St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation is conducting another mail-out as part of its “The Time is Now” endowment campaign. Envelopes were sent out this week to all homes in Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond Counties. In the package is information about the campaign, a pledge card and a return envelope.
Campaign chair Steve Smith says it’s doing this for several reasons.
The first mail-out took place in November. So far, the Foundation has received pledges and donations totalling 12 million dollars. The Foundation hopes to raise 20-million in 10 years.
It has been six months since the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital foundation kicked off their endowment campaign, and the money continues to roll it. The campaign now has 12 million for the endowment fund since the inception in September.
Steve Smith is the campaign chair for the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital endowment campaign. Smith says receiving donations is critical for the future of the foundation:
Smith says the goal is still to reach 20 million dollars by 2026. You can expect to find an envelope in your mailbox at the beginning of May, asking for a donation if you haven’t already filled out a pledge card.
The chair of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation’s “The Time is Now” Campaign is taking his message to the business community today. Steve Smith will be speaking to “Business Connects” , the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce’s networking and information series. It will be held from 4 to 5:30 at the People’s Place Library. Smith says he’ll be talking about the importance of the campaign and how fund-raising is progressing. Smith says support from the business community and hospital staff has been encouraging. He says it’s also reaching out to the community for support.
The goal for the endowment fund is to raise 20 million dollars by 2026.