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George Family Foundation announces support for new center for health

Foundation news | Monday, October 28, 2013

Contact: Sasha Dull

The George Family Foundation recently announced its support for the construction of the new center for health in Prairie du Chien. The George Family including, left to right: Penny (Harry Remz), Cindy (Bob Standorf), Roy C. (Vicki), Deidre (Randy Stark), and Eleanor (Oliver Lybeck), gifted a generous contribution of $135,000 to the project.

“Our mother and father were both very active in their support of the Memorial Hospital for several years. Dad was on the original committee formed in the mid-1950s to organize the building of our current hospital. Mom was a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, which today is known as Partners. We are extremely happy to continue their legacy with a donation to the new Center for Health,” said Cindy Standorf.

Fred Huebsch, Foundation Board President said, "When a project, such as the new hospital, draws the interest and support of energetic, thoughtful visionary donors like the George family, it reassures us that we’re taking the right steps toward the future of healthcare in our communities.”

For their generous gift, the George Family Foundation will receive two naming opportunities. The conference center in the hospital will be named the George Family Education Center in memory of their father, Roy L George and the gift shop will be known as “Jerry’s Gift Shoppe” in memory of their mother, Geraldine (Jerry) George. In addition to these naming opportunities, their names will be displayed on a permanent donor wall, visible within the hospital’s main entry.

Standorf shared, “Our parents started the George Family Foundation over fifteen years ago because they wanted to give back to the community that helped and supported them while they grew their business and their family in the Crawford County area. We think they would very pleased with this donation.”

More than $1.16 million has been raised in support of the new hospital being built in Prairie du Chien and slated for completion in early 2015. The success of the capital campaign is credited to a number of leadership gifts from community members and the work of many dedicated volunteers.

To learn more about the project, including donor naming and recognition opportunities, contact Sasha Dull, Executive Director at 608-357-2140 or