Bethany St. Joseph Corporation
2501 Shelby Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Inspiring Life, Hope, and Healing
Bethany St. Joseph Corporation

Giving to BSJ

BSJ Corporation Family Year-End Campaign

Bethany St. Joseph Care Center - Marinuka Manor - Norseland Nursing Home - Onalaska Care Center - MERIT Centre's - Assisted & Senior Living

Donations and Philanthropy Programs

Bethany St. Joseph Corporation has been living out its mission as a nonprofit, “To provide care and services responsive to the individual needs of those we serve, with dignity and respect in a cost-effective manner, placing value on the recipient, his or her family and our staff”, in La Crosse and the greater Coulee Region since 1976. With the help of great staff, wonderful families and residents and generosity of our community we have has touched thousands of lives over the years.

You can help us with this mission by providing monetary donations, donating in-kind gifts such as needed items, or volunteering your time and talents.

Your gift can be donated to our Greatest Needs Fund or designated to a particular facility and/program helps us accomplish our mission by supporting a wide variety of programs and helping our staff meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of our residents.

Some of the ways your gift to BSJ Corporation can help are:

  • You can help residents enjoy their favorite hobbies again.
  • You can help fulfill patients’ special wishes.
  • You can help keep resident’s skills sharp and to indulge in their interests.
  • You can give residents access to places we take for granted.
  • You can help bring smiles to your friends’ and relatives’ faces
  • You can help enhance residents’ spiritual well-being.

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The Grateful Hearts Program is a way to recognize those who have provided exceptional care and support. Whether someone chooses to honor a staff member or an entire department, their donation is a meaningful way to show gratitude while supporting our programs and mission.

Gifts donated may support resident care in areas of greatest need (unrestricted) or in a department or service of special meaning to the donor. Each gift can also be designated in honor or in memory of a staff member or a loved one.

Brochures are located by the Foundation Office (Room 411) and near the front desk at the BSJ Care Center. 

Click Here for a PDF copy.

You can also request brochures by emailing the BSJ foundation Fund Development Director, Amanda Acklin at or by calling (608) 519-9778.


What is the Resident Wish Program?

The Resident Wish Program is designed to bring smiles and joy to our residents and clients by granting them a special wish or request that they wouldn’t normally ask to receive.


What types of wishes are granted?

We try to grant all types of wishes. While we may not be able to grant every wish imaginable, we are able tgrant most wishes that fall into one of the categories below:

  • A fun-filled wish.  
  • A memory wish. 
  • A onelasttime wish.
  • A needsbased wish. 

Click here for more information on the Wish Program.



Ways To Give

Your gift can be given in the name of the person or persons you wish to honor. This offers both the donor and the recognized – or bereaved family – the satisfaction of having made a lasting contribution to further the mission of BSJ. *Please let us know who you are honoring and who to notify of the gift.

Your donation can be made to BSJ to fund the greatest needs or you can designate it to a facility, program, or fund. Please specify your designation with your gift.

Fund Examples:  Greatest Needs Fund, Wish Program Fund, Music Garden Program Fund at BSJCC, Recreation Activities, Staff Appreciation Fund, Adele M. Stolder Scholarship Fund, Holiday Cheer Fund, Hair Care Fund

Fund Examples: (You can designate the location & Fund; such as Norseland Recreation, or Onalaska Staff Appreciation. Just specify it with your donation!)

  • Greatest Needs Fund
  • Wish Program Fund
  • Music Garden Program Fund at BSJCC
  • Recreation Activities
  • Staff Appreciation Fund
  • Adele M. Stolder Scholarship Fund
  • Holiday Cheer Fund
  • Hair Care Fund
  • Tub Room Fund at Marinuka Manor
  • And more…

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to BSJ Corporation. There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. We recommend contacting your financial advisor.

Feel free to have your professional advisor contact Amanda Acklin at or (608) 519-9778.

Please contact Amanda Acklin at or (608) 519-9778 if you have an item or service you would like to donate.

When planning your estate, consider the financial benefits of planned giving. It gives you the opportunity to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income and come to fruition upon your death. We recommend talking to a financial advisor to find what works best for you. It’s a great way to support BSJ’s mission.

Download our brochure: Planned Giving Legacy Brochure

Feel free to have your professional advisor contact Amanda Acklin at or (608) 519-9778.

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Many programs match the gift dollar for dollar, but some will double or even triple the amount – and the impact – of your donation. Check with your human resource department.  

How To Give

BSJ Corporation, c/o Development

2501 Shelby Road

La Crosse, WI 54601

Make checks payable to ‘BSJ Corporation’.

You can easily and safely donate online via Network for Good by clicking on this link.

Amanda Acklin, CFRE – or (608) 519-9778

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