Grand View Health Foundation Director of Development David Alderfer recalled, "Martha has been instrumental in generating a network of donors.
helped the Auxiliary
to present a $1 million gift to the 'Expanding the Vision' capital campaign for a $56 million expansion kicked off in 2004.
That was the largest construction plan in Grand View history," Alderfer
opened two new outpatient centers, expanded the maternity wing, invested in technology, and made other capital improvements.
Last year, the Auxiliary
raised funds to purchase a life-like infant Sim Baby manikin used in training staff in the Special Care Nursery.
Most recently, The Auxiliary
raised $150,000 toward the $1.5 million expansion and renovation of the emergency department.
added, "The Auxiliary
has also supported a $10 million expansion and renovation of the maternity department, which now includes a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit operated in partnership with Children 's Hospital of Philadelphia, set to open soon."
Martha continues to chair or participate in fundraising events held throughout the year including the geranium sale, golf tournament, and Festival of Lights held each December.
"That holiday event alone raises over $20,000 for the hospital," said Alderfer
Martha was also instrumental in opening the Recovery Room Thrift Shop.
Martha says she
has no plans to retire from the Auxiliary