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Hospital meets matching grant

Sonoma Valley Hospital has reached an important milestone in fundraising efforts for the Capital Campaign for Emergency Care by meeting the Vadasz family’s $2-million challenge match.

Combined with other recent community gifts, the hospital has now raised $8.9 million toward the $11 million needed to complete expansion of the new hospital and its state-of-the art emergency care center, currently under construction.

Last November, Les and Judy Vadasz challenged Sonoma Valley Hospital to raise $2 million for the Capital Campaign for Emergency Care by this September. By spring, the hospital had raised the first $1 million toward that challenge which was then matched by the Vadasz family. This week, the hospital’s Campaign Cabinet completed raising the second $1 million to complete the challenge grant from the Vadasz Family Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Speaking about the successful match, Les and Judy Vadasz said, “We are proud to be a part of such a generous and giving community. We knew our community would join us in supporting this important campaign and we are thrilled that the challenge was met so quickly.”

The Campaign Cabinet, a committee of volunteers tasked with completing the Vadasz challenge, was launched in April. David Good, who co-chairs the cabinet with Simon Blattner, said, “This is a giant step forward toward the completion of our campaign to provide superior health care to all Somomans. It could not have happened without the generosity and dedication of so many.”

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