The Health Foundation received an extremely generous donation of $150,000 from Evelyn Pidhorney. The donation will be used to assist the purchase of the new operating room and lab equipment that is critically needed in the hospital.
“This is an exceptional and generous donation, that we are very grateful to receive,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “The equipment Mrs. Pidhorney is helping us purchase will be used every day, and benefit thousands of people every year. Literally thousands of people will benefit directly and her generosity will also have a very positive impact for the community generally.”
“I’m in my 80’s now and thought since I’m in a position to make larger donations, now is a good time. I would like to see how my money is used and know it will benefit my community,” said Pidhorney. “The important thing to me is that I want my money to be used locally, to benefit the community I’ve lived in.”
“I think it is important to consider what you can do to help your community when you are planning your estate or getting to a stage in your life where you can make larger donations,” continued Pidhorney. “I hope other people think about how they might help their community as well.”
“We are very fortunate at the Foundation to meet people like Evelyn who genuinely want to help others and receive nothing in return. Donations like this are remarkable as they are so selfless; Mrs. Pidhorney obviously wants to help her community and the people who live in this area,” said MFisher.
“This donation covers half the cost of the equipment we need to buy, and I trust we will raise the remainder of the money needed quickly. People respond to this kind of leadership, it will lend momentum to our fundraising campaign,” continued .Fisher. “Of course, this equipment will be able to move to the new hospital when it is built.”
Evelyn Pidhorney faced many challenges in her life, but she didn’t let those challenges impede her or define her. Evelyn had Polio when she was very young which left her with mobility challenges and she needed braces and crutches most of her life
Mrs. Pidhorney was a very determined woman, she knew she would face challenges in her life and wanted to put herself in a position to deal with them. She took correspondence courses to obtain her accounting degree and was eventually able to open her own business – E & P Agencies, and provided people with income tax, insurance and investment advice and service.