The mission of the Development Office is to help Springfield Medical Care Systems:
• Fulfill its mission;
• Maintain its special character, with enough resources to provide the best possible health care in the best possible way — up close and personal; and,
• Respond to the uncertainties of the health care field.
Glenn Cordner, SMCS's chief executive officer, concluded a presentation to the State of Vermont's Public Oversight Commission with these words: "So, while in many respects I feel we have never been better prepared to meet the challenges ahead, those challenges seem more daunting than ever. As we think about the future in strategic terms, we must build in a high degree of environmental uncertainty."
The fundraising efforts of the SMCS Development office are a buttress against that uncertainty and a springboard into the future. Its primary objective is to establish a philanthropic environment at SMCS — to encourage and reward individuals and organizations for their support.
It is this support that will help ensure that SMCS achieves its mission — now and in the future. This support can be made for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways.
A Gift Can...
• Honor a family member or caregiver or commemorate an event.
• Purchase equipment or create a program.
• Be in time, energy, and effort -- in service (see Volunteer Opportunities)
or in celebration (our Apple Blossom Cotillion or other special events).
• Be a direct gift of cash or securities through our Annual Giving.
• Be a "planned gift" through a bequest, trust, or annuity.
Because of charitable tax deductions, you can help yourself when you help SMCS. Some gifts, such as annuities, also provide you with income.