2011-03-03 / Local & State

FCMC Foundation Establishes “Donor Societies” To Thank Contributors

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Robert Roush presents Rick Strait of Tower Bank a “Green Hill Civic Society” certificate. Robert Roush presents Rick Strait of Tower Bank a “Green Hill Civic Society” certificate. The board and staff of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation will be out in numbers for the rest of the calendar year delivering certificates to donors of $5,000 and more. “All the donors are important – more important than they know,” said Helen Overly, the foundation’s donor recognition committee co-chair. “We will be having an event to thank all donors on Saturday, May 14. Watch for coming announcements. In the meantime, we have started delivering certificates to many donors who contributed to complete the new Medical Center buildings.”

Donors are awarded certificates for different levels of giving and placed into “donor societies,” some named for the history of the Medical Center. For example, the Green Hill Civic Society, for contributors of $25,000 to $100,000, was named for the group that raised dollars toward the first Medical Center building that broke ground in 1950. “And they said that couldn’t be done either,” Overly added. The $100,000+ Society is called “The Edgar H. MacKinlay, M.D. Society” named for the original medical director of Fulton County Medical Center.


Robert Roush presents Sherie Lake of Lake Insurance an “FCMC Board Chair Society” certificate. Robert Roush presents Sherie Lake of Lake Insurance an “FCMC Board Chair Society” certificate. Board members, staff and committee members will be out distributing the certificates. “We are not asking for money,” said Bill Hine, also a donor recognition committee co-chair “We are saying thank you for the amazing support so many local individuals and businesses have given the Medical Center for so long. We are here for the community and part of the community,” he added.

Robert Roush, executive director of the foundation, said that there were 119 donors of $5,000 and more to the Medical Center. The combined giving total reached more than $10.5 million. “Without this unprecedented groundswell of support, there would be no new facility, and we would not have been unable to add many new programs such as bariatric surgery and gynecology services. Coming soon will be infectious disease and telehealth services, as well as additional orthopedic surgery.” Roush said. “The people of Fulton County have created a rare gem. We hope they will nurture it for years to come,” he added.


Robert Roush presents Paul Johnston of F & M Trust a “Green Hill Civic Society” certificate. Robert Roush presents Paul Johnston of F & M Trust a “Green Hill Civic Society” certificate. All the levels of recognition include:

Donors of more than $1 million shall be members of the “Community Leadership Giving Circle” – Donors at this level shall have all the benefits listed below, plus an annual, intimate luncheon with the FCMC board of directors.

$100,000+ – The Edgar H. MacKinlay, M.D. Society – All below plus prominent display at top level on donor recognition wall, naming opportunity to be selected and Web site recognition

$25,000 - $99,999 – The Green Hill Civic Society – All below plus prominent display at third level on donor recognition wall

$10,000 – $24,999 – FCMC Medical Staff Society – All below plus any specially arranged recognition or naming opportunity and/or recognition on Web site

$5,000 – $9,999 – FCMC Board Chair Society – All below plus recognition at donor event(s), framed society certificate

$1,000 – $4,999 – FCMC Visionary – All below, plus recognition on a donor wall

$100 – $999 – FCMC Friend - Written acknowledgement and thank-you, listing in newsletters and annual report

For more information visit on the Web at www.fcmcpa.org/foundation.ht ml. From there, follow the foundation on Facebook, read a copy of the latest newsletter or make a contribution or call 717-485- 6116.

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