“Caring for Communities” in Monticello
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines philanthropy as: “goodwill to fellow members of the human race.” That’s exactly the philosophy embraced by the CentraCare Health Foundation in 2016 when it launched its philanthropy efforts in Monticello. The idea was simple – bring the people together in a way that provides goodwill and promotes the well-being of the community.
“The community had gone through so many changes in health care over the years, so we wanted to invite people to the campus so they could experience what’s here, have a dialogue and ask questions,” said Michelle Redding, development officer for CentraCare Health Foundation – Monticello. To do this, they started hosting small groups for tours, which gave people an opportunity to get more familiar with the facilities, services and team.
The feedback from the tours was overwhelmingly positive and attendees appreciated having a connection to the campus. So, in November 2016, the Foundation hosted a kick-off breakfast, called Caring for our Communities, which brought together more than 300 businesses and individuals to discuss the mission of the health campus and opportunities to support the work.
The event raised $300,000 to help fund excellence in patient and family care — patient care services important to the patient/family care experience, but not reimbursed through insurance — as well as a number of local community health and wellness initiatives.
“Our campus health care partners really stepped up,” said Redding. In total, more than 30 businesses and individuals made contributions of $5,000 or more, which inspired others to invest in the future as well. “It was beautifully affirming that the community was on board with us. They share our desire to have a high-quality medical campus here and showed that through their actions and generosity.”
We invite you to Rediscover Your Hospital in a one-hour mission-based tour where you will learn about current programs, growing services, and future plans. To schedule, contact Karen Chatterton at (763) 271-2489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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