Porter Hospital’s annual campaign boosted by $100,000 in challenge grants

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Two major and anonymous financial commitments totaling $100,000 have been committed to Porter Medical Center in Middlebury in the form of “challenge grants” intended to encourage others to support the upcoming “People for Porter” annual campaign. Through these challenge grants, every donation made to Porter between September 15 and December 31 will be matched on a 2-1 basis by these donors according to Porter’s Vice President for Development Ron Hallman. “We are deeply grateful to these anonymous friends who have come together to offer this incredible challenge opportunity for our local supporters,” he said. “This is a unique opportunity for every member of this community to have their individual donation, regardless of the amount, to essentially be tripled thanks to the availability of these matching funds.”The Porter Medical Center annual campaign supports the work of both Porter Hospital and Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and provides resources for health care programs, new equipment and other special projects.The 2016 annual campaign is chaired by Porter’s Interim CEO, Dr Fred Kniffin, who has personally signed more than 1,000 letters that will be mailed next week to current PMC donors, but he emphasized that this is a community-wide effort. “Porter needs the support of our community now more than ever, and I hope that both long-time donors and new friends will take this special opportunity to demonstrate their support of our community hospital and skilled nursing facility,” he said.Porter Hospital, founded in 1925, is a not-for-profit community hospital. It offers comprehensive medical care and 24-hour emergency services to residents, students and staff of Middlebury College and visitors to the area.  It also owns and operates a 105 bed long-term care facility (blue roof in above picture) which provides nursing home care, short-term rehabilitation and dementia services.Source: Porter Medical Center 9.6.2016  www.portermedical.org(link is external)last_img read more