Foundation Recognizes Donors

  • Betty Lou Fisher
  • Frank Fisher

May 9, 2012 3:02 p.m.

People give to organizations to make a difference in the lives of others. This year more than 160 local and area residents and businesses were recognized for making a difference in the local health of this community during the annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation Inner Circle Recognition Banquet.

During the April 28th event at Sarah Bush Lincoln, top donors over the past year, and those making major gifts or pledges to the Funding the Future Campaign were honored. The Funding the Future campaign successfully raised $8 million to help fund the Health Center’s master facility plan, a three-year plan to renovate and expand the Emergency Room, Surgery Suites, and Laboratory, and create private rooms for patients on the Adult Care Unit. It also raised funds for Healthy Kids activities with the goal of reducing the obesity rate and increasing the activity level in children.

Also during the Inner Circle event, 32 donors were inducted onto the Foundation’s Donor Wall, signifying one-time or cumulative major gifts to Sarah Bush Lincoln. Those recognized were:

The Amin Foundation

Hubert & Lois Ashley

Roger & Cathy Babbs

County Office Products

101.3 WMCI/Classic Hits 92.1/104.3 The Party

John and Joyce Dively

George and Cynthia Edwards

Greg and Christie Ervin

The Estopinal Group Architects, LLC

Timothy Gover

Barbara Grant

Dr. Matthew and Shasta Jones

Lanman Oil Co.

Herbert and Jane Lasky

Ron and Sue Leathers

Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc.

Dr. Scott and Dana Meyer

Dr. Ragai Mitry & Patricia Madden

Tim and Laurie Mooney

Modern Woodsmen of America

Dr. Charly and Nancy Nguyen

Hank and Jill Nilsen

Tim and Cathy Ols

William and Linda Perry

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pierce

The Pilson Auto Centers

Greg and Carol Ray

The Upchurch Group, Inc.

Tommy Neal White

Jim and Janet Winningham

John and Nancy Wurtsbaugh

Don Yost, president, Illinois Affordable Housing

In addition, four others were inducted onto the Foundation’s Legacy Wall, signifying those donors made planned gifts to Sarah Bush Lincoln. Those included over the past year were:

Betty Lou Fisher and Frank Fisher Estates

Dr. Kiran and Nandini Joag

Cleone and Eleanor Markwell

Dr. Don and Debbie Sandercock

The Soaring Eagle Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Health Foundation recognizing the giving of time, talent or treasure. This year, the award was presented posthumously to Betty Lou Fisher and her brother, Frank Fisher, who left their estate valued at $3.2 million, to Sarah Bush Lincoln. Their large estate consisted of cash assets of $500,000 and a 300-acre farm, which will produce about $60,000 to $80,000 annually for the Health Center.

For more information about Inner Circle or the Health Foundation, contact Amy Card, Director, Planned Giving, at 217 258-2511.

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