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Thank you to our 2014 donors. Click to see the full list.

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Our Distinguished Friends are those who have supported the Foundation with cumulative gifts of $10,000 or greater since the inception of the Foundation in 2004 through December 31, 2012. See our Distinguished Friends. 



DeColfmackers donate $25,000

Once inside their Dover home, you might guess, correctly, from their collections of paintings and photos the DeColfmackers love the sea, the Seacoast and all things family. Their cushiony white sofas have miraculously survived visits from their five grandchildren and warmly welcomed guests to stay a while. Smiles are easy and often as Bob and Tricia DeColfmacker reminisced about their Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) connections and why they donated $25,000 to name a conference room in the Hospital’s new Garrison Wing. read more


Hannaford donates $250,000

In 2011, the Hannaford Charitable Foundation awarded Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) the largest private gift in the history of the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation. Hannaford’s gift of $250,000 over five years supports the multi-level nursery in the new WDH Women & Children’s Center opening in early 2013. In honor of this significant gift, the nursery will be named the Hannaford Special Care Nursery at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
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Measured Progress donates $50,000

On a recent clear and chilly afternoon Medical Librarian Karen Lambert welcomed Patricia Ross, Corporate Communications Manager of Measured Progress, to tour the new Health Resource Library in the recently opened Garrison Wing at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Measured Progress, an industry leader in the development of customized, K- High School student assessments headquartered in Dover, NH, contributed $50,000 to support the new Library and underscore the value of learning and education for the community. read more


Stevens donate $10,500

In his donation letter in support of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Seacoast Cancer Center, Jim Stevens recalled the courage and positive attitude his mother Ruth brought to her battle with breast cancer. He said, “Ruth lived six years longer than expected because of the staff’s ability (at a Virginia hospital) to build a positive patient attitude and encourage my mom to fight this dreaded disease.”

In recognition of the value of his mother’s caregivers, Stevens’ donation of $10,500 will support the Nurse Navigator Program at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to help patients deal with the unknowns and intricacies of living with cancer. He dad also passed away from cancer seven years after his mom. read more


Garveys donate $20,000

Rye residents Helen and Neil Garvey donated $20,000 to name the Pediatric Exam Room in the new Women & Children’s Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for many reasons, one is 27 years old. Their daughter Erin was born at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in 1985. Dad Neil beams with pride talking about his daughter and the exceptional care she received.

"We still talk about one of the nurses that took great care of us when our daughter was born," Garvey said. "We both think young people need every advantage and we wanted to name something to benefit young families. I’ve had a great career and Helen and I feel strongly about giving back to the community." read more


Roger Dionne donates $25,000

For over 25 years, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Floor Care Specialist Roger Dionne has worked in Environmental Services taking care of conference rooms and auditoriums. His pride in the Hospital and the Hospital's support of the community were the reasons he cited for his generous donation of $25,000 in 2011 to name one of the conference rooms in the new building.

"I've worked quite a few years taking care of these rooms," Dionne said. "I know the money is going to a good cause. I know the Hospital gives back to everybody in the community. It's just something I wanted to do." read more



Wilson family donates $75,000

The Wilson family's lead gift of $75,000 will honor Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's first pediatrician, Robert Wilson, MD, by naming the new family playroom in his memory. Dr. Wilson established Dover Pediatrics in the mid 1940s, left briefly to serve as a Navy reservist in the Korean War and returned to care for children until his retirement in 1986. He passed away in 2009. read more


Steinbergs donate $30,000

Twenty-three years ago Mike and Laurie Steinberg named their company Relyco - a name that stands for "a company you can rely on." During this time the Steinbergs also became a family "a community can rely on" to support programs and services that improve education, health care and family.

"We firmly believe you have to give back," Mike Steinberg said. read more


Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine pledges $25,000

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine pledged $25,000 to name the Joint Camp Exercise Room in the new Joint Replacement Center to be located on third floor of the addition. Since its inception, the Joint Replacement Center at WDH has offered a comprehensive, planned course of treatment demonstrated to decrease pain and shorten recovery times. read more


Levasseur pledges $10,000

"This place (WDH) just resonates with me. It was the way I was treated that impressed me the most about this hospital." Eventually he connected with the Foundation's Planned Giving Advisory Group, later joining the Stewardship Committee and the Annual Fund Committee before joining the Foundation Board in 2009. In 2010 his commitment grew even stronger with a personal pledge of $10,000 to support a new Cardiovascular Interventional Lab. read more


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