Morris Hospital Installs New Volunteer/Donor Recognition Wall in Main Lobby

November 21, 2023, MORRIS, IL – Morris Hospital has a new display in its main lobby in recognition of community members who provide philanthropic support to the hospital through gifts of time or treasure.

The names of individuals who donate by actively serving as hospital volunteers are listed on the display alphabetically. In a separate area, the names of donors to the Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation are categorized by their cumulative giving, with amounts ranging from $1,000 to over $100,000.

“Every gift given to Morris Hospital by members of our community is meaningful, whether it’s a financial gift or a gift of time through volunteering,” says Hannah Wehrle, Morris Hospital Auxiliary & Foundation Officer. “Our community plays a critically important role in helping the hospital continue to thrive through their gifts of time and money. Displaying the names of our donors and volunteers is a small way for us to show our appreciation for the difference they make.”

Wehrle said she is personally excited about the highly visible location of the new display in the hospital lobby and how nicely it fits with renovations that have been made in recent years. Prior to the renovations, a donor recognition wall was on display inside the former outpatient entrance, which has since become part of the new Peri-Operative Services Suite used for surgery, endoscopy, and other special procedures.

“The new display serves as a daily reminder that our hospital means so much to our very generous, supportive community, and they equally mean so much to us,” said Wehrle.

The display will be updated annually during the first quarter of each year.

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