A $100,000 challenge match issued by the Boards of Trustees of Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation generated extraordinary generosity in the community
DOYLESTOWN, PA – Launched on March 30, 2021, to coincide with National Doctors’ Day, the $100,000 Boards of Trustees Challenge Match has concluded with more than $330,000 in community donations, and $148,000 in commitments from the Trustees—bringing the total to nearly $480,000 in new gifts to ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health.
The Challenge Match is the first of its kind in Doylestown Health’s history, with 100 percent participation from both boards—37 members in total—of both Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation. Altogether, commitments from the Trustees amounted to $148,000.
In addition to honoring National Doctors’ Day, the Challenge was issued in recognition of National Healthcare Volunteer Week from April 19 to April 25, and National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, and extended to June 30 to maximize community impact and giving opportunities.
All gifts to the Challenge Match support the One Vision Campaign and the top priority needs of Doylestown Health. The campaign aims to raise $100 million by 2023, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Doylestown Hospital. The campaign has exceeded $75 million, which was the original goal set in 2018 at the public launch. In January, Doylestown Health announced the increased campaign goal in conjunction with Phase 2 priority projects.
“It means so much to us that our ambitious plans for the future of Doylestown Health have the support of the community,” says Laura Wortman, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Doylestown Health. “This Challenge Match celebrates community generosity as it honors the healthcare heroes who make Doylestown Health an award-winning, destination healthcare provider, helping us achieve national recognition year after year. We are so grateful to the Trustees for this challenge and the generosity it has inspired.”
About ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched an ambitious comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care.
Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology. For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215-345-2009.
About Doylestown Health Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to support patient care excellence and improve quality of life for the patients and families we serve. Doylestown Health relies on each and every philanthropic gift, no matter the size, to deliver the highest level of patient care with the most advanced technologies and treatment options.
Gifts benefit ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health and have a significant impact, yielding advances in medicine and refined delivery of care for the benefit of our patients and families. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from our donors through annual and leadership gifts, planned giving, and corporate partnerships. Your investment in Doylestown Health will help us realize our ambitious vision for the future: to remain a place where science and technology meet grace and humanity, and to improve the quality of life for all members of the community.