1992 where proceeds could be used to assist permanent residents in need of some financial support.

The Board of Trustees established an Endowment Fund in 1992 where proceeds could be used to assist permanent residents in need of some financial support.

The Chaplaincy Endowment Campaign achieved its goals in 2023The gifts of many donors ensure there is a rich on-campus spiritual care program led by at least one full-time employed chaplain at Dow Rummel Village.

The Chaplaincy Endowment Campaign achieved its goals in 2023The gifts of many donors ensure there is a rich on-campus spiritual care program led by at least one full-time employed chaplain at Dow Rummel Village.

In 2021, the organization was restructured, and a separate Board of Directors was developed to bring even more focus to the work of the Foundation.

Foundation Leadership

The Dow Rummel Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with members of varied backgrounds and experiences:

The Dow Rummel Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with members of varied backgrounds and experiences:

Mary Kay Fausch

Chair

Mike Jamison

Vice Chair

Dave Eiesland

Treasurer/Secretary

Kari Clark

Board Member

Linda Halliburton

Board Member

Jason Herrboldt

Board Member

Tim Kromminga

Board Member

Bill Lenker

Board Member

Jared Nesje

Board Member

Stacie Swanstrom

Board Member

Kurt Whitesel

Board Member

Mary Kay Fausch

Chair

Mike Jamison

Vice Chair

Dave Eiesland

Treasurer/Secretary

Kari Clark

Board Member

Linda Halliburton

Board Member

Jason Herrboldt

Board Member

Tim Kromminga

Board Member

Bill Lenker

Board Member

Jared Nesje

Board Member

Stacie Swanstrom

Board Member

Kurt Whitesel

Board Member

LAURIE KNUTSON

Chief Philanthropy Officer
LaurieKnutson@dowrummel.com
(605) 575-0287

GINA REISER

Executive Assistant GinaReiser@dowrummel.com
(605) 575-0250

CONTACT US

1321 W. Dow Rummel St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-1490

LAURIE KNUTSON

Chief Philanthropy Officer
LaurieKnutson@dowrummel.com
(605) 575-0287

GINA REISER

Executive Assistant
GinaReiser@dowrummel.com
(605) 575-0250

CONTACT US

1321 W. Dow Rummel St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-1490