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Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Awards Grant!

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Beebe Medical Foundation Awarded $250,000 Grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation

The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare are proud to announce a $250,000 grant award from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to support the new Specialty Surgical Hospital to be built on Beebe’s Rehoboth Beach Health Campus on Route 24.

The Perdue Foundation has a strong and loyal commitment to supporting Beebe Healthcare, giving a gift of $150,000 in 2015 to purchase new 3D mammography technology at Beebe’s Georgetown Health Campus.

Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation shared, “Our great community partnership with Perdue dates back to 1985 and has grown over the years as our community is growing! Both Perdue and Beebe recognize the need to support the expanding needs of healthcare throughout Sussex County.”

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue.

“Beebe Healthcare is a wonderful asset to the Sussex County community where many Perdue associates and their families call home,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation. “We are honored to provide funding toward their campaign to expand their healthcare network with a new specialty surgical hospital in southern Delaware.”

Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare said, “Perdue’s gift to Beebe is inspiring! Their commitment and investment over the years is helping Beebe grow to provide more specialized healthcare and will encourage other companies to consider supporting our community not-for-profit healthcare system. Community support is critical as we strive to meet the growing demands on our healthcare system.”

About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products. The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at

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, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 

Photo Caption: Shown during the check presentation (left to right) are Kim Nechay, executive director of The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation; Thomas J. Protack, Vice President of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Judy L. Aliquo, CFRE, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation; Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms; and Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare.