Beebe Medical Foundation Receives Record $10 Million Donation
Captions - At top: Jeffrey Fried, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare; Judy Aliquo, President & CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation, and Margaret H. and Randall Rollins, enjoy a moment after the unveiling of the historic gift.
Above, left: Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President of Beebe Healthcare and Tom Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation talk to Margaret H. and Randall Rollins following the event.
Above right: Alex Moore and Anna Beebe Moore, grandson and daughter of the founders of Beebe, wait for the unveiling.
Find out more about the planned expansion of Beebe Healthcare services in Sussex County.
Creating the Next Generation of Care
The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare announced today a transformational gift of $10 million from the Ma-Ran Foundation to help fund improvements on Beebe Healthcare's Lewes campus as part of the Creating the Next Generation of Care services and facilities expansion plan. 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.”
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.
Growth Expected to Continue
Thomas J. Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation expressed his gratitude for the gift, and spoke of the positive effect a gift of this magnitude can have with other donors, “This gift is not only historic but transformational. It is not every day a not-for-profit community hospital in Delaware receives such a wonderful generous gift of $10 million. It is truly a sign that the Rollins family trusts the leadership of Beebe and our master plan. Their gift certainly will inspire others to invest in Beebe and help us change and save lives every day.”
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.