Hershey, Pa. - Edward H. and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold
of Lebanon recently announced an additional commitment of $3 million to support the building of a freestanding Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
on the grounds of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Through our experiences, both as patients and as volunteers, we have come to have a deep respect and love for the Medical Center and all that it represents," said Jeanne Arnold
"We hope this additional gift today will encourage others in the community to consider giving toward this much needed facility, which will enhance the excellent care already being provided by the staff and physicians at the existing Children's Hospital."
The Arnolds' made their first gift of $2 million to the Children's Hospital building project in 2007 and their second gift of $3 million in the fall of 2008.
"Ed and Jeanne are true visionaries who understand that Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is a vital resource for central Pennsylvania families, and who inspire so many others with their commitment to this project," said Dr. Harold L. Paz, chief executive officer of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, senior vice president for health affairs at Penn State, and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine.
In addition to their commitment to Children's Hospital
, both Ed and Jeanne
serve as vice chairs of the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Jeanne also supports Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at Children's Hospital, serves on the Children's Hospital Executive Committee and chairs the upcoming CMN Fashion Show to benefit the Hummingbird Program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.