William and Dr. Saundra L. Stout honored at the 2013 Evening of Recognition
Washington Health System Foundation held their annual Evening of Recognitionat Destiny Hill Farm on Thursday, September 12. The Foundation presented the 2013 Distinguished Service Award to William and Dr. Saundra L. Stout for their generosity and support of Washington Health System.
Bill has served on boards for numerous organizations, including the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Keystone State Railroad Association, Sen. John Heinz History Center’s Meadowcroft Rockshelter. He has served as a Foundation Board Member since 2007. Sandy has served on numerous boards and councils, including the Foundation for California University, the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera Association. In 2010, they created charitable funds with the Washington County Community Foundation as a vehicle to support some of their favorite charitable causes.
In 2011, Bill & Sandy became founding members of the 1897 Society in which they currently serve as co-chairs. This year, Bill & Sandy, along with other members of the Stout family and other major donors, made a significant gift to create the Stout Conference Center at the hospital.
The Evening of Recognition is held annually to thank donors who have supported Washington Health System with gifts of $500 and above over the past fiscal year.
Washington Health System donors are recognized in the following ways:
The 1897 Society
The 1897 Society members will be recognized on the new Donor Recognition Plaque within Washington Hospital, as well as in the Washington Health System Donor Report. Members are also invited to the Annual Evening of Recognition and other exclusive events through the year.
The Washington Health System Donor Report recognizes annual gifts of $100 or more.
The Orchard Society members, who make annual gifts of $250 or more, will be recognized on the new Donor Recognition Plaque within Washington Hospital.
A private Annual Evening of Recognition is held for donors of $500 or more. An individual or special group may be honored at the donor reception for their philanthropy and commitment to Washington Health System.
Commemorative Gifts of all sizes to Washington Health System or Hospice Care are made in honor of someone on a special occasion or as a memorial to someone who has passed away. Acknowledgments are sent to the family or loved one as appropriate.
Hospice Care memorial donors are recognized in the semi-annual Hospice Care newsletter, The Journey. All others are recognized in the Washington Health System Donor Report.
The Tree of Life is a beautiful bronze tree located in Washington Hospital’s main lobby. It is a special way to commemorate a loved one and support Washington Health System. Each leaf or stone bears the name(s) of the honoree as specified by the donor.
The Legacy Library, a commemorative giving recognition piece for donations to Hospice Care, is a painted mural of books with plaques, made to look like the book spines, bearing the names of individuals touched by Hospice Care. The library is located on the first floor of Donnell House.
The Commemorative Garden, located in front of Donnell House, is paved with bricks inscribed with the names of donors and loved ones who have received Hospice Care services.
Donor Plaques are located throughout Washington Hospital as naming opportunities for the donors of major gifts (e.g., an operating suite, patient unit, waiting area, patient room, etc.)