Community Makes Transformation a Reality
Simply astonishing! That’s how Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation members describe the fund-raising response for the hospital’s $300 million expansion project, Transforming Care.
“Our closest supporters were very enthusiastic about the expansion,” said Nancy Barone, senior development officer for the Foundation.“We quickly raised the bar to $20 million.”
From million dollar gifts to single dollar endorsements, supporters throughout the region embraced the project.Foundation officials say they expect to exceed the $20 million goal.
Hospital officials are most proud of the team member fund-raising program, one of the largest employee campaigns ever at a
In honor of the fund-raising campaign, the new team member cafeteria will be named “Phoebe’s Café” after the yellow butterfly, indigenous to
To honor all those who contributed, the Foundation is planning a reception to unveil a donor wall, which will include the names of every person who made a donation, no matter how small.
Barone said several donors contributed significant seven-figure gifts to help with the expansion.These included individuals such as
In addition, significant donations were given by several charitable groups, including: the Kurr Foundation, the Mildred H. Rosa Charitable Trust and the Jane H. Booker Charitable Foundation.
The hospital will recognize some of these donors by naming major facilities in honor of their generosity, Barone noted.The tributes have included the
The current children’s hospital at
The Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees consists of volunteer leaders from the
David L. Flood, president of the Foundation, praised the support of Foundation chair Mollie Giamanco, her Campaign Executive Committee and fellow Foundation Trustees during the expansion fundraising.“Their leadership has been invaluable to the success of this campaign, while positioning us favorable to begin a blueprint for a second phase campaign that will take this unmatched health care facility to an even greater level of sophistication,” said Flood.