Barbara Allen and John Cox accept capital campaign and annual fund donations from Bonnie Carver, SVS treasurer, while co-chairwomen Andrea Burns and Liz Bennoch, right, look on.

Stephens honors volunteers, presents campaign donation

NORWAY – Stephens Volunteer Services celebrated and recognized the dedication and commitment of volunteers at the annual volunteer luncheon on Oct. 26.

Held annually in the Harper Conference Center to honor the volunteers, representatives from the council board and Western Maine Health administrators thanked members and volunteers for the thousands of hours of recorded volunteer time for the year.

Council President Andrea Burns honored volunteers for their immeasurable gift of ‘in-kind’ services given to the hospital every time they volunteer.

During the gathering of more than 60 people, SVS also presented a check for $25,000, the final installment of its $250,000 pledge to the Campaign for Exceptional Care. The pledge was made initially by the Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. In 2004, the Auxiliary became Stephens Volunteer Services, and the group guaranteed to honor the pledge.

John Cox, Western Maine Health senior VP fiscal, was on hand to receive the check. Cox thanked the volunteers for their dedication, work and commitment to see this very generous pledge through, stating he was happy and proud to accept it.

SVS Treasurer Bonnie Clark also presented a $5,000 check to Barbara Allen, director of development, for the SVS donation to the 2006 annual fund. Allen thanked those present and said the efforts of all volunteers and the donation were appreciated.

The Stephens Volunteer Services endeavors to provide assistance to the hospital and assists through volunteerism, fundraising and public relations. Forms for membership and volunteering are available at human resources.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is part of Western Maine Health, a member of the MaineHealth family. Visit www.wmhcc.org for more information.


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