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Donors Give $796,200 for Center for Family Health Projects

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  
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JACKSON, MI – Five foundations and organizations have combined to donate $796,200 to the capital campaign for a new dental facility supporting the Center for Family Health and its mission to expand access to health care.

Funding has been received from Allegiance Health, the Jackson Health Plan Endowment, the Alvin Glick Foundation, the Myers Trust, and the Samuel Higby & Margaret H. Camp Charitable Foundation, said Terry Langston, communications and development officer at the Center. “The foundations and corporate giving programs believe in our mission and see the gaps in adult dental in the community. The funding will support growth in offering adult dental services in the community.

The Center is more than half way to its goal of raising a total of $1.5 million. Funding will support a capital campaign for a dental center under construction at 500 N. Jackson Street, and renovations to expand space for the Graduate Medical Education program at 505 N. Jackson Street adding medical exam rooms and offices, Langston said.

The Weatherwax Foundation issued a challenge grant for the dental facility. The Center must raise an additional $600,000 to receive a grant of $200,000.

“We are excited about the match grant proposed by the Weatherwax Foundation,” noted Molly Kaser, CEO of the Center for Family Health. “Weatherwax has been a partner of the Center in expanding our dental efforts. We appreciate their support and hope new partners will join their lead.”

The Weatherwax Foundation challenge grant creates a great opportunity for donors to leverage additional dollars while supporting this important and exciting project,” Kaser said.

“The Center’s mission is to open the door to health care for all, and we cannot do it alone,” said Langston. “During this holiday season, we hope individuals in the community will think about the expanded health care needs of our community. We are very grateful for the community support we receive.”

Anyone interested in learning more or making a tax-deductible charitable donation to the dental center project is invited to call (517) 748-5500 and ask to speak to Terry Langston.

Source: Center for Family Health

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