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Puyallup Tribe of Indians delivers generous $1 million donation
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians Tribal Council delivered a $1 million donation to the Emergency Departments of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Puyallup Tribal Councilmember Bill Sterud presented a check for $1 million to Sara Long, Vice President of Philanthropy for MultiCare Health System, and Frank Colarusso, Executive Director of the Mary Bridge Children's Foundation.
"It's an honor that the Tribe is in a position to help people," Sterud said. "At the end of the day, a person's health is the most important thing they have. We're proud to be able to help provide health care to the community."
The $1 million donation to the Emergency Services Campaign helps fund the new MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Emergency Departments, which opened in 2010.
The Puyallup Tribe is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for members and neighbors. That means investing in local organizations and programs that make a difference — from food banks and job training to education and medical research.
“The Puyallup Tribe has a tradition of putting back into the community,” Tribal Council Chairman Herman Dillon Sr. said at the time the $1 million pledge was made. “When we learned of a need for a new emergency facility, the tribe wanted to help. We believe deeply in improving health care in the community for everyone.
The Puyallup Tribe and MultiCare have enjoyed a long relationship. The tribe not only donated to the MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center campaign, its members have supported the Mary Bridge Festival of Trees for many years.
“MultiCare is grateful for the generosity of the Puyallup Tribe,” said Sara Long, Vice President of Philanthropy for MultiCare Health System. “We look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Posted on Nov 15, 2011 in News Release