Since 2006, donor support has proven invaluable, laying the groundwork for true progress and building critical momentum for the Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Design for Healing campaign. Each gift moved us one step closer to realizing our dream of a new hospital that would be worthy of our first-class staff and the community that it serves.
This spring, PHCS Foundation hosted a series of intimate receptions for several leading individual and corporate donors who chose to formally dedicate a selected space. These exemplary gifts have made a lasting impact. At each event, donors gathered with their family, friends, co-workers, physicians, and PHCS leadership to tour the space made possible by the donor’s gift, unveil their donor recognition plaque, and honor the role philanthropy played in this historic community project.
These receptions were a reflection of the diverse reasons for, and the transformative power of, philanthropic giving. They were an opportunity to commemorate Nora and Jim Orphanides’s decades of service to PHCS; to honor the life of Patricia O’Rourke-Smires with her husband, Dr. Harvey Smires; to recognize the Charles Evans Foundation’s contributions to public health; to demonstrate the profound effect of corporate support with the dedication of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center; and to open the doors to the Chapel of Light, an interfaith place of worship and area of respite available to all hospital visitors and staff.
The extraordinary commitment of these and so many of our other donors is inspiring, and it exemplifies what greatness can be achieved when we work together to strengthen and build the future of our community.
Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2012.