Our mission . . . To Support and Foster
the Health Care Initiatives of WCA Hospital
Cristie Herbst (right), Chair of WCA Foundation Board of Directors, and Phil Messina (right), husband of the late Mary Lou Messina, present Krista Petry, RN (center) with the 2013 Mary Lou Messina Nursing Scholarship.
The WCA Foundation began its first operations in 1982 with assets of $180,278.43. Diligent fiscal restraint in management of our community’s gifts has seen their growth to nearly $12 million in restricted and unrestricted funds, while more than $8 million in grants have been given to the Hospital and Starflight in just the last 15 years. Today, the WCA Foundation also serves its donors with the ability to make gifts that will have immediate benefit to WCA Hospital for current needs. The Foundation’s $1 million support of the new Emergency Department is just the beginning of grants of that magnitude to support WCA Hospital’s health care initiatives.
It is the vision of the Board of Directors to meet the changing needs of WCA Hospital with even larger grants and greater flexibility. It is the earnings from unrestricted funds which have enabled the majority of the Foundation’s support of the Hospital over its 30-year history. The WCA Foundation is making a concerted effort to increase its unrestricted assets thereby positioning itself to become an even greater financial supporter of the Hospital – in perpetuity.
WCA Foundation Funds (Click Here)
WCA Foundation Board of Directors & Staff (Click Here)
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Types of Planned Gifts (Click Here)
WCA Foundation In The News (Click Here)
Jim Smith (left), Secretary of the WCA Foundation Board of Directors, and Robert Daniels, M.D., OB/GYN (right), join local artist Wendy Samuelson as she displays her original paintings which now grace the halls of Labor and Delivery at WCA Hospital. The paintings were funded by the Dale and Rebecca Robbins Fund.
The WCA Foundation has been an outstanding partner of WCA Hospital for more than 30 years. With the generous contributions and legacy gifts of people like you, the Foundation has grown, been a good steward of those gifts and been able to support the health care initiatives of the Hospital.
Together we can do even more. Remember the WCA Foundation when you want to honor or remember a loved one, friend or health care provider. Think of us when you want to help assure the future of the finest hospital in the Chautauqua Region. With your contributions to our Undesignated Fund, or by creating and naming your own Endowment Fund, we can fulfill the capital needs of WCA Hospital — together.
Thank you for your support of WCA Foundation’s glorious past . . . and welcome aboard to our future!
To make a donation, including a Tribute Gift, please click below:
If you would like to discuss additional charitable giving opportunities (such as gifts of appreciated stock, Planned Gifts to support the WCA Foundation, gifts-in-kind, etc.), please contact:
Karl J. Sisson, Director of Development
WCA Hospital/WCA Foundation
207 Foote Avenue, PO Box 840
Jamestown, NY 14702-0840
(716) 664-8423, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigetta Overcash, Executive Director
300 Foote Avenue, PO Box 840
Jamestown, NY 14702-0840
(716) 664-8600, email@example.com