It was nearly 20 years ago that Louis Della Penna first became acquainted with Doylestown Hospital. He came to the ER with chest pains, where doctors stabilized his dire condition.
“I was told I had two hours to live,” said Louis. “They literally saved my life.”
The life he has lived since has included service on the steering committee of Friends of The Heart Institute, as well as the hospital’s Foundation Board of Trustees.
“Doylestown Hospital is a special hospital. They’ve attained a level of quality that is much higher than you’d find in most community hospitals. We’re very proud of what they’ve done,” Louis added.
“We’ve been blessed with four children and seven grandchildren,” explained Louis. “Five of our grandchildren live in the Doylestown area.”
That’s a large part of the reason why the Della Penna’s took advantage of an opportunity to make a real difference in the community. Through an endowment funded by appreciated gifts of stock, their support of Doylestown Health established the Carol and Louis Della Penna Pediatric Center in 2014.
“It’s very exciting for us to think we’ve been able to do something for the community and for the hospital. We need a thriving, full-service hospital that covers all areas of healthcare,” said Louis.
“My husband and I both really love children and watching them grow. This is an investment for my grandchildren and all the grandchildren and young families in the community,” Carol, affectionately called ‘Grammy’ by her grandchildren, said.
The Della Penna’s are eager to watch their namesake center grow.
“We are hoping that with our leadership gift, the community will embrace this and fully embrace the wonderful opportunity to enhance Doylestown Hospital and the community,” Louis shared. “This is something we believe in and we hope others in the community will as well.”
Doylestown Health Foundation provides a number of gift planning opportunities to help you achieve your financial, charitable and estate planning goals. Legacy gifts can be designated for a specific entity, service line, or program at Doylestown Health that is important to you. To share your intentions and to learn more about the additional benefits of planned giving, such as recognition opportunities to honor your future investment, please contact Garrett Owen, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-345-2802
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, the Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and improves the quality of life for all members of our Central Bucks County community and beyond.
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