Published on January 23, 2013

Genesis Medical Center Campaign Gets Closer to Goal 

Zanesville, OH (Jan. 23, 2013) – The Genesis HealthCare Foundation recently announced substantial contributions from local families to help build the new medical center. The recent gifts raise the capital campaign total to $11 million of the $15 million goal.

 J. William and Mary Helen Straker donated $500,000 to the fundraising campaign. Throughout the past three decades, the Strakers have given approximately $1.5 million. In recognition of the Strakers’ commitment, Genesis will name a Center of Excellence in their honor. 

The information center in the main lobby of the new Genesis medical center will be named in honor of Laura F. Eschman thanks to a $100,000 gift from foundations connected to the Longaberger family. Tami Longaberger of the Longaberger Foundation and her sister, Rachel Stuckey, of the Scion Farms Foundation, made a generous donation to recognize the service of their mother. Laura Eschman graduated from Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1961, and dedicated two decades of service caring for patients.

The fundraising campaign for the new Genesis medical center has received 25 gifts of $100,000 or more to date. "It’s very humbling to consider all the individuals, companies, foundations, trusts and others who have made gifts of $100,000 or more," said Paul McClelland, executive director of the Genesis HealthCare Foundation. "People are giving because they believe in this project and see its value."

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