The Gaia Home Timeline
- Began establishing a solid organizational structure by recruiting a great team of community leaders who are all knowledgeable in their respected areas of expertise to serve on our Board of Directors, Operations Advisory Group, and Campaign Committee.
- Began collaborating with hospice providers regarding current and future end-of-life care needs.
- Worked to pass legislation during the ND 2021 legislative session that created the licensure for Gaia Home titled Residential End-of-Life Facilities. Governor Burgum signed SB2226 into law.
- Gaia Home is formally incorporated as ND Non-Profit and receives 501c3 tax-exempt public charity status.
- Finalized a philanthropic study and board approved preparation for $12 million campaign.
- Organized the Love, Sweat & Gears 2022 Cycling Team, and began training for Race Across America – the world’s toughest cycling event – to raise awareness for Gaia Home and its Gaia Giving Campaign.
- Collaborated with hospice providers regarding current and future needs.
- The Gaia Giving Campaign Committee members have inaugural meeting and the leadership phase of the campaign launches.
- The Love, Sweat and Gears 2022 team made history as the first team from North Dakota to compete in the 40-year-old Race Across America – the world’s toughest bike race beginning in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD – all with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for Gaia Home.
- Began identifying potential site locations for Gaia Home’s future home and partnered with Northwest Contracting to assist in its construction effort.
- Gaia Home establishes an endowment fund that qualifies for the ND 40% income tax credit to support its mission now and into the future.
- Continued work with the ND Health and Human Services’ stakeholder group to draft proposed administrative rules for the licensure of Residential End-of-Life Facilities, the license Gaia Home will have.
- Finishes the year with just over $4 million in pledge commitments to bring the Gaia Home vision to reality.
- Gaia Home to announce the site in which its neighborhood will be built upon.
- Continue to collaborate with hospice providers.
- Continue to raise funds for the Gaia Giving Campaign for building, start-up operations, and its endowment fund.
- Gaia Home breaks ground and construction commences.
- The public phase of the Gaia Giving Campaign begins.
- Gaia Home is operational and begins transforming end-of-life care, serving the people of Central and Western North Dakota.