By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian
It’s been a very big year for the Fairmont General Hospital Foundation, and it’s not over yet.
The foundation hosted its first donor celebration dinner Friday evening at the Falcon Center at Fairmont State University, thanking donors for their generosity in pledging $401,000 toward a state-of-the-art digital mammography machine for the hospital and encouraging them to reach out for the goal of $500,000 before the year is out.
“I can’t help but be pleased,” said FGH CEO Bob Marquardt. A combination of a reorganized foundation and an exciting project helped propel the campaign to record fundraising, he said.
“We had been generating, on average, about $30,000 a year in contributions,” he said. The current total is more than 1,000 percent higher than that.