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Contact: Mrs. Florence Cass
W.C.A. Foundation, Inc. Executive Director
W.C.A. Foundation, Inc.
(716) 664-5461


WCA Hospital
Cristie Herbst.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, October 22, 2009)—The W.C.A. Foundation, Inc. recently announced the appointment of new board member Cristie Herbst, Editor of The Post-Journal, who has agreed to serve a three-year term.

Brigetta Overcash, Foundation Board of Directors Chairman, expressed her pleasure at Ms. Herbst’s decision to serve on the board, “Cristie comes to the board with a wealth of knowledge regarding the community and foundations, having just completed a 10-year term on the Community Foundation board of directors, including her service to the Girl Scouts of Southwestern New York, the Lakewood Development Corporation and President of the Media Advisory Council of State University College at Fredonia. Cristie will indeed be an asset to our board.”

“WCA Hospital is an indispensable asset in our region,” Ms. Herbst said regarding her new association with the hospital’s Foundation. “It is an honor to be part of an organization that works to ensure that everyone will always have access to first-class health care right here in our own community.”

W.C.A. Foundation manages donations given for the perpetual endowment of our premier hospital given to it by members of the community. Individuals and organizations can make donations to any of the funds which support specific functions of the hospital and add to the general fund which supports the foundation and makes grants to WCA Hospital for its medical needs. Anyone can create a fund in their name or that of another and direct how the proceeds will benefit the hospital.

The W. C. A. Foundation, Inc. may be contacted by telephone at 664-5461, by mail at PO Box 214, Jamestown, NY 14702 or e-mail at


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