In recognition of 125 years of exceptional dedication and spirit, Christiana Care Trustees presented The Harrington Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership to Christiana Care to the Junior Board of Christiana Care Inc.
The Junior Board provides financial and volunteer support to advance Christiana Care’s mission. Junior Board President and Trustee Nancy Rich, joined by six past presidents, accepted the award.
By the numbers, the Junior Board, with more than 300 members, has given more than 14,000 hours of volunteer time in the past year and provided more than $13 million in financial support.“The Junior Board is a respected, beloved Christiana Care institution — a tireless, dedicated group of intelligent, visionary women,” said Carroll M. Carpenter, chair of Trustees, in presenting the award. “The reach and influence of this extraordinary group is found in every corner of Christiana Care — and hasbeen for more than 125 years.”
The Junior Board’s generosity and foresight led to such notable developments as the Cancer Resource Library at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute; surgical waiting lounges in both hospitals; $1.4 million in scholarship donations for nurses and allied health professionals; and support for Christiana Care’s Swank Memory Care Center and the First State School.
Most recently, the Junior Board’s commitment of $1 million to the Wilmington Transformation created the new Junior Board of Christiana Care Healing Garden, a beautiful, tranquil space for patients, families and staff.
Such dedication and innovation demonstrate Christiana Care’s progress and positioning as a national health care leader, said Carpenter.