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GRH Foundation announces largest non-real estate gift in its 52-year history

Foundation news | Thursday, February 4, 2021

Contact: Patrick Flynn

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation was recently gifted an investment fund valued at $101,646 from a generous local couple. It is the largest non-real estate gift in the 52-year history of the Foundation.

The donors, who have chosen to remain anonymous, wanted to “do something good” after reading a newsletter article from the Foundation about fundraising efforts for an x-ray machine to be installed at the Grande Ronde Hospital Urgent Care located in Island City. They were inspired to help and chose to gift the investment account to the Foundation in its entirety.

The couple felt the new Urgent Care location and onsite x-ray services are advantageous for county residents and visitors to the area alike. The donors hope their gift encourages others to give as well.

“To receive a gift of this magnitude is humbling. I think this just goes to show how fortunate we are to have the wonderful support of Union County.” President and CEO Jeremy Davis said, “These funds will improve access to customer-friendly and convenient imaging services within the comfort of our Urgent Care.”.

Foundation Manager Patrick Flynn expressed gratitude for the gift.

“We are incredibly thankful for their amazing gift! Having imaging services located within Urgent Care is something that Union County has never had previously. This added service will be such a benefit to the care provided in Union County.” Flynn said. “It goes to show how something can start small, then grow to be something big benefitting many people.”

Flynn noted the x-ray machine will be installed at the end of February and should go into service sometime in March.

The Foundation can accept many types of gifts, which qualify as tax-deductible and benefit the thousands every year who come to Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics for care. The Foundation would be pleased to help determine what kind of gift would work best for you, as well as determine what project would be most meaningful to you.

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation has been fundraising for patient care equipment at Grande Ronde Hospital since 1969 and has contributed more than 4.8 million dollars for Hospital projects. For questions about their fundraising projects or to make a donation, call 541-963-1431 or go to