The 2022 Adams County Medical Foundation Gala was a huge success raising over $114,000 for our community. This success is a result of community support; event sponsors; donations from individuals and businesses; and the auction buyers. The event was held at The Willow Event Center in Winchester with approximately 312 people in attendance.
The Esther Moore Chandler family was recognized for establishing a $5,000 annual scholarship in their mother’s memory. To honor their mother’s spirit and love in their lives, the family awarded over $110,000 to establish the Esther Moore Chandler scholarship which will be offered in perpetuity to support students entering a health care field of study. This year’s scholarship was awarded to McKenzie Kirker. McKenzie is currently enrolled in graduate school at Shawnee State University completing a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
Dr. Charles and Darla Miller were also honored at the Gala for their long term commitment to the
Foundation. The Millers have been contributing to the Foundation Gala since 2012. Their contributions have been significant. This year’s total donations were appraised at $16,000 and that is the norm for their annual giving. In addition to their annual auction donations, the Millers gifted the Foundation with prints by artist James D. Werline. The prints, “Fond Memories” and “Queen City Treasures” were appraised at $197,000.
The Millers were also recognized by Dr. Mark Poynter, surgeon at ACRMC and Mercy Health; Rachel Cummings, CNO at ACRMC; and Dr. Ralph Moreland, Mercy Health.
Don and Venita Bowles from C103 Radio and Dreamcather Communications presented a check for $10,000 to the Foundation for the “Car for the Cure” fund. The check resulted from past car sales and signature donations. The monies received are given to those women needing mammograms who have incredibly high deductibles before they can obtain coverage. Bowles stated, “The Foundation does not take a penny.” “This year’s “Car for a Cure” was auctioned at the conclusion of the Gala Live auction where it was bought and sold four times, bringing in $3,600 to add to the $10,000.” (Sherry Larson, People’s Defender).
The Adams County Medical Foundation Board and Executive Director, Sherry Stout, are very grateful to our community for their support. The Gala was a huge success and a lot of fun.