Focus On: Capital Campaigns: Beyond Bricks and Mortar
Interviewed here are Pam Clark, station manager of WDCQ Public Television located at Delta College, a community college in University Center, MI; Sister Peggy Scarano, OP, development director for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, a suburban New York-based congregation of women religious that raises money for the care of retired and infirm members, their ministries and for missions in Pakistan and Peru; and Richard Zumwalt, executive director of the Foundation Council at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a 100-year-old hospital in Rockford, IL. The foundation was formed in 1991 to support OSF programs, including community outreach, capital acquisitions and endowment.
FundRaising Success: Describe your most recent/or current capital campaign.
Pam Clark: We had a goal to raise $5 million out of a total $8 million needed for a conversion of our PBS TV station to a new digital format. Since this is something required by the government, we received a federal grant of about $2 million, plus we had cash reserves and some college construction dollars totaling about another million. ... We have done very well and are at the $4 million mark now. We still have some outstanding commitments that haven’t come through yet with the actual donations, but I am optimistic that many of these will come through in the early part of 2004.
Peggy Scarano: We just introduced a new capital campaign in mid-July 2003 to raise $6 million to construct and furnish St. Agnes Residence, a four-story addition to our motherhouse, which will include residential space for sisters needing varying levels of care, plus an extension of our infirmary. Almost half of our sisters are over the age of 70, so we need the ability to care for the aging and infirm while at the same time continuing our missions.
Richard Zumwalt: Our most recent capital campaign was completed in 2001. Its purpose was to help raise funds to build an ambulatory care center, a 90,000-square-foot addition to the hospital, which basically added a new entrance and enhanced access to services. The total cost of the project was $22 million. We committed to raise $3.5 million for the project, and we actually exceeded our goal by $1 million.