MURRAY, Ky. (10/15/13) – The Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare held its annual unveiling of the Donor Wall Tuesday, Oct. 15 and had a bonus to make the event more special. Bob Hargrove, President and CEO of The Murray Bank, challenged the community to raise the approximately $150,000 remaining to break ground on the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House—and then announced The Murray Bank would cut it in half with a check for $75,000.
“The Murray Bank has already pledged $50,000 to this project and today they donated $75,000 more with the challenge to the community to match them. In addition, a lot of their leadership have been personal donors and have even served in leadership capacities at MCCH. Due to this vote of confidence by The Murray Bank, the finish line of this $3.5 million project is in sight. The hospice house will be a reality,” said Keith Travis, Vice President of Development at MCCH.
After the presentation, the audience moved inside for the unveiling of the updated Donor Wall in the South Tower of MCCH. Names of individuals and businesses with a cumulative donation of $1,000 or more are placed on the wall, which is updated annually. This year, 42 new names were added to the existing 217 based on donations from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013.
“The names on the wall represent more than $2.4 million in funds donated, and today was a celebration of continued support to MCCH as a not-for-profit hospital,” Travis said.
During the ceremony, MCCH CEO Jerry Penner told the audience of the many initiatives of the Endowment, including the hospice house, new equipment fund, Medical Utility Vehicle donations to local schools and the nearly 40 Automatic External Defibrillators that have been donated to businesses and organizations in the area.
For more information on the mission of the Endowment or the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, visit www.MCCHEndowment.org or call (270) 762-1908.
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