Douglas County Health Center Foundation
Foundation Celebrates Twenty Years and Thank You to Our Donors
In 2014 we are honored and excited to celebrate twenty years of fulfilling our mission to the residents and employees of Douglas County Health Center. Throughout this year, our thought is to give you a little glimpse into the history of our foundation and to communicate why we feel our mission remains so important.
In 1994 our foundation was created as the result of a generous financial gift from Dr. Thomas Magruder III to provide scholarships in memory of Thomas G. Magruder and J. Albert & Nettie M. Boom and, additionally, a scholarship and lecture series in honor of Ann Magruder. The holding and distribution of these monies necessitated the incorporation of articles and by-laws of a non-profit organization and thus the foundation was begun. Aligning with Dr. Magruder’s intent, the foundation understands the value and importance of further education and Douglas County Health Center employees who seek to continue their education in a long-term care nursing or nursing assistant program are welcome to apply. During our twenty years, we have awarded scholarships to employees pursuing degrees in certified nursing assistance, licensed practical nursing, and registered nursing. Applicants can be awarded up to $1,000.00 annually towards their tuition.
Each and every day this catalyst gift that began our foundation continues to impact the lives of our employees and, through their care, our residents. By encouraging employees to further their long-term care nursing education, the foundation hopes they share their learned knowledge and their acquired skills to the best and most effective use of their ability.
In February we’ll tell you about our first bricks and mortar project within Douglas County Health Center.
Wow! Thank you to all our donors who made our end-of-year appeal so successful. Your donations in 2013 more than doubled our results from last year and, thanks to you, we are able to continue and bolster our ongoing programs that directly serve our residents. That is incredible news.
We would specifically like to acknowledge the following donations:
In honor of
Mrs. Auryl Hughes
The “wonderful nurses at DCHC”
In memory of
Edward W. Wiley
Thanks to everyone who gave in 2013.
The Mission of the Douglas County Health Center Foundation is to provide funds and in-kind services aimed at improving the quality of life for Douglas County Health Center residents and to support staff learning and educational opportunities.