Fulton County Medical Center Foundation is launching a “Double Your Donation” campaign Sunday with the help of a generous gift by F&M Trust. The goal is to raise $70,000 to support educational equipment and a new education room/suite at the medical center.
The 70-day “Double Your Donation” campaign matches any size gift up to $15,000. It is part of the “70 for 70” campaign in conjunction with FCMC’s 70th anniversary.
The “Double Your Donation” matching challenge gift begins Oct. 4 – the same day 70 years ago that FCMC opened its doors – and runs through Dec. 12.
Ongoing training is critical for the clinical staff, organizers say.
Gifts designated for the ”70 for 70” project will be doubled. This means a gift of $25 will be worth $50; a gift of $250 will be worth $500, and a gift of $5,000 will be worth $10,000. Gifts ensure FCMC stays on the leading edge of person-centered care.
Investment in the community’s health
“At F&M Trust, we look for opportunities where our support will make a significant impact,” said F&M President/CEO Tim Henry. “We are also strong believers in the power of working together. It is our hope that by providing matching dollars, we will inspire other organizations and individuals to give to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. Together, we can make a big difference. By giving to the FCMC Foundation, donors are making a very important investment in the community’s health.”
“The community responded to a similar campaign in 2017 when F&M Trust assisted with our expansion project,” said Foundation Executive Director Mike Straley. “This project is equally important to our clinical staff. It shows our commitment to the training and education that’s needed for top-line patient-centered care. The FCMC Foundation, through the goodwill of the community, is honored to fully fund this project.”
The educational equipment and the space needed for the project will be housed in the Medical Center. Existing space will be converted to a state-of-art clinical education suite.
“We feel that participating in the education of our future medical professionals is vital to fulfilling our Mission: to continually improve the health of our communities,” said FCMC President/CEO Mike Makosky. “Fulton County Medical Center is committed to helping ensure our future caregivers receive the best training possible in a nurturing atmosphere.”