Honoring 90-Years of Friendship and Support for Hospital
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio—June 1, 2010—Atrium Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs presented the Foundation with a $32,500 gift from the proceeds of The 2009 Charity Ball. As the Federation enters is 90th year in 2010, they are counting down to the milestone of $1 million contributed to the hospital.
The Federation hosts The Charity Ball, Middletown’s most anticipated annual fundraiser. At the 2009 Charity Ball, Robert Hendricks, local businessman, proposed an unexpected match up to $10,000 for the same amount raised at the ball or soon thereafter. Members lost no time stepping up the challenge. They donated their own money and held a Vintage Tea Party fundraiser, surpassing the challenge and achieving the match.
In addition to their fundraising efforts, the Federation does many service projects; one of which was wrapping and delivering sugar maple seedlings to fifth grade children in Middletown and nearby communities to celebrate Arbor Day.
“We planted a mature tree along the walking trail at Atrium campus on Arbor Day as a tribute to the 90-year friendship we’ve enjoyed with the Federation,” says Mike Stautberg executive director at the Foundation.
“When the Federation started 90 years ago, founders understood that a first-rate hospital was important to the community,” says Ruthanne Cassidy president of the Federation. “We’ve honored that tradition, and still think it’s the best investment for our time and gifts.”
“It’s our pleasure to honor the Federation for choosing the hospital as a beneficiary for their gifts,” says Jessica Woodard, development coordinator at the Foundation. “We’re grateful for their creative fundraising abilities, and continued generosity. The Federation is truly a wonderful asset to the hospital and our community.”