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Noyes Health Foundation Hosts Donor Gratitude Evening

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Noyes Health Foundation Board of Directors, led by Chairman, Jon Shay, hosted over one-hundred guests at the annual Donor Gratitude Evening at Swain Recreation Center on Saturday, September 27th. Hospital CEO, Amy Pollard, Hospital Board Chairman Mike Johnsen and Jon Shay publicly thanked the Mary Saunders Beiermann Capital Campaign Cabinet members with certificates and “officially” closed the emergency department campaign.

Displayed that evening was a time capsule and its contents that will be sealed and placed in the emergency department to be opened in fifty years – 2064! The bronze dedication plaque that will be placed outside the emergency department pedestrian entrance was unveiled as the event came to a close.  A special highlight of the evening was the scenic lift rides provided by Swain Recreation Center. Exclusive Corporate Sponsor for this event was Ralph and Marilyn Kerr, Teaching & Learning Institute (

“The Noyes Health Foundation Board is grateful to our donors for the support of the Foundation and the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department. With the leadership, right from the start, of Phil and Carole Saunders, their family and the Saunders Foundation the project fundraising never skipped a beat!” said Cynthia Oswald, Foundation Director. “Jon Shay and Les Cole served as co-chairs for the Capital Campaign Cabinet, and led a group of committed volunteers who never lost sight of the importance of a new emergency department and the funding needed to make it happen”.

The lovely evening at Swain Recreation Center brought closure to a successful campaign and gave the Foundation a venue to publicly thank our supporters, but the work of the Foundation never ends. There is always another project, with funding needed, just around the corner! The Noyes Health Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit and is crucial to the financial support of Hospital projects, equipment, and programs which will further improve the care Noyes Health is able to deliver to the communities we serve.

For more information on the Noyes Health Foundation visit, Noyes Health Facebook Page or contact Cynthia Oswald, PR/Marketing Director at or 585-335-4323.

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