As an organization founded in philanthropy, it is natural that Dow Rummel Village would continue to be supported through the generosity of givers yet today.  After nearly 70 years, Jacob Rummel and Emilie Dow probably 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 Dow Rummel Foundation exists today to build on this history of philanthropyWith a vision to expand the community of givers generously supporting senior living, philanthropy is an active component of Dow Rummel and its workOver the years, it has been the substantial gifts of residents, their families, staff, and the Sioux Falls community who have helped to build today’s Dow Rummel Village campus which offers all-inclusive senior living options to hundreds of individuals and couples.

Incorporated in 2008, The Dow Rummel Village Foundation is a separate 501c3 charitable organization that was established to further the culture of philanthropy alive within 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 FoundationBy bringing people together through giving, the lives of seniors and their families are greatly impacted in positive ways.     

INTRODUCTION TO NEXT SECTION?

“The Allen Wing, Dow Rummel’s health care center, 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.”

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.”

LAURIE KNUTSON

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

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

CONTACT US

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