Leadership Gwinnett capital campaign raises $900k

In eight months, the first capital campaign in nearly 30 years exceeded expectations for Leadership Gwinnett as it brought in more than $900,000. That passed the initial goal of $600,000 as the organization starts a five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan will include a new program, enhanced scholarship opportunities, and more strategic outreach.

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Building Bridges of Hope and Health

Valley Healthcare System is preparing to launch Building Bridges of Hope and Health, as an extraordinary five-year program establishing partnerships to encourage new health initiatives while stimulating economic growth in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley. It is an ambitious program, building on our First 20 Years of Service (1994-2014) and acknowledging Valley Healthcare System's contribution of over $30 million in fair market value of health care dollars to the community. This spring, Valley Healthcare hired Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to conduct a feasibility study testing six areas including leadership, messaging, and community identity. The results of that study indicate that 85% of the respondents recognized the importance of our mission and goal to provide comprehensive primary healthcare, selected specialties and referral services regardless of individual circumstances. However, the survey also revealed that very few respondents knew of our existence. In an effort to "take our light out from under the bushel" we are inviting community leaders to visit and tour our new headquarters facility.

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Posted on October 31, 2013

Hospice building campaign off to good start

The capital campaign to raise $6.55 million to build an inpatient hospice facility in Victoria is officially underway. Last week, a Hospice of South Texas campaign kickoff event revealed $3,369,471 in confirmed pledges for phase one of the project. "We currently are at 65 percent of our phase one goal of $5,250,000 for the inpatient center," said Hilary Lucas, hospice advancement director. "We will continue meeting with those interested in our pro ject, individuals, companies and foundations." The goal is to break ground in 2014. "We are truly grateful to all who have helped us reach this point. We are halfway there but have much more work to do," she said.

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Posted on July 26, 2013