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Capital Campaign Reaches $3 Million Mark

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At the October 14 capital campaign steering committee meeting, Foundation Director Hollie Roberts announced that the “Investing in Tomorrow’s Care” capital campaign at Greene County Medical Center had reached $3 million – 75% of the original $4 million goal.

Since February, Roberts has been working with Justin Tolan, chief fundraising advisor for the consulting firm Amperage, and a capital campaign steering committee made up of community members to raise awareness and funds for the capital campaign.

“The response to our campaign has been most gratifying,” said John Gerken, steering committee co-chair. “We have received support from longtime residents grateful for the fine medical service they have received over the years. We have pledges from persons new to the area, excited about the wonderful expansion and renovation underway at the medical center. And businesses have stepped forward, mindful of the importance of health care to their employees.”

Jefferson Telecom, Home State Bank, West Central and Midland Power join other donors, including a large pledge from medical center employees, in supporting the medical center’s expansion and renovation project.

“We are so grateful to the people of Greene County for helping the “Investing in Tomorrow’s Care” capital campaign reach the 75% benchmark,” said Roberts. “Our donors, steering committee, volunteers and employees are all helping to make it a reality. Health care in Greene County is a cause people embrace and take ownership in. When that type of commitment occurs, great things happen.”

Gifts to the “Investing in Tomorrow’s Care” capital campaign can take many forms: cash, bequests, real estate or grain donations, to name a few. Pledges are encouraged and can be extended over a period of up to five years. Gifts to the campaign may also be a way to honor or memorialize a loved one. Visit the capital campaign page to watch the campaign video and donate online.

Photo:  The medical center’s “Investing in Tomorrow’s Care” capital campaign steering committee members include: Jamie Daubendiek, John Muir, Gary Von Ahsen, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Foundation Director Hollie Roberts, Kim Bates, John Gerken, Mary Jane Fields, Sid Jones, Jan Scharingson, Rick Morain and Bill Raney.