The spirit of community partnership between ETMC Pittsburg and area residents is beautifully illustrated on the new campus through the donor recognition wall. Located inside the Grand Lobby on the outer wall of The Memorial Chapel, the glass and granite wall recognizes gifts of $1,000 or more made to the ETMC Pittsburg Building Fund.
Other donor recognition areas of special note are the Patty and “Bo” Pilgrim Olympic Center and the Nan and Burt Marans Lobby Gardens.
“We are overwhelmed with the wonderful support received through our community giving campaign, with gifts and pledges of close to $1.5 million,” noted Perry Henderson, senior administrator, ETMC Pittsburg. “Many of these gifts were made in honor or memory of loved ones, so the donor wall reflects the legacy of the Pittsburg community as well as the start of a new legacy of healthcare.”
“The fundraising campaign has been a rewarding experience for all of us serving on the Building Fund committee,” said Fred Heinrich, chairman. “The people of Camp County believe in the mission of ETMC, and we are pleased that so many individuals and organizations are being recognized for their generous gifts.”
Other members of the ETMC Pittsburg Building Fund committee are Patty and “Bo” Pilgrim, honorary chairs; Ginger Brenner; Dona Cassel; Susan Massey; Becky Jo Reaves; Ann Reeves; Perry Henderson and Marty Wiggins. The late Burt Marans also was a valued and enthusiastic member of the committee.
Under the theme “It All Comes Back to You,” donors have had the opportunity to make a lasting contribution toward saving lives and enhancing the quality of life for their own community through gifts to the building fund. These gifts will truly come back to area individuals, families and organizations as they help ETMC Pittsburg provide the utmost in health services, noted Marty Wiggins, director of the ETMC Foundation.
“Charitable support is a cornerstone of the not-for-profit ETMC Regional Healthcare System, and philanthropy has helped us realize the dream of the wonderful new ETMC Pittsburg campus,” she added. “The community is encouraged to continue to support the hospital with gifts of any size, and we look forward to expanding the donor wall in the months and years ahead.”