Whether you give money or time or are an employee of the Providence Newberg Medical Center, you make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of taking care of the poor and vulnerable in our community.
It is an honor and a privilege to assume the role of President of the Board of Trustees. I have been an active supporter of the Providence Newberg Health Foundation for nine years. Over that time, I’ve seen the difference our donors make.
At our recent Heart of Gold Award Dinner, we celebrated the caregivers who are Mike Olberding Education fund scholarship recipients. The Mike Olberding Education Fund provides opportunities for Providence Newberg’s nurses, technicians, and others to obtain the education needed to advance health care skills and deepen knowledge in specialty areas. Generous support over the last 16 years has created scholarships for more than 1,200 caregivers—who in turn have touched thousands of patients’ lives.
Another highlight was our second annual Remembrance Walk in 2016. More than 100 people gathered in the Healing Garden of the hospital and walked to remember babies lost in pregnancy or shortly after birth. We look forward to this year’s walk on October 1.
Finally, I want to mention the Guardian Fund. The fund provides ongoing operational support of our outreach program, Faith in Action. Faith in Action is a community coalition that provides a network of volunteers who empower children with disabilities and the elderly so they can thrive at home as long as possible. This initiative will secure Faith in Action’s future through special endowment funding.
With your help, we will make our community healthier, together.
Yours very truly,
Marv Nelson, President
Providence Newberg Health Foundation