Gratefulness abounds

From The Memorial Foundation President’s Desk:

We are ever grateful to our donors this year for increasing their giving in support of community health programs from $2.9 million in 2011-12 to $3.4 million in 2012-13. Simply amazing!

As we look to the new year, our focus will be on four health initiatives in the areas of improving children’s health; creating a healthy Yakima; ensuring access to information and tools to make end of life decisions; and increasing survivorship and preventative education in cancer care.

We’ve received some questions about the impact of Memorial’s potential partnership/affiliation on the Foundation.  The Memorial Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization, with its own board and balance sheet.  As our community’s health foundation, we will remain a separate entity from Memorial and any potential partner, and all donor monies will continue to support Yakima and our mission.

—Anne Caffery

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