Your board ensures you are doing the right things; your staff ensures you are doing things right.
This is something I heard many years ago and have always remembered and agreed with. Luckily, our Foundation Board of Trustees does an excellent job of determining the right things for the Foundation to be doing.
Over the first six years since the Foundation’s inception, some of the major successes include:
Establishing the employee scholarships – as of 2018, we have awarded 53 scholarships for a total of $96,200.
Assisting employees through hardship challenges – over $20,000 has been awarded.
Funding the renovation of the Wellness Center – opened in September of 2014, now over 150 residents participate in more than 17 weekly offerings.
Funding the rejuvenation of Pilgrim Hall – programs increased from 60 to 90 in the first year after opening.
Funding the Educational Leadership and Inspirational Programming for the Starr Memory Care Residence – programs are continuing to be established, and education is constant and ongoing.
Welcoming 48 members to the MacNeil Society with an estimated $4.2 million in deferred gifts – ensuring a continued flow of funds throughout the years as our donors support Foundation efforts through their estate plans.
Building on the success of the first six years, we recently completed our Strategic Plan for the Foundation, which continues to align with the initiatives of Plymouth Harbor. Our four major initiatives of the Foundation include:
Providing gift revenue for ongoing program funding at Plymouth Harbor.
Identifying and establishing gift revenue for emerging trends and technologies in our service area.
Strengthening and widening our donor base.
Continuing to build a knowledgeable and engaged Foundation board.
Indeed, our Foundation Board of Trustees ensures we are doing the right things to further programs and projects that require funding beyond what operations can support. Our donors ensure we can fund those programs and projects. Our staff ensures we are doing things right to move those initiatives forward.
We are a balanced team of individuals, here to improve the lives of our residents. We hope you will all join us in our mission.