Courtesy of Ben G. Raimer, MD
Now in the final stretch, 32 percent of our employees have gotten on board the movement to assure UTMB’s position in the future by pledging a gift to the Family Campaign. Thank you for doing your part in making sure that UTMB has resources to provide the highest quality facilities for patient care as well as education of future health care providers. Your demonstration of commitment sends a powerful message to your colleagues as well as future donors.
There is an enormous sense of pride that comes with being a part of something so powerful and all-encompassing as building a hospital – and not just any hospital, but one that supports a Level 1 Trauma Center for the region and also serves as a classroom for the education of future generations of health care providers.
What a force multiplier your contribution becomes! Your contribution truly will help change the health outcomes as well as the educational outcomes for generations to come.
If you have not made a contribution yet, I hope that you will not miss the opportunity to do something that yields this kind of landmark impact. I know that it is easy to find an excuse to not contribute, to name a few:
- “My kids are in school…
- I have not had a raise in…
- the economy is bad and…
- every time I turn around someone wants my money and…”
But, one can only make excuses so long. It is the rare occasion that offers one the opportunity to help make an impact as powerful as creating a facility that meets the public’s health and educational needs for the next several decades. It is the opportunity of a lifetime to make history, to be a part of real change, and to provide a legacy of caring for the future.
I hope during this last week that if you have not already made a pledge, you will carefully evaluate your participation in this project. A payroll deduction of $5 a month over 5 years adds up to a $300 gift. If 5000 people do that, we are $1.5 million closer to having the facility. Do the math. Your gift adds up to significant proportions. In addition, gifts of $100 and greater will be recognized on a Family Campaign plaque in the new hospital. Trust me, you will feel good about being a part of this historic phase in UTMB’s life cycle!
Ben G. Raimer, M D