Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Makes Largest Gift in Its History to Marianjoy
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Wheaton, IL (June 14, 2007) – Bank Chairman Donald H. Fischer and President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Scott W. Hamer today presented Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital executives with a gift of $75,000, the largest ever in the bank’s 13 year history. The gift has been designated for the capital campaign to fund the new $60 million Marianjoy replacement hospital which opened in October, 2006.
Accepting the gift on behalf of Marianjoy were Kathleen Yosko, President and CEO of Marianjoy, Inc., and Joe Skvara, Vice President of the Marianjoy Foundation. “Marianjoy has been incredibly fortunate to have the insight and support Don Fischer has brought to our Board for the past four years, and we look forward to his leadership for many years to come. This hospital and our community as a whole are indeed blessed to be home to such a solid financial institution and leaders like Don and Scott,” commented Yosko. “We want to thank them and the Board of Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn for their leadership gift in support of our new facility. We appreciate their willingness to invest in Marianjoy to give their customers and fellow citizens the best opportunity to receive physical rehabilitation close to where they live and work,” said Skvara.
Don Fischer, an organizer of Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn, served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn for 12 years, and is currently Chairman of the Board. He has been on the Marianjoy Board of Directors for three years and is currently serving as Secretary of the Board. Scott Hamer has been with Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn for four years and was appointed President and CEO on January 1, 2007.
Marianjoy recently opened its new $60 million, 120 all-private room replacement hospital in Wheaton – a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance the naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. The new flagship facility features uniquely designed accessible gardens, a labyrinth, chapel, and a meditation room. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital was founded 35 years ago by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, and maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Dedicated to the delivery of physical rehabilitative medicine Marianjoy also provides programs for community re-entry including driver and vocational rehabilitation. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, which owns and operates more than 100 health and shelter service organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.