The Campaign for the Future - Be the Change. Be Kind. Be a Dreamer.

A facility of the type we are planning will be a true ‘jewel’ in Madison, Dane County and – frankly – throughout our region. Oakwood residents deserve it and so do older adults throughout the greater Madison community.

Oakwood’s mission and ministry are deeply connected to its Lutheran roots. At its core, Oakwood relies on dedicated, caring people to serve older adults with compassion, dignity, and life-enriching opportunities.

We currently find ourselves at a crossroads as we consider the next phase of our growth and service to Oakwood residents and the greater Madison community.

Hebron Oaks, Oakwood’s skilled nursing building, was constructed decades ago and no longer meets consumer expectations. Repairs to the aging infrastructure don’t make fiscal sense. It’s time to replace the building.

Work has begun to replace Hebron Oaks with a new, 60-suite, state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. You may follow the construction progress here.

We need your help. By supporting this project, you have the unique opportunity to impact how care will be delivered.


The goal is to raise funds to provide for amenities that will make the new Hebron Oaks a wonderful place to heal, live and work. Please review giving opportunities below and support the area you are most passionate about.

BE THE CHANGE and make possible a comforting, healing environment to support 21st century care.

Private rooms throughout the building will be approximately 450 square feet and offer a bedroom and living area so families can gather or stay overnight.

Palliative and Hospice Care Wing Goal: $500,000

Help Oakwood create a palliative care wing, consisting of 12 dedicated suites designed to improve Oakwood’s ability to care for residents in their final days right here on campus – their home.

Green Roof Goal: $350,000

Support the creation of a 4,000 square foot green roof off the palliative care wing, offering direct, easy access to the outdoors for those at end of life while also helping the environment and helping to protect the Nature Preserve by reducing building runoff.

Terrain Park Goal: $100,000

Make possible an outdoor, rehabilitation-focused Terrain Park located just off the physical and occupation therapy gym, offering real-world challenges such as stairs, slopes and different surfaces for people recovering from surgery or serious health events.

Donors can choose to make possible a terrain park similar to the image shown here, offering real-world challenges such as stairs, slopes and different surfaces for those recovering from surgery.

BE KIND by creating a place where the broken are mended and people in pain at the end of life find peace and purpose.

Library Commons Goal: $60,000

Inside the main entry, the Library Commons will be a place where people can meet, visit, or read. While not a full library, the area around the large fireplace will offer reading materials for learning and leisure, and a relaxing location to visit with residents, families, and friends.

Therapy Gym Goal: $250,000

The building will feature a new physical and occupational therapy gym to serve Oakwood residents and older adults from the greater community recovering from an injury or surgery. Help ensure our talented therapy staff continues to help and heal by providing them with the resources to add needed equipment and exercise machines.

Life Enrichment Goal: $50,000

It takes a special person to offer meaningful, engaging programing to our most frail and compromised. Compassionate and dignified daily opportunities come, in part, thanks to the efforts of Oakwood’s top-notch Life Enrichment team. Your gifts will support programming and equipment intended to enhance daily life in either one-on-one or small group settings, keeping people engaged, reducing stress, and enriching lives.

By growing the Continuing Care Endowment Fund you can help us reach our long-term goal of fully-funding these unreimbursed costs strengthening both Oakwood’s faith-based mission and long-term financial stability.

BE A DREAMER as you help to ensure Oakwood remains a community where residents and their families continue to receive care, even if they have outlived their financial resources.

Continuing Care Endowment Fund Goal: $500,000

In 2021, the Foundation Board approved $675,000 from the fund to offset the over $2 million in unreimbursed expenses Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries takes on in caring for individuals whose life savings have been depleted. This support brings peace of mind to residents and their families when needed most.

To make a gift, or to simply learn more about the new Hebron Oaks Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, please contact Oakwood Foundation Executive Director Keith VanLanduyt at (608) 230-4397 or at keith.vanlanduyt@oakwoodvillage.net