The Women's Philanthropic Circle of Marshall has selected Oaklawn Hospital to receive a donation of about $5,000.
“Some of our members have a heartfelt feeling for hospice, and have experienced its benefits firsthand,” said Cindy Lake, one of the group’s organizers, after the group’s regular quarterly meeting the evening of Sept. 17, 2012, at Schuler’s restaurant.
On Tuesday, fellow organizer Alice Townsend presented Oaklawn Hospice leaders with a check for $2,750. Additional funds are to be collected in the next two weeks to bring the total amount “close to $5,000,” Lake said.
“We are honored and thrilled that they have chosen to donate to our program,” said Koby Aylor, clinical coordinator for Oaklawn Hospice. “Since this organization's first donation in December of 2007, they have donated $101,850 to groups within our community.”
The Women’s Philanthropic Circle is made up of about 120 members who meet every three months to determine which local charitable organization is best qualified to receive support, Lake said.
The WPU’s most recent donations have been made to S.A.F.E. Place in Battle Creek, Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, Marshall Area Community Services, The Fountain Clinic of Marshall and the Wilder Creek Conservation Club.
“Oaklawn Hospice wishes to publicly say, ‘thank you’ to each and every person in this wonderful organization for their commitment to the community,” Aylor said. The WPU last made a donation to Oaklawn Hospice in June 2009.