Union State Bank Contributes $10,000 to SCKMC
December 16, 2014
South Central Kansas Medical Center has been named the recipient of a $10,000 donation from Union State Bank. The donation is part of a $50,000 commitment by USB to the hospital's "Building a Future of Excellence" campaign.
Arkansas City, KS - South Central Kansas Medical Center has been named the recipient of a $10,000 donation from Union State Bank. The donation is part of a $50,000 commitment by USB to the hospital's "Building a Future of Excellence" campaign.
In the fall of 2010, SCKMC launched its Building a Future of Excellence Financial Campaign to seek gifts that would assist in capital equipment purposes as well as accepting funds to support programs. The campaign has received a number of gifts over the years; however the Union State Bank commitment is one of the largest to date.
Following the initial contribution, Bill Docking, Union State Bank Chairman of the Board stated, "We are delighted to partner with SCKMC. The enhancements made to the facility will benefit both the hospital and our community."
Previous donations within the USB commitment were used to upgrade the hospital's two conference rooms with audio and visual equipment. In recognition of USB's generosity, SCKMC has named the space the USB Conference Center. The conference center is used regularly by local organizations to host a variety of meetings and events.
SCKMC CEO Steve Perkins said, "Union State Bank's generous support of our institution is deeply appreciated. Their continuing philanthropy makes a difference. USB is providing substantial support for us to better serve our community. We hope it can be an example for others to follow."
Those interested in contributing to the Future of Excellence campaign should note that South Central Kansas Medical Center is a governmental organization under IRC 115 established in 1951 specializing in providing a full range of healthcare to citizens in and around Cowley County, Kansas. Donations may be tax deductible; however a tax advisor should be consulted as individual situations differ.
"Opportunities range from providing support to name a portion of the new facility, to providing funding that can assist in providing new equipment, or many other ways. The gifts will allow us to reach to a higher level and obtain needed items we would otherwise not be able to acquire," Perkins said.
Photo: John Sturd, Arkansas City Community President of Union State Bank, presents a check to Steve Perkins, CEO of SCKMC at the hospital's "USB Conference Center". The donation is part of a $50,000 commitment from Union State Bank to SCKMC's Building a Future of Excellence campaign.