At Wright Memorial Hospital Friday evening, the Hospital Foundation's Donor Recognition Wall was unveiled. It is nine feet, six inches wide by four feet, six inches tall. The base is laminate with engraved copy and graphics filled black and tan, with smoke laminate trim.
Nameplates are divided into categories of Visionaries, Humanitarians, and Benefactors. They are made of metal laminate. The Patrons and Friends levels are displayed on a 13 inches wide by 29 inches tall clear film sheet. The donor recognition wall features the ability to add individuals and businesses well into the future, and also move them from one level to another.
The following individuals and businesses have either contributed or pledged at least $5,000 on a lifetime basis and are designated as Friends of the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation:
Dr. Hesamodin & Shayesteh Borhani
Joseph & Tina Capeder
Dr. Paul & Barbara Cox
Hedrick Medical Center
Dr. J.A. & Chris Keuhn
Steve & Cathy McKay
Les & Renee Reed
Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital
In memory of Donald & Helen Sipes by Don & Linda Sipes
Trenton Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC.
Scott & Robin Wilson
John & Jeannie Woodrich
Two more Friends to the donor wall were announced Friday night:
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Employees of Wright Memorial Hospital--this is a result of employees donating $5 to the Foundation to wear jeans once a week
The following individuals have either contributed or pledged at least $15,000 on a lifetime basis and are designated as PATRONS of the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. Recognized were Tom & Linda Eads; Robert and the late Helen Gallup.
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri gave the largest cash gift of $25,000 to the Foundation a year ago. By doing so, the bank was honored as a BENEFACTOR of the Foundation. Attending were President & CEO David Tribble and members of the staff.
Additional levels of giving for the donor wall distinguishes future HUMANITARIANS, those that have contributed at least $100,000 and future VISIONARIES for donations exceeding $500,000.
After hearing remarks by retired physician Dr. Albert Cross, Ostertuhn said it is evident that Dr. J.B. Wright was a visionary. Through his vision to establish his own charitable trust to benefit Trenton and the surrounding communities, recognition was given to the Dr. J.B. Wright Charitable Trust as a Visionary of the Foundation. To be recognized as a Visionary, one must contribute $500,000 or more.
Ostertuhn said the more names that get added to the donor recognition wall, the stronger the hospital and community become.