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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $252,000 to Annual Fundraising Campaign


Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 31st annual employee giving campaign raised $251,951 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.

MASH (Memorial Annually Supports Health) is the foundation’s second largest annual fundraiser. MASH donations support patient care, education, employee and patient assistance and clinical research at Memorial.

A total of 794 employees made a donation during the one-month campaign. More than $5.7 million has been raised through MASH since its inception in 1989.

“Together, our employees are impacting the lives of many throughout Memorial,” said Melissa Hansen Schmadeke, executive director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. “Their generous donations are an investment in future healthcare and can help enhance the lives of our patients and employees.”

This year, employees designated $124,052 to specific departments, units, affiliates and funds, such as the cancer patient assistance fund or SystemCare, which provides financial support to Memorial employees who experience a personal emergency.

Approximately $128,000 was left unrestricted for health-related grants to be awarded by the foundation.

Employees from four of Memorial Health System’s seven affiliates – Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Physician Services, Memorial Home Services and Memorial Behavioral Health – participate in MASH.