By now, every household in Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond Counties will have received an envelope from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. It’s the second mail-out as part of the Foundation’s “The Time is Now” endowment campaign. Foundation officials say a second mail appeal was initiated because some residents indicated they did not receive the letter.
Foundation Chair Joe MacDonald says a couple of years ago, the Foundation concluded that building an endowment fund was the right thing to do.
So far, the foundation has received pledges totalling $8.7 million, bringing its endowment to just over $12 million.