Campaign raises $16 million for hospital, seeks hosts

News Digest

April 19, 1999

Hillard Donner, chairman of Anne Arundel Medical Center's "A New Century of Caring" campaign to build a new hospital at AAMC's Medical Park campus, has announced that the campaign has reached the $16 million mark. Another $1 million is needed by the end of the year to qualify for a $600,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation.

The campaign committee has organized several successful private preview parties with area residents as hosts. Fred Graul and John and Maryanne Spencer of Whitehall held the first party in their community, raising $100,000 for the campaign. Bill and Shirley Rogers and Ed and Betty Anderson held a party in Harbor Hills, where neighbors pledged $50,000 for a room at the new hospital that will be named after their community. The committee is seeking hosts for spring and summer preview parties throughout the region.

The largest pledges so far have come from the Auxiliary of AAMC ($2.5 million); Anne Arundel County ($2 million); Hillard and Carolyn Donner ($1 million); the Wayson Family ($1 million); the Kresge Foundation ($600,000); and the Gudelsky Family Foundation ($500,000).

AAMC's new six-story hospital and 700 car parking garage are expected to be completed by 2001. The $65 million project, funded by the sale of bonds as well as the campaign, will be a regional medical center serving all of Anne Arundel and parts of Prince George's County and the Eastern Shore.

Walkers, cyclists wanted for Hospice benefit May 1

Hospice of the Chesapeake is looking for participants for Walk and Roll '99, the fifth walk and bike-a-thon to benefit terminally ill patients and their families.

Walk & Roll will take place rain or shine May 1, at GORC Park in Gambrills. The event includes 1- and 5-mile scenic walking routes and 13- and 25-mile cycling tours through rural communities surrounding the park. The walk includes team and individual prizes, a free lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse, door prizes, live musical entertainment and more.

All proceeds will be used to provide care to persons with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones throughout Anne Arundel County.

Information: 410-987-2003.

Crisis center plans rally today at mall in Annapolis

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Anne Arundel County, a program of Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, will hold a rally for survivors of sexual assault at 6 p.m. today at Lawyer's Mall in Annapolis.

A reception will be held after the rally until 10 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.

Speakers will include Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lorraine Chase of YWCA as mistress of ceremonies, Russ Funk, Zora Liken, Holly Enders and survivors.

A local martial arts center will provide free self-defense classes.

Information: 410-267-8741.

Artists invited to submit works for park festival

Friends of Quiet Waters Park invites artists to participate in the ninth Quiet Waters Arts Festival to be held Nov. 13-14. This juried exhibition and sale features fine and decorative arts and draws exhibitors from across the mid-Atlantic region.

Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: ceramics, graphic and fine arts, leather, textiles, photography, jewelry, sculpture, wood and glass.

Artists must apply by submitting slides or photos of their work.

Information: 410-222-1777.

Dinner will recognize child care professionals

Anne Arundel County is recognizing the impact child care professionals have on the lives of young children and is sponsoring a professional recognition dinner "Ribbons and Roses" with Karen Miller, author of "Ages and Stages."

Reservations for the event are required by April 23.

Information: 410-269-4463.

Program seeks host families for international students

American Field Service is taking nominations for host families for the 1999-2000 school year. Students from throughout the world will arrive in early August and attend local high schools.

Information: 410-349-0463.

Pub Date: 4/18/99

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