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Contact: Brigetta E. Overcash
WCA Foundation Executive Director
(716) 664-5461

WCA Foundation launches new logo for Donation Days
Annual giving campaign supports Foundation’s funds for current and future needs of WCA Hospital

WCA Hospital
New logo of WCA Foundation

Jamestown, NY (November 3, 2011)
Patricia Phillips and Mary Taylor, WCA Foundation board members and Donation Days chairmen, announce the beginning of the annual campaign which primarily supports the growth of the Foundation’s endowment funds.  Mrs. Taylor, chairman of the event since its inception, describes it as an opportunity for the community to support WCA Hospital through the endowment funds of the Foundation. That concept goes hand-in-hand with Foundation’s mission of fostering and supporting the healthcare initiatives of WCA Hospital according to Mrs. Phillips.

The new WCA Foundation logo designed to transfer the Foundation’s mission into a visible image, sistering both organizations together, was launched with the 2011 Donation Days campaign. The Foundation’s logo imitates the branded three-character image used by the Hospital to represent the Women’s Christian Association portion of their original corporate name.  The Foundation and Hospital work together to raise the funds to build, maintain and grow the efforts of our highly acclaimed community hospital.

Funds held at the Foundation which are non-endowment funds used to give immediate needs support to the Hospital include Undesignated General Grant Fund, Cancer Treatment Fund, Dialysis Fund and the Emergency Department Fund. There are 25 endowed funds which give away only the interest earned by the fund while the original gifts continue to grow and create future gifts to the Hospital.  They include the general Undesignated Endowment Fund and named funds that are unrestricted in nature and support general needs at the Hospital. They include the Verland & Doris Danielson Fund, the Clifford S. Davis Fund, the Dennis P. Bush Memorial Fund, the Elizabeth Garratt Taylor Fund, the Hoag Family Fund and the Starr Fund.                                                                     

Endowed named funds include the Allen & Barbara Yahn Family Fund for Pediatrics, the Betty Sheldon Starflight Fund, the C. Donald & Marilyn L. Haglund Family Fund for Dialysis, the Carol B. Bogdan Cancer Treatment Fund, the Dr. Harold & Joyce Childress Fund which benefits Cancer Care, the medical library and the Childress Scholarship at WCA Hospital. The Dale C. & Rebecca I. Robbins Fund supports Obstetrics and Maternity, the Dr. Glen M. Ebersole Memorial Fund is for General Medicine, the Eaglesome Family Fund supports grants related to Autoimmune Diseases, the Judy Pollino Memorial Fund is related to Ovarian Cancer, the Kellie Anne Murphy Memorial Fund supports Adult Inpatient Mental Health, the LaVerne M. Meyers Memorial Fund supports the Emergency Department, the Margaret Hitchcock Trust supports Speech and Hearing and the Marie Barone Memorial Fund supports Women’s Cancer Care. The Elizabeth Warner Marvin Funds purchases capital equipment for the Hospital.

The Foundation monitors the Karen Ross Crossley Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Mary Lou Messina Nursing Scholarship and Murray S. Marsh Scholarship Fund for employees of the hospital and graduates of the WCA Hospital schools of radiologic and medical technology. 

The Florence G. Cass Fund was created with donations from current and past board members to honor Florence, “Flossie,” Cass who retired from the position of Executive Director of the WCA Foundation in March 2011.  Mrs. Cass’ affiliation with the Foundation followed decades of administrative volunteerism for WCA Hospital.

Contribution to the annual Donation Days campaign may be made payable to W.C.A. Foundation, Inc. and sent to PO Box 214, Jamestown, NY 14702-0214. You may designate whether your donation will support a specific named fund or support the general needs of the Hospital. To satisfy immediate needs your donation would be directed to the Non-Endowed Unrestricted Fund.  If you place your donation in the Endowed Unrestricted Fund, the interest earned on your invested contribution will be used for many years to come.  To discuss the creation of an endowment fund of your own, please contact Brigetta Overcash, WCA Foundation Executive Director, at (716) 664-5461,  All gifts to W.C.A. Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible.

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