During a time of social distancing and limited crowds, officials with the Tomah Health Community Foundation are excited about its annual nonevent gala.
For the last 12 years, the philanthropic organization of Tomah Health has held the unique fundraising effort that has raised more than $65,000 to support future health care providers.
“When this first started, we saw it as an opportunity to do something a little different, while continuing the work of the hospital foundation,” said organization president Pete Reichardt. “With COVID-19 you don’t have to worry about showing up to an event or worry about social distancing, all you have to do is consider a donation for a great cause.”
Reichardt said instead a traditional fundraising banquet, a mailing has been sent to Tomah area businesses, residents and ‘friends of the foundation’ seeking support for the fictitious event.
He said the purpose of the fundraising activity is to support the foundation’s annual educational scholarship program that helps fund three $1,500 scholarships to students planning a health care career. “Over the years the organization has awarded more than $65,000 to support students studying for a future health care career,” he said. “We truly appreciate everyone that supports the effort and are always looking for additional businesses and individuals to get behind the project.”
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