|Front row (from left):Lisa Leach Goth, co-chair, Clarion Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign; Byron Quinton, president and chief executive officer, Clarion Hospital; Karen Whitney, president, Clarion University; Charles P. Leach Jr., president, Clarion University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors; and (back row) John Stroup, director, Clarion Hospital Foundation; and Michael Keefer, chief executive officer, Clarion University Foundation, Inc.|
Emphasizing its strong support for and commitment to the community, Clarion University Foundation, Inc., contributed $25,000 to the Clarion Hospital capital campaign. The goal of the campaign is to re-establish radiological care for cancer patients in the Clarion area.
“The foundation determined that adding this capability will reintroduce much needed services to our community,” said Charles P. Leach Jr., president of Clarion University Foundation, Inc. “The hospital reached out to the university community, and the foundation stepped up to the plate.
Clarion University is also asking the campus community to support this campaign.
“This is a very worthy project, and I thank the foundation for seeing this as a great opportunity for the university to support an important community initiative,” said Karen M. Whitney, president of Clarion University. “The entire community will benefit from these services, including our students who make this area their home during their academic careers at Clarion.”
“We are excited that Clarion University Foundation is partnering with us to restore cancer care to our community,” said John Stroup, director of Clarion Hospital Foundation. “Clarion University’s gracious support further proves how invaluable the institution is to Clarion and the surrounding communities.”
The $4.2 million campaign will cover the cost of a CT scanner and MRI for detecting cancer, and a linear accelerator, which administers radiation to cancer cells.
Clarion University Foundation, Inc., organized in 1969, is a not-for-profit corporation and charitable organization of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The foundation is further described as a tax-exempt charity by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.