The Reid Health Auxiliary has made a record donation to the Reid Health Foundation in Richmond. The auxiliary’s board members presented Reid Health Foundation President Randy Kirk with a $370,000 check, nearly $50,000 more than last year’s record-setting total.
The funds are used to support patient care at Reid Health, including technology and equipment needs.
“I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s the most joyous thing I’ve done in 2021,” said John Herig, president of the auxiliary board. “I can’t think of anything better than being able to present our foundation with what is an exceptional donation considering the circumstances.”
The auxiliary says it raises money year-round through special sales and the hospital’s gift shop, which is owned and operated by the auxiliary.
“The impact of the work of this auxiliary and of Gingko Boutique is off the charts,” said Kirk. “There is no peer in the country for what you are giving. For all the programs you’ll support this year and the purchases of equipment and the impact in multiple service areas — on behalf of all those patients in the future who are beneficiaries of what you have done — thank you.”
In total, the auxiliary says it has given more than $4.5 million to the foundation. Past donations have funded a green roof over a portion of the main campus, pediatric therapy equipment, chemotherapy chairs, and defibrillators.