Pictured with Valley Health Services CEO/Administrator Lisa Betrus (on left) is Ann Lesniak Lyga speaking on behalf of the Lesniak Family at the Magic of Herkimer.
Valley Health Services (VHS) in Herkimer held its 12th annual Magic of Herkimer on June 1st at Herkimer College. The event focused on celebrating the success of VHS over the past 30 years and also honoring the Lesniak Family of Herkimer...read more
Valley Health Services maintains an annual Development Fund Drive to benefit the programs offered at the facility including cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care. As an affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network, VHS is fortunate to have the assistance of the Bassett fundraising group, the Friends of Bassett. Their services are provided free-of-charge to all Bassett affiliates. This allows for simplified bookkeeping, audit responsibilities and reduced administrative expenses and fees across the Bassett system. Please know that when you make a contribution to Valley Health Services, 100 percent of your gift is received by VHS. There are no processing fees charged to us and no percentage is kept by the Friends of Bassett.
Through the Friends of Basset, an annual appeal letter soliciting donations is sent in the spring of each year. Valley Health Services also sponsors several fund-raising events throughout the year to benefit the Development Fund Drive.
The first and largest of these fundraisers is The Magic of Herkimer. This event is held the first Sunday in June and features the hors d'oeuvres of many local restaurants, wine, ale and other beverages complemented by local musical talent.
Another annual favorite fund-raiser is the Brooks' Chicken and Rib barbecue held each summer. Employees, residents and their family members as well as local and area residents enjoy mouth-watering chicken and rib dinners while helping to raise funds for VHS.
During the fall, VHS and the Stanley Theatre team up to bring a renowned entertainer to the Stanley Stage with proceeds benefiting both not-for-profit organizations...find out more
Memorial Garden – The summer of 2008 saw many changes in the area adjacent to the gazebo on the south side of the facility. Through a generous lead donation from Enea Family Funeral Home, Inc., a circular paver-patio was laid. Another substantial donation provided a dove fountain as the centerpiece of the patio. An informational mailing to family members of past residents procured funds to purchase 3 stone benches, bricks to line the existing sidewalk and decorative landscaping. This on-going Memorial Garden fundraiser is available to anyone interested: Prices are as follows: Bushes - $200 | Bricks - $100
Donations for bushes are commemorated with an engraved plaque while the bricks are engraved directly on their surface. For more information on the Valley Health Services Memorial Garden, please contact Pat Frazier or by calling 315-866-3330 x 2247.
Throughout the year, Valley Health Services sponsors various other raffle opportunities as well as several in-house sales where a percentage of the profits are donated to the development efforts.
Employees are also encouraged to donate regularly to the Development Fund Drive through bi-weekly payroll deduction or a one-time annual gift.
For more information on how to make a tax deductible donation to the Valley Health Services Development program, please contact Pat Frazier at 315-866-3330, ext. 2247 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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