Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation said its has received a $1 million gift from Jim and Pam Deal for its capital campaign.
“As the largest one-time donation ever made to the foundation, we are extremely grateful to the Deals for their generosity to the 2013-2015 Capital Campaign,” said Joseph Strauss, Foundation president. “Their gift will support quality of life initiatives for those served by Mercy and Unity hospitals and will have a profoundly positive impact on the health and well-being of our community.”
For Jim and Pam Deal, the $1 million donation was personal, foundation officials said in a news release last week.
“Being a part of the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation’s 2013-2015 Capital Campaign: A Legacy of Caring allows us to show our gratitude for years of excellent care and will help ensure the same experiences for community members well into the future," Jim Deal said in the statement. "We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a campaign that does so much for so many,
About the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation
For more than 45 years, the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation has provided funding to help maintain comfortable, accessible and modern atmospheres at Mercy and Unity hospitals. Unity Hospital is at 550 Osborne Road NE in Fridley.
Backed by corporate and personal donations, as well as strategic partnerships, the foundation continues to help support patient care, community health and quality of life initiatives for those served by Mercy and Unity hospitals, which are part of Allina Health.
The Foundation’s A Legacy of Caring Capital Campaign 2013-2015 will help benefit mother baby, cancer care and cardiac care services as well as facility improvements, foundation officials said.