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The Titusville Area Health Center Foundation is up and running again after a three year hiatus

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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 5:00 am

The Titusville Area Health Center Foundation is back up and running after a three-year hiatus.

Holli Wolfe, foundation director, said she was hired in May to oversee the foundation, as well as being the director of marketing and community relations for Titusville Area Hospital.

She said the hospital didn’t have a foundation during those three years due to not having a director.

“The foundation’s last meeting was in 2014,” Wolfe said. “The hospital saw a need and (the foundation) started back up with the first meeting (being held) July 11, and five of the seven board members rejoined.”

The returning board members include: Barbara English, Amy J. Felton, Lawrence H. Fledderman, C.J. Kirvan, and Kenneth E. Winger. Those joining the board are Lee Clinton, hospital CEO; and new member Lynette Pedensky.

Wolfe said the foundation was established in 1985, and it exists to supply needed funds to Titusville Area Hospital.

She said the foundation was established to meet the identified health care needs (most recently MRI), new services and large building renovations, including the recently renovated lobby.

“Funds raised can go for new equipment,” Wolfe said. “Typically, if someone sends a donation to the foundation, they can earmark the funds for specified projects, but if (the donation) comes in unrestricted, that goes to big projects.”

She said that some of the hospital’s employees make payroll deductions, and a lot of people donate funds in memory, or in honor of loved ones.

While talking to The Herald, Wolfe then pointed to the huge tree on one the hospital’s walls, which is located in a hallway near the lobby area, where gold-colored leaves are engraved with the names of donors. Most of the donations listed are in memory or honor of loved ones.

“When someone donates (a total of) $250, they get a leaf on the tree,” she said.

Wolfe added that the foundation will be holding fundraisers, for example, a golf tournament is scheduled for next year.

She said each project has enabled TAH to continue to provide the highest quality of care to its patients.

Wolfe said the foundation is non-profit and serves as a way in which the community can participate in the strength and excellence of its hospital through donations and support.

Hill can be reached by email, at mhill@titusvilleherald.com.

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