Schenectady, N.Y. -- The Foundation for Ellis Medicine recently announced that the Our Health Our Future Campaign for Ellis Medicine has surpassed its $25 million goal, raising $26.1 million.
Philanthropic support through the campaign helped build the Medical Center of Clifton Park, expand and modernize Bellevue Woman’s Center, build the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center at the McClellan Street Health Center, and combine all emergency services at the new Neil and Jane Golub Center for Emergency Care at Ellis Hospital.
“This campaign would not have been as successful without the generosity of Ellis Medicine’s grateful patients and families, employees and volunteers; the medical-dental staff at Ellis; and our tremendously supportive community corporations and foundations,” said Debby Mullaney, chair, Ellis Medicine Board of Trustees.
In 2009, the Foundation for Ellis Medicine began the largest healthcare fundraising effort ever undertaken in the community. Under the leadership of Neil and Jane Golub of The Golub Corporation and powered by several volunteer committees, the Our Health Our Future Campaign was conducted to raise funds to invest in new and expanded facilities and innovative programs and patient services at Ellis Medicine.
“Having top quality healthcare facilities in our community is critical to our quality of life. Working with the great team of Ellis volunteers and professionals, we’ve been able to surpass our initial goals. With this campaign, we can continue to provide our community with the healthcare it deserves,” said Neil Golub.
“I’m thrilled to have been a part of this great undertaking. Together, we were able to meet two very generous challenge grants from Anne and Terry Phillips and Mark and Terri Little. Their thoughtful philanthropy encouraged many new and increased contributions to the campaign,” added Jane Golub.
Of the $26.1 million raised, employees gave $1.1 million and $2 million was donated by physicians affiliated with Ellis Medicine. The trustees contributed $3.5 million, corporations and foundations invested $3 million and the remaining $16.5 million came from a generous community of grateful patients and their families.
“Ellis was founded 130 years ago with the foresight and generosity of community leaders,” said Paul Milton, acting president and CEO of Ellis Medicine. “Those gifts and the healthcare needs of our region inspired a tradition of grateful patient support which has built Ellis Medicine into the vibrant healthcare system it is today.”
About The Foundation for Ellis Medicine
The Foundation for Ellis Medicine ensures quality healthcare in our community by raising, investing and distributing funds that support the lifesaving work performed at Ellis Medicine. Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – Ellis Medicine provides a lifetime of care for patients. Follow Ellis Medicine on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Learn more at www.ellismedicine.org.