Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a full suite of health services to patients of all ages. Proudly serving Fulton County for almost 70 years, FCMC has been publicly funded by the community since its creation. Community involvement helps provide patient care, education and medical technology to those who need it most. Read on to learn about the FCMC Foundation, how it helps the people of Fulton County and how your participation can help keep FCMC going.
What Is the FCMC Foundation?
The FCMC Foundation serves as a third-party liaison between the Medical Center and all of its benefactors; donors include patients, families, corporations, foundations and other individuals. Our staff proudly offers the same professionalism, privacy and collegiality to our benefactors that we do to our patients.
Fulton County Medical Center receives almost no support from town, county, state or federal governments. Our two main sources of revenue are from the patients who use our services and charitable donations. One hundred percent of donations to the FCMC Foundation support health and wellness in the community, advancing health care services and programs FCMC uses to better assist our patients.
Directing Your Support
When making a donation, you have the option to choose where your funds are directed. Some of our specific programs and initiatives include:
- Endowment: Our endowment program allows you to allocate your gift to an investment fund. The fund is set to provide income to FCMC each year. Your gift increases the principal value of the fund, growing its income value for the foreseeable future.
- Technology/Equipment: Private donations allow FCMC to stay up to date with the latest advancements in medical technology and provide the best possible quality of care to our patients.
- Scholarships: Each year the FCMC Foundation provides stipends ranging from $500 to $1,500 to graduating high school and college students who are continuing their education in a health-related field.
- Jim Camp Fund: Jim Camp worked as both an anesthetist and a hospital administrator for a rural Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) medical facility from 1982 until 1990. He was providing support to a number of different medical personnel in DRC when he passed away suddenly in March 2009. We have continued some of his projects to help support the people he loved and institutions whose work he valued so highly.
- Paver Stone Program: This type of gift can be a fitting way to honor the memory of a loved one or pay special tribute to a friend. A paver stone will be engraved and placed in the Cora and John Grove Courtyard.
- Jazz It Up Campaign: Your purchase of a tree, shrub or flowering bush will be accompanied by a dedication stone and will be placed in the Healing Garden or around the FCMC campus. This gift can be designated to a specific program or service supported by FCMC.
No matter where your donation goes, FCMC promises to make the most out of your contribution. By giving to the FCMC Foundation, you are making an investment in your community’s health. You can make a donation online today, or contact Fulton County Medical Center for more information.