The history of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) is rooted in the philanthropic nature of the greater Princeton community. From the very first building, donated by Moses Taylor Pyne in 1919, through the completion of the Design for Healing campaign, our community has generously supported the hospital for more than 94 years.
The Design for Healing campaign was favored with knowledgeable and committed leadership—from CEO and President Barry Rabner and the senior staff who guided the project, to our project partners and professionals, to our volunteer boards and committees who dedicated countless hours to the effort. The determination and vision of our leadership helped to drive the campaign to reach goals never before imagined for a New Jersey hospital fundraising effort. In fact, our community contributed in total $171 million—the highest total ever raised by a New Jersey hospital, and the highest total raised for a hospital of our size in the country.
On behalf of Barry Rabner and the 4,000 employees and physicians of PHCS, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Design for Healing Campaign Committee, and the 11,214 donors who made this historic campaign possible. Beginning on page 2, several of these leaders share their reminiscences of the campaign and its pivotal moments.
Joseph E. Stampe
Vice President of Development
Princeton HealthCare System Foundation
Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2013.