Community Foundation supports campaigns

Photo submitted to Times Observer Community Foundation of Warren County Executive Director John Lasher (left) presents a check for $50,000 to Sara Brooks-Sienkiewicz and Paul Shaderowfsky of Warren General Hospital for the hospital’s new 3-D Digital Mammography equipment.

The Community Foundation of Warren County is continuing its commitment to three local campaigns.

The Community Foundation board approved and presented $50,000 to Warren General Hospital toward its purchase of 3-D digital mammography equipment; $25,000 to the Warren Public Library Capital Campaign for its Renovation and Teen Space Project; and $25,000 to the Barber National Institute’s Capital Campaign for improvements to the Bollinger Campus in North Warren.

The new 3-D Digital Mammography machine is already in service at Warren General.

“We are excited to be able to offer this enhanced imaging service to our patients,” CEO Rick Allen said.

“It provides a better ‘picture’ of the area, which can result in better diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.”

The Renovation and Teen Space Project at the library was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. “We are eager to begin the work supported by the Capital Campaign,” Executive Director Kelli Knapp said. “As we get back to ‘normal’ the needs identified for this project will only increase. We are excited to offer these new features to the community.”

The Bollinger Campus of the Barber National Institute in North Warren has been serving people with intellectual disabilities for many years. “Many changes are in the works to improve the working environment for our employees,” Barber National Institute Chief of Staff Robert Barber said. “We are committed to the Bollinger Campus in North Warren and to the people it serves.”

“It is always a pleasure to meet with the recipients of Foundation grants,” Community Foundation Executive Director John Lasher said. “The Board understands the importance of these investments in our community, and the recipients appreciate the support. To have the Community Foundation come into a campaign with one of the lead gifts can help the campaign succeed with other donors.”

“Although the Foundation does not make multi-year grants, it does break down large grant commitments into payments that may stretch over several years,” Lasher said. “This allows the Foundation to support several projects at one time, rather than have to say ‘Yes’ to one and ‘No’ to others.”

More information about the Community Foundation of Warren County is available by visiting cfowc.org.


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