Bethany Lutheran Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses the donations it receives to benefit the residents and staff at the Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls, Bethany Home in Brandon, and Bethany Meadows in Brandon.


Gifts to the Bethany Lutheran Foundation are welcome in all forms, such as:

  • Cash
  • In-Kind Contributions
  • Stocks and Funds from Retirement Plans
  • Land and other Real Property
  • Bequests and Legacy Gifts

Bethany Home Sioux Falls


Bethany Spirit Awards

Kaitlyn Ochs – Spirit of Caring

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Kaitlyn shows confidence, love and joy each day she works.
She shows patience and gentleness with each resident she cares for as a CNA/Restorative Aide.
Kaitlyn always has a smile on her face and is ready to tackle any task that comes her way.
She is very trustworthy and can be relied upon on to get the job done.


Breanne Krump – Spirit of Enthusiasm

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Breanne is patient with others and acts out of kindness and the goodness of her heart.
She exhibits a calm demeanor when presented with challenging situations.
She comes prepared with fun ideas to enrich staff and residents on our Bethany Brandon campus.



Jennifer Kauffman – Spirit of Leadership

Jennifer 4x6.jpgJennifer’s first day as Director of Nursing was a very challenging day for Bethany Sioux Falls.
Jennifer handled the medical incident with grace and focused leadership.
She helps her team grow in their roles while also holding people accountable.
Jennifer’s leadership is admired because she works very hard to ensure our residents needs are met.


Vicki Wasson – Spirit of Mission

Vicki 4x6.jpgVicki is very kind, loving, and nurturing in her care for our residents at Bethany. She takes time to listen to them, encourage them, and laugh with them.
She treats them like family.
She can be counted on to do a good job training and coaching them through her role as a Bethany U grad. Vicki does all that she can to “create a welcoming home” for all who visit, live, and work at Bethany. 


Ruta Milinyte – Spirit of Service

Ruta 4x6.jpgRuta is always pleasant and kind while serving our residents by making their rooms clean and bright!
Ruta has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help the Environmental Services Team.
She takes on extra shifts and extra duties outside the scope of her assigned tasks.
Ruta makes sure rooms are ready and welcoming for new residents who will be arriving.

Sam Sammons - Spirit of Heroism

Sam 4x6.jpgSam took on the Interim Director of Nursing position at Bethany Sioux Falls without hesitation.
She served residents, guided team members, and continued to manage her workload at Bethany Home Brandon.
Sam developed new processes while ensuring compliance. Her heroic efforts were an absolute God-send for Bethany.


Living the Dream

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Living the Dream supports Bethany residents in celebrating life’s special moments while living at Bethany.  The Bethany Foundation provides the financial support needed to help make our resident's dreams come true.  One recent "Living the Dream" activity included planning a night out for dinner for our resident Jim Jacobson and his family. Our Bethany staff made the reservation and picked up the tab... thanks to our donation partners! Jim and his family were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner together! These are only a few of the events made possible by Bethany's "Living the Dream" program… if our residents can dream it; we will make it happen!

Visit this page again to learn about community events we'll be hosting in Sioux Falls and Brandon!

Your donations and volunteer time make all the Bethany difference! Thank you for supporting our residents and employees!