The Titusville Area Health Center Foundation is back up and running after
a three-year hiatus.
Holli Wolfe, foundation director, said she was hired in May to oversee
the foundation, as well as being the director of marketing and community
relations for Titusville Area Hospital.
She said the hospital didn’t have a foundation during those three
years due to not having a director.
“The foundation’s last meeting was in 2014,” Wolfe said.
“The hospital saw a need and (the foundation) started back up with
the first meeting (being held) July 11, and five of the seven board members
The returning board members include: Barbara English, Amy J. Felton, Lawrence
H. Fledderman, C.J. Kirvan, and Kenneth E. Winger. Those joining the board
are Lee Clinton, hospital CEO; and new member Lynette Pedensky.
Wolfe said the foundation was established in 1985, and it exists to supply
needed funds to Titusville Area Hospital.
She said the foundation was established to meet the identified health care
needs (most recently MRI), new services and large building renovations,
including the recently renovated lobby.
“Funds raised can go for new equipment,” Wolfe said. “Typically,
if someone sends a donation to the foundation, they can earmark the funds
for specified projects, but if (the donation) comes in unrestricted, that
goes to big projects.”
She said that some of the hospital’s employees make payroll deductions,
and a lot of people donate funds in memory, or in honor of loved ones.
While talking to The Herald, Wolfe then pointed to the huge tree on one
the hospital’s walls, which is located in a hallway near the lobby
area, where gold-colored leaves are engraved with the names of donors.
Most of the donations listed are in memory or honor of loved ones.
“When someone donates (a total of) $250, they get a leaf on the tree,” she said.
Wolfe added that the foundation will be holding fundraisers, for example,
a golf tournament is scheduled for next year.
She said each project has enabled TAH to continue to provide the highest
quality of care to its patients.
Wolfe said the foundation is non-profit and serves as a way in which the
community can participate in the strength and excellence of its hospital
through donations and support.
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