The Campaign for Capital Health
A Successful Campaign for Capital Health
The Board of Directors of Capital Health Foundation is pleased to announce that the five year Campaign for Capital Health closed December 31, 2011 with more that $21.8 million raised. Donations mainly benefited the building and renovation projects at Capital Health including our new, state-of-the-art hospital in Hopewell and the infrastructure and patient unit renovations at Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
“With our original goal of $17 million surpassed by $4.8 million, our first-ever campaign has been a tremendous success,” said Miles W. Truesdell Jr., Chairman, Capital Health Foundation Board of Directors. “The Capital Health and Foundation Boards are extremely thankful for the generosity of so many over the past few years. We commend our boards, senior management, medical staff, employees and the community for their leadership and participation in helping to continue and advance a legacy of healthcare excellence that will benefit our community for generations to come.”
Capital Health President and CEO, Al Maghazehe, PhD, FACHE, agreed. “The success of the campaign indicates a historic level of community participation at Capital Health,” he stated. “I am particularly impressed knowing that over 90 percent of the donors to The Campaign for Capital Health made their first-ever gift to the Foundation.”
Maghazehe especially applauded the employees who donated a portion of their salaries to the effort and increased employee participation in hospital fundraising by 300 percent. “Our employees were among the first to step forward in support of the campaign and their gifts total more than $1.2 million.” He added that the medical staff also stepped forward in a generous way pledging over $1.1 million to the effort. “The System and Foundation boards are very proud of our employees and medical staff. We are truly grateful for their exemplary commitment.”
Donors to The Campaign for Capital Health will be highlighted in an upcoming publication produced by the Foundation. And leadership donors were eligible for a naming opportunity within the new hospital or at Regional Medical Center. A few named areas include the CHAI Healing Garden on the second floor which recognizes Capital Health Advanced Radiology’s generosity. Trenton Anesthesiology Associates named the Surgical Waiting Area. The atrium welcome center is named by Sodexo. And, the pediatric waiting room was named by Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions. Other donors are recognized throughout the hospital in lobbies and rooms and on artwork and benches. Additionally, donors of $1,000 and above are listed on the Campaign donor wall in the atrium of Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell and a corresponding wall will be installed at Regional Medical Center. Finally, all employees who gave to the campaign and all members of the medical staff who supported the effort will be recorded on separate, custom-designed donor walls that will hang near the Sunflower gift shop and the Abbas Maghazehe Wi-Fi Center respectively.