Vermillion Area Dance Organization (VADO) receives grant award from Dakota Hospital Foundation

Vermillion Area Dance Organization was recently awarded a $1,600 grant from Dakota Hospital Foundation (DHF).  The grant will fund a new Yoga Program, offering various Yoga classes, to meet the fitness needs of families in Clay County.

“VADO is thrilled to be able to offer Yoga to the Vermillion community! With one of our ballet instructors, Adrienne Lewis, becoming certified in Yoga and the grant from Dakota Hospital Foundation providing great new equipment, we are off to an awesome start. Some of our classes are filling up, but there are still openings in several of our Yoga classes. We can’t thank DHF enough for their part in this exciting new opportunity for the Vermillion Community,” said Pam Ford, VADO Executive Director.

“Dakota Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with Vermillion Area Dance Organization to support community health and wellness.  With this DHF grant funding, they will be able to offer more fitness options to the Vermillion Community,” said John Prescott, president, Dakota Hospital Foundation.

Dakota Hospital Foundation held its fall open grant period from April 1 – 30, 2021.  Two community grants were awarded a total of $3,600.  The next open grant period for DHF will be October 1 – 31, 2021.  Learn more at

About Dakota Hospital Foundation

Since its beginning in 1930, Dakota Hospital Foundation has fulfilled a mission dedicated to community health and wellness.  The health care 'pioneers' who established Dakota Hospital Foundation (DHF) also nurtured a tradition of community health service leadership represented by today's Foundation members.

Pictured (L-R): Joni Freidel, DHF board member, Pam Ford, VADO Executive Director, Kelly Herbster, DHF board member, Lisa Ketcham, DHF board member, Adrienne Lewis, VADO, Andy Howe, DHF Vice-President, Damon Alvey, DHF board member