“Rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated”

My husband’s retirement from the Capitol Theatre  caused many to assume MY retirement. Steve’s a little older than me and is retiring in June, just in time for his 65th birthday. I, on the other hand, have a few more years until retirement. I maintain great excitement around the promise that Memorial and the Foundation have now and into the future. I plan on working until 2016.

We’ve also received some questions about the impact of Memorial’s potential partnership/affiliation with four regional health care organizations on the Foundation. For example, “What does this mean for the Memorial Foundation?”  The Memorial Foundation is a separate 501 c 3 non-profit organization, with its own Board and balance sheet. As our Community’s Health Foundation, we will remain a separate entity from the Memorial Family of Services and any potential partner. Nothing will alter our current focus, a deep community commitment, aligned with Memorial’s goals and community health improvement  mission.

On nearly the same day Memorial announced its intention to consider a strategic partner, the Attorney General’s office recently gave our Foundation accolades for driving 95% of all donations directly to health programs. This is news to celebrate!

This year the Foundation proudly added $2.6 million dollars to the Family of Service bottom line in the form of allocations to Memorial health care programs. Let’s you and I try and double that next year!


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