Story County Medical Center was recently presented with an award from United Way of Story County for increasing its fundraising campaign from the prior year.
This year’s campaign was chaired by ancillary services assistant, Mark Swenson. Swenson worked with a small committee to create an exciting environment during United Way week.
New to the fundraising campaign in 2010 was a dunk tank where employees could “Dunk the Doc” and “Sink the CEO.” Many employees enjoyed watching Dr. Art Check, Shane Higgins, PA-C, and Todd Willert, Story Medical CEO, plunge into the cool water!
The committee also added competition to the traditional bake sale. Pies and chocolates were entered into the bake-off and then auctioned to raise additional funds for the campaign.
“The committee really appreciated the award as it shows that hard work and creative new ideas really do inspire more employees to donate,” said Swenson. “However, it’s really the staff that deserves the praise. They are the ones who make the financial contributions that continue to grow our campaign.”