Beebe Medical Foundation Receives Record $10 Million Donation
The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare announced today a transformational gift of $10 million from the Ma-Ran Foundation to name the Margaret H. Rollins Pavilion on the Lewes Campus.
This gift represents the largest gift received by Beebe, the largest gift in Sussex County, and one of the largest gifts made in the state of Delaware.
“The Rollins family’s gift is so inspirational! We are so honored that Peggy and Randall, their two daughters, Pam Rollins and Amy Rollins Kreisler, and their son, Tim Rollins, joined us today as we announce this historic gift for Beebe,” said Judy L. Aliquo, CFRE, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation. “This generous investment in Beebe could not have come at a better time, as we embark on the largest expansion plan in our history. Beebe Healthcare is a very special place! Every day, we hear countless stories from our patients and their families about the excellent care received with unprecedented compassion provided by our doctors, nurses and team members. We cannot thank the Rollins family enough as well as all of the donors who so generously year after year contribute to Beebe—our local, award-winning, not-for-profit community healthcare system in Sussex County.”
The $10 million gift will partially fund a four-story patient wing and pavilion on the Savannah Road campus that was recently announced as part of Beebe Healthcare’s proposed $180 million facilities and services expansion. This wing will extend the capacity for complex medical and surgical cases, add all private rooms, and create a dedicated new Women’s and Children’s Department on the second floor.
Peggy and Randall Rollins shared, “We are pleased to be able to contribute to this wonderful institution.”
The Rollins family has supported Beebe for more than 30 years with their loyal support. In 2011, R. Randall Rollins and Margaret (Peggy) H. Rollins donated $3 million through their Ma-Ran Foundation toward the expansion and naming of Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, previously the Beebe School of Nursing. This project, completed in 2015, doubled the capacity of the school, and replaced the 50-year-old dormitory with a new three-story, 18,000-square-foot-building containing new, modern classrooms and clinical laboratories.
Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Healthcare. The Foundation is located at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. To learn more about how you can give, please contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or visit us online at www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.
Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, home care services, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.
PROJECT UPDATE [JUNE 15, 2018]: Due to anticipated changes in our community’s use of healthcare facilities and services, we have re-evaluated the scope of our expansion and decided to enhance and expand access to advanced medical technologies and outpatient services rather than proceeding with the construction of additional inpatient rooms on the Lewes Campus. To learn more about these changes, and how we’re continuing to make the next generation of care a reality in Sussex County, click here: https://www.nextgenerationofcare.org/2018/06/15/healthcare-is-changing-and-so-is-beebe