FCMC 70-day fundraising challenge gets assist from F&M Trust

McCONNELLSBURG – Fulton County Medical Center Foundation will launch a 70-Day Double Your Donation campaign matching gift challenge.

The Double Your Donation matching challenge gift begins Oct. 4—the same day 70 years ago that FCMC opened its doors—and continues through Dec. 12.

The 70 for 70 campaign goal is to raise $70,000 to support educational equipment and a new education room/suite. All gifts designated for the 70 for 70 project will be doubled, thanks to a generous gift from F&M Trust, which will match any size gift up to $15,000 in conjunction with FCMC’s 70th anniversary.

This means that a gift of $25 will be worth $50, a gift of $250 will be worth $500, and a gift of $5,000 will be worth $10,000 to ensure FCMC stays on the leading edge of person-centered care.

“At F&M Trust, we look for opportunities where our support will make a significant impact,” said Tim Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust. “We are also strong believers in the power of working together. It is our hope that by providing matching dollars, we will inspire other organizations and individuals to give to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. Together, we can make a big difference. By giving to the FCMC Foundation, donors are making a very important investment in the community’s health.”

FCMC officials say the funding will be a great help to patient care.

“The community responded to a similar campaign in 2017 when F&M Trust assisted with our expansion project,” said Mike Straley, executive director the FCMC Foundation. “This project is equally important to our clinical staff. It shows our commitment to the training and education that’s needed for top-line patient-centered care. The FCMC Foundation, through the goodwill of the community, is honored to fully fund this project.”

The educational equipment and the space needed for the project would be housed within the Medical Center with existing space being converted to a state-of-art clinical education suite.

“We feel that participating in the education of our future medical professionals is vital to fulfilling our Mission: to continually improve the health of our communities,” said Mike Makosky, FCMC president and CEO. “Fulton County Medical Center is committed to helping ensure our future caregivers receive the best training possible in a nurturing atmosphere.”

To make a tax-deductible gift to the 70-for-70 Project, make checks payable to the FCMC Foundation. Please designate the gift as 70 for 70 Project and mail it to: FCMC Foundation, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. A gift by credit card may be made over the phone at 717-485-6842 or online at www.fcmcpa.org.