First-Ever Ambassador Challenge Raises Over $153,000 for Evangelical Community Hospital | News, Sports, Jobs



LEWISBURG — The Evangelical Community Hospital recently introduced a new way to support its commitment to the community with the Ambassador Challenge. The challenge, which ran throughout May, raised more than $153,000 to support the Evangelical Care Fund, according to a recent press release.

The Ambassador Challenge featured community representatives promoting the hospital’s mission and encouraging charitable giving as hospital ambassadors. Denise Haddon of Selinsgrove, Timm Moyer of Watsontown and Leslie Temple of Lewisburg were the inaugural campaign ambassadors.

Collectively, the three ambassadors raised $75,555, with Temple being named Ambassador of the Year for raising over $45,000. Each Ambassador was presented with a crystal award by Kendra Aucker, President and CEO of Evangelical, at a celebratory appreciation event.

“The three ambassadors for this year’s challenge have taken up their part of the challenge with an enthusiasm based on their dedication to the evangelical community hospital and the role it plays in the community,” said Donna Schuck, associate vice president of philanthropy and donor relations. “They exceeded all expectations and set a great example for years to come. They couldn’t have done it without the community members who supported them in supporting the hospital.

In addition to funds raised by Ambassadors, an online auction raised over $7,000 and a Weis Shopping Spree raffle raised over $2,000.

The winner of the 2-minute shopping spree was Mary Ann Hamilton of Lewisburg, who, on her run through the Lewisburg Weis, filled her shopping cart with just under $961 worth of groceries, according to the news release. hurry. Other raffle winners include Ryan Ehmann of Milton who won a $100 Weis gift card and Samantha Mahaffey of Williamsport who won a $50 Weis gift card.

“This new challenge from concept to reality was made possible by a committee of people with a passion for the hospital and a common goal of finding a new way to bring people together in the same way our staff come together daily to care for our patients and community members,” Schuck said.

The Care Fund provides a foundation of financial support for community health and wellness screenings, events, and education; Evangelical Mobile Health; Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services, the hospital’s paramedic and EMT response; The Family Place, the hospital’s obstetrics unit; Hospice of Evangelical, end-of-life care; and more, the press release said

The Ambassador Challenge Committee included Chair Brandy Kift, Co-Chair Eustacia Muir, Jeanne Bernt, Chad Evans, Kristen Moyer and Stacey Napoli, as well as staff members Schuck, John Allison, Drew Kauffman, Krista Stephens and Bridgette Thompson.

The 2022 Ambassador Challenge has been generously supported by numerous companies and organizations, including the leader “Emissary” Sponsor, Fulton Bank.

For more information on events like the Ambassador Challenge or to support the Evangelical Community Hospital, contact the Philanthropy and Donor Relations department at [email protected] or call 570-522-2685.



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