Two local families and foundations have joined forces to jumpstart the 2010 GRMC annual fund drive. The Gosselink family, the Witt family, the Claude & Dolly Ahrens Foundation, and the Claude Ahrens Charitable Trust announced Monday they will match the community’s donations with a $25,000 challenge grant to help support healthcare programs and services through the 2010 Grinnell Regional Medical Center Annual Fund Drive.
“We have made a commitment to this community to provide the best quality of life we can with the resources we have been given.” says Susan Witt, vice-president of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and chair of the GRMC Board of Directors. “GRMC is so vital to our quality of life in Grinnell. It provides excellent healthcare and health related services to enhance life for the better.”
The annual fund drive supports hundreds of programs and services—from complex modalities such as life-changing surgery and treatment for chronic pain to simple offerings such as a fast-moving aerobic dance class or support from a compassionate healthcare provider.
Witt encourages everyone to consider what they can do to help support GRMC.
“Donors who give to the annual fund drive can make an impact with their gift no matter how large or how small,” she says.
The $25,000 challenge will double gifts from those who:
- Did not support last year’s annual fund drive.
- Increase their annual fund donation over their 2009 gift. (The increased portion will double.)
“When making a donation, one can take pride in the knowledge of ownership of making GRMC the success it is now and will continue to be for future generations,” Witt says.
To make a gift or pledge to the 2010 annual fund drive, jump on our website at www.grmc.us and go to the link “Make a gift to GRMC” or call Mindy Uitermarkt at 641-236-2961. Donations may also be mailed to the Office of Development, 210 4th Ave., Grinnell, IA 50112.
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