b'SPRING 202115 DaveWhitePhoto.com Healthy BeginningsFUNDRAISINGTo recognize the 25th anniversary of Concord Hospital TrustsGoals of the Healthy Beginnings EndowmentHealthy Beginnings Endowment, the Trust is encouragingTo provide funds annually to programs, services and projects that contribute gifts to boost the endowment and enable it to offer moremost to positive child development and the health of the family.support to young children and families. To encourage collaboration and coordination among community providers Dr. Oge Young, (shown above) now retired after decadesso as to ensure a focused, collective approach in meeting the needs of area of delivering babies at Concord Hospital, established thefamilies and eliminate duplication of effort and expended funds.endowment in 1996 to support the Hospital and otherTo involve care providers and community members in determining those community non-profit organizations that promote positiveprograms most vital and deserving of support.early childhood development and parenting education.A volunteer advisory committee led by Dr. Young andOrganizations that have received funding from comprised of medical professionals, Concord Hospitalthe Healthy Beginnings Endowment in 2021employees and community members, reviews applicationsWaypoint - The Childrens Place and makes annual funding recommendations to ConcordConcord Regional Visiting Nurse AssociationHospital Trust.Concord School DistrictThis year, the Trust is appealing to the community, includingFamily Promise of Greater Concorddonors who have supported child and family programs inGrapevine Family and Community Resource Centerthe past, to consider special anniversary gifts to ensure theNortheast Deaf and Hard of HearingHealthy Beginnings Endowment will continue supporting the young families far into the future. The Family Place at Concord HospitalSince 1999, the endowment has presented more than $1.1To learn more about applying visitmillion to community non-profits. To contribute to the Healthy Beginnings Endowment, visit giveto.concordhospital.org/give-now or call (603) 227-7162.'