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Historic Record: $45.4 Million Raised

 

Judy Aliquo and Tom Protack

Beebe Medical Foundation announced Thursday the “I Believe in Beebe Campaign” raised $45.4 million – exceeding its $34 million goal.

The 4-year historic campaign surpassed all previous Beebe fundraising campaigns; the previous highest total was $12.5 million for Vision 2005.

“What’s been really inspiring from some of those investments is that they’ve been from grateful patients who our Beebe heroes have saved and changed their lives, and they wanted to give back to say thank you for that amazing care that they’ve received,” said Judy Aliquo, President & CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation.

The campaign finale was held at the Hyatt in Dewey Beach where over 200 donors, families, and friends were in attendance signifying a donation of more than $25,000 to the campaign. The donors will be recognized as part of the donor wall around Beebe’s facilities for their support to the largest capital expansion in the healthcare system’s 100-plus years.

Part of those expansion projects will begin opening in 2020 when the South Coastal Health Campus opens its freestanding emergency department and cancer center near Millville in May and July, respectively. Coming in 2022, the Rehoboth Health Campus will feature a state-of-the-art Specialty Surgical Hospital that will house the Center for Robotic Surgery. Renovations and additions are also ongoing to the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus where a new hybrid operating room – the first of its kind in Sussex County – will open in January, and where a new interventional cardiology lab opened earlier this year.

Thanks to the transformational $10 million gift from Randall and Margaret “Peggy” Rollins of the Ma-Ran Foundation, patients, visitors, and community members are beginning to see more defined entrance and a new lobby near the parking garage at the Lewes Campus, which is expected to be completed in early 2020. Various projects inside are also ongoing to improve patient stays.

“The gift from Randall and Peggy transformed what we could raise because so many people knew with that investment, Beebe was a place that should be invested in,” Ms. Aliquo said. “We are so grateful for the Ma-Ran Foundation’s historic, generous gift. We are grateful for the inspiring generosity from all of our donors who have supported the ‘I Believe in Beebe’ campaign.”

Important Facts and Figures

  • $45,434,673 raised during I Believe in Beebe Campaign
  • $4.4 million from the Beebe Medical Foundation Board Members
  • $2.3 million from Beebe team members
  • $1.3 million from doctors, physicians, and physician groups
  • 1,222 families gave memorial donations
  • Over 500 people Celebrated Excellent Care to celebrate and honor team members
  • 415 bricks sold for Lewes Campus pergola
  • More than 150 events, parties, and gatherings were held
  • 41 foundations donated
  • 14 estate gifts

Tom Protack, Vice President of Development, who will taking over as President in January after Ms. Aliquo retires, concluded the evening with a look toward the future of Beebe Healthcare and its Foundation.

“Tonight is a celebration and a thank you for all those who participated in the campaign,” Mr. Protack said. “Creating the Next Generation of Care for Sussex County is an ongoing goal, and we will need the community’s help again in the future to accomplish Beebe’s dream. Now more than ever, new donors are interested in donating to something more than brick-and-mortar. They want to know about endowments, Home Care Services, Population Health programs, helping the people who can’t afford cancer care, and who need to help manage chronic diseases. The Foundation must continue supporting Beebe Healthcare’s mission to help create a healthier community while providing access to the latest technology and treatments.”

 

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 https://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 who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.