Miami Jewish Health sets new fundraising record
on Give Miami Day
MIAMI – Dec. 2, 2016 – Less than a month after announcing a $5 million dollar donation, Miami Jewish Health set a new fundraising record during this year’s annual Give Miami Day, surpassing last year’s amount by nearly 14 percent.
The $115,894 raised during Miami’s largest philanthropic event, Give Miami Day on Nov. 17, came from 110 donations. Give Miami Day is a unique 24-hour online giving event.
“Our loyal donors rallied with dedicated philanthropic support. We are also pleased with the increase in number of new donors who helped us exceed last year’s record of almost $100,000. We are overwhelmed by the results and so very grateful for our community’s generosity,” said Churé Gladwell, vice president and chief development officer of Miami Jewish Health.
The earlier $5 million donation from Miami philanthropist Edie Laquer will assist in building the future EmpathiCare™ Village, a state-of-the-art residential complex for the care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders. The EmpathiCare™ Village at Miami Jewish Health will be the first memory support residence of its kind in the world, creating an environment in which residents and their families can continue to experience many of the joys of daily living.
Miami Jewish Health is one of the most innovative healthcare providers in the United States treating annually more than 12,000 people of all ages, ethnicities, and religions. The 76-year-old institution draws patients from across the nation and around the world for its pioneering Centers of Excellence that include: Rosomoff Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center; Brucker Biofeedback; Memory Center; Rehabilitation Services at Miami Jewish Health Systems’ Nursing Facility and the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
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