Returning Home

To this day, I still love the little I can do for Fargo Elim.

I am Cassia

Marge, donor

You Can Help Fargo Elim Return Home

On January 23, 2020, life turned upside down for the Fargo Elim family when our care center was lost to a fire. Residents had to move and settle into other care centers all across Fargo-Moorhead. Staff abruptly lost the jobs they loved and the residents they loved serving, and had to find work elsewhere. Fargo Elim’s leadership team heard the same statement as they checked in on residents, families and staff: 

“I want to come back. Fargo Elim is my home.” 

The old, 1960s building was home, but it was far from perfect. We are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild and create a cutting edge community, complete with private rooms and a stronger neighborhood model. It will have the warmth, homey-ness and amenities older adults need to thrive. Because insurance only covers what was lost—a 1960s nursing home—we are facing a gap in funding. To welcome the Fargo Elim family home, we need your help. Will you give today?

Read the full story and learn more about the “Returning Home” capital campaign.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of local community members and businesses, $613,500 has been raised, putting us at 61% of the $1 million goal.

Check back often to see progress!

Offer Your Support Today


You can give quickly, securely
and easily online.

By Check

Make your check out to Fargo Elim
and drop it off or mail it to:

Fargo Elim
3540 University Drive S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Other Ways

We are also able to accept gifts of stock, IRA direct distribution,
Donor Advised Funds, etc.
For information on facilitating these types of gifts, please reach out. 

In order to reach our $1 million goal, it will take many generous community members. A variety of naming opportunities are available to commemorate your generosity. We hope you’ll consider joining with these other generous community members at the level that is best for you. Pledges of 1-3 years can be accommodated, and may allow you to reach a higher naming opportunity that might be meaningful to you. 

Naming OpportunitiesGift AmountNumber of Opportunities
Remaining / Initially Offered
Main Lobby$200,0001
Dining Room$100,0002
Family Room, Drop Off
Neighborhood$50,0001 / 3
Activity/Living Room (3),
Activity Kitchen, Fireplace
$30,0002 / 5
Courtyard (3), Pergola (3)$20,0003 / 6
Walking Path (3),
Spa Room (3), Salon
$10,0006 / 7
Private Suite$5,0001 / 7
Resident Room$2,00014 / 20
Charitable naming opportunities can ensure your legacy can be recognized, appreciated and passed on to the next generation.

Gratitude and Recognition

We are grateful to the following leaders for giving generously to help the Fargo Elim family return home.

  • R.D. Offutt Foundation
  • Linson Pharmacy
  • Bethel Church
  • Al Ohrt
  • Bob and Dorothy Nelson
  • Jan and Rick Hanson
  • First Lutheran Foundation
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • Sam and Laniel Skaff
  • Dacotah Paper and Matthew Mohr
  • Duane and Lila Nelson
  • Bev Stewart
  • Howie and Ann Dahl
  • Wendell and Sue Herman
  • Dr. Mary Jo and Randy Lewis
  • Gary and Connie Bakken
  • Bob and Diane Dahl
  • Duane and Lila Nelson
  • Renee Muhonen
  • Paul and Sarah Libbon
  • Mel and Cia Nelson
  • J-Berd
  • Steve and Tracey Hallstrom
  • Keith Burke
  • Bud and Lorraine Wessman
  • David and Vicki Juve
  • Marge Johnson
  • Stacie Drennan
  • Matt and Katie Crawford
  • Megan and James Tucker
  • Andrew Centanni
  • Bill and Flora West

If you would like to discuss your gift, we would love to connect with you. Thank you for considering a gift to help the Fargo Elim family return home. 

Pastor David Juve

Megan Tucker