Tracy Area Medical Foundation
2011 Fall Classic
The 2011 Fall classic is Friday, September 9th.
This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 toward the purchase of a Defibrillator Lifepac 15 for hospital use.
Thanks to you, and all the 2010 Fall Classic Golf Scramble supporters, the Foundation will be presenting Sanford Tracy with a check for $9,800 toward the purchase of an Auto-Pulse CPR Chest compression system for use in the Sanford Tracy Emergency Department.
Tracy Area Foundation
On Monday February 7, 2011 the Tracy Area Medical Foundation held its annual meeting with the public invited to attend. The 7:30 PM meeting included a presentation of the Foundation’s financial status, approval of new board member and information on the Foundations Key membership program.
Why an Annual Membership Drive?
Although the foundation has been very fortunate to have received several large gifts in the past three years, the means to sustain the organization’s ability to continue providing financial support for our local hospital and clinics and continue providing scholarships will likely be based upon a yearly commitment of foundation support by community members – KEY MEMBERSHIPS.
Key membership is simply a commitment to provide a yearly tax deductible gift in an amount designated by the contributor. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and welcomed. When the Key Membership Program was implemented five years ago the following levels of giving were established:
$1.00 - $199.00 – Associate Members – Certificate of Appreciation will be awarded each year of contribution.
$200 - $299 – Bronze Key
$300 - $499 – Silver Key
$500 - $999 – Gold Key
$1,000 and over – Platinum Key
Key Members receive a membership plaque with their first gift and key. Each plaque will accommodate six years of gift contributions.
In the past six years the Tracy Area Medical Foundation has been responsible for raising and contributing nearly $100,000 toward the purchase of Wellness Center equipment for strength and cardio vascular training. In 2010 the Foundation raised $85,000 and contributed $100,000 to the Tracy Clinic construction/remodeling project. The picture to the left is of Elise Lanoue, Tracy Area Medical Foundation Chairperson, greeting everyone at an Open House held on September 26, 2010.
Fall Classic Golf Tournament fundraisers have raised approximately $70,000 with funds designated to purchase equipment such as a bladder scanner for hospital and clinic use, and a Lucas Chest Compression System for providing automated CPR allowing nurses to monitor other vital components in emergency situations – both providing considerable benefit to patients. As a member of the Sanford Health network, Sanford Tracy receives significant support in the areas of education and technology; however expenditures in the areas of equipment and program development are the responsibility of each individual health network facility making the Foundation’s support extremely important. Skyrocketing costs can impede Sanford Tracy’s ability to access new technology or equipment making foundation support a paramount component of healthcare delivery here in our community.
Why Become a Foundation Key Member?
In today’s world of rapidly changing healthcare delivery, maintaining quality health care in a rural setting is becoming more and more challenging. Community support, in every way, is becoming even more important than ever. As a Foundation Key Member you become an integral part of maintaining the high quality of care you expect from your local healthcare facility.
Please accept the invitation to attend the February 7th Tracy Area Medical Foundation’s annual meeting to learn more about how you can become a supporter of healthcare provided locally.
For more information on how you can become a Foundation Key Member feel free to contact Cookie Cooreman @ 212-4179.