Friday afternoon:

Katie Ryan-Anderson reports, that “the 15 Jamestown nonprofits raised $1.85 million on Giving Hearts Day. That means 3% of the nonprofits raised 10% of all Giving Hearts Day dollars across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota! That’s a BIG accomplishment for our region. We are fortunate.”


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown area goal on Giving Hearts Day was to raise $1-million.

Numbers reported on Friday showed that just shy of $2-million was raised through matching contributions, a new record going to non-profit organizations.


North Dakota officials reported that this year, a record $19,126,561 was raised by 34,574 donations.  100% is sent directly to one of the 483 participating charities.

Numerous Jamestown area nonprofits were the beneficiaries of Giving Hearts Day, Thursday.  The JRMC Foundation reporting that they received donations totaling $114,000, from nearly 330 donors, to be used for equipment purchases and needed technology.

Benefiting are JRMC Cancer Center, JRMC Hospice and the future fetal heart monitoring system for babies and laboring moms.

JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs, says, “Integrating the new system means nurses can spend more time at the bedside and less time behind a computer.”

JRMC News Release from Katie Ryan-Anderson

Jamestown, ND, February 14, 2020 — With the help of hundreds of community members, Jamestown Regional Medical Center raised more than $114,000 for technology and equipment.

Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour, online giving event. For every $10 donated, JRMC received a match, up to $55,000.

“Community support is incredible,” said Lisa Jackson, Foundation Director. “With 24-hours of #GivingHeartsDay and your support, JRMC provides 24-hours of care, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We would not be able to care for the community without the support of so many.”

Nearly 330 donors supported causes including the JRMC Cancer Center, JRMC Hospice and the future fetal heart monitoring system for babies and laboring moms.

The future fetal heart monitoring system will replace aging equipment. It allows moms to move around, get comfortable and help labor progress naturally, said Family BirthPlace Manager Emily Woodley. The system integrates mom and baby vitals automatically into the patient record, saving nurses’ time and improving accuracy.

“Donor dollars provide innovation, technology and equipment to keep patients safe. In non-profit hospitals, our margins just don’t allow for this in our budget,” said JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs. “Integrating the new system means nurses can spend more time at the bedside and less time behind a computer.”

JRMC was one of 15 Jamestown nonprofits to participate in Giving Hearts Day locally. Collectively, the group raised more than $1.8 million for local causes.

“This is a huge win for JRMC and the Jamestown community,” Jackson said. “Thank you to the community for their giving hearts. What you’ve done for JRMC and the Jamestown community will make THE difference in patient care.”

This Giving Hearts Day, more than 34,500 individuals gave $19 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the Upper Midwest.

“Every year on Giving Hearts Day, we talk about how gifts ‘double the love.’ When it comes to the JRMC this is absolutely true. Giving Hearts Day gifts directly affect our current patients; however, the love is doubled because those gifts help future patients too. Thank you to this community for the support. We are humbled,” Jackson said.

To learn more about patient care or giving opportunities at JRMC, visit or call (701) 952-1050.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, N.D. and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. In 2018, it was named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” as well as a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”  For more information, visit or call (701) 952-1050.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Giving Hearts Day, 2020 is on Thursday February 13, with the Jamestown area goal to raise $1-million, supporting 15 Jamestown organizations.

The one-day only opportunity is the opportunity for individuals, businesses schools, and many other organizations to multiply the impact of their gift, which can dramatically improve quality of life for people in our community.

Dakota Medical and Impact Foundation hosts the 24-hour online event running from midnight to midnight on February 13. Gifts of $10 or more are matched up to the match figure.  Additional donations will be added to the total raised.

On February 13th go to and click “Donate” to make a donation, or, scroll through the charities and type the name of the organization, or enter a zip code.  Gifts can be donated prior to the event, at that same web address though February 12.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, we spoke with two representatives of Jamestown entities that area participating in Giving Hearts Day.

Peggy Etzold from St. John’s Academy said this is the fifth year they have participated in Giving Hearts Day.  Those donating at least $10 will have their gift matched up to $20,000. The community is invited to St. John’s Academy on Thursday for Caribou Coffee and donuts and cookies starting at 7:30-a.m. That evening from 5-7- the school board will offer a potato bar.

Regina Olson from Jamestown Regional Medical Center said, 30-precent of Giving Hearts Day donations will go toward operations, and she noted JRMC is looking to purchase a Fetal Heart Monitor for the neo-natal unit.  JRMC has a matching grant of $55,000.  They will be hosting Bingo from 11-a.m., to 1-p.m., and monetary gifts may be placed on the Giving Tree at the Applebasket Café from 7-a.m. to 7-p.m.

Also, The Anne Carlsen Center participates in Giving Hearts Day.  Donations of $10 or more that day means gifts can be doubled up to the match of $325,000.   The goal is to raise $650,000.

Donations of at least $10 made to any of The Salvation Army’s six locations in North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 13 will be matched as part of Giving Hearts Day 2020.


A generous donor has provided dollars to each North Dakota location to be used as matching funds for Giving Hearts Day. Salvation Army locations Jamestown, Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston will all be participating. Donations on Giving made to any of these service centers will be matched up to $6,500 per location.


Visit anytime on Feb. 13. Search for “Salvation Army” and select the desired location you want to support.


The VCSU Foundation is one of over 480 charities that will be participating in Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 13.

Gifts made on Giving Hearts Day to the VCSU Foundation’s Annual Fund help support scholarships and other Alumni Association initiatives, including The Bulletin, alumni socials, reunion events and alumni award programs. On Thursday, Feb. 13, donate $10 or more at by choosing the VCSU Foundation and your donation will be matched up to $5,000!

Donations can be dropped off anytime between now and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the VCSU Foundation Office. If you drop off your check before Feb. 13, please make sure the check is dated and you have referenced Giving Hearts Day in the memo section in order for the donation to be counted for the match. Matching gift provided by Ludvigson, Braun & Co.