Mabee Foundation Issues $500,000 Challenge Grant to Brazosport Health Foundation


Brazosport Health Foundation is pleased to announce The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation recently issued a $500,000 challenge grant to the Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign.  The challenge grant is earmarked for the Brazosport Regional campus upgrade project which includes the construction of the new Lowrey Emergency Services Pavilion and the renovation of the patient tower.

The Mabee Foundation’s challenge grants are made on a challenge or conditional basis to provide incentive for enlisting the support of other donors.  The challenge is to rise whatever balance is needed to assure full project funding within the project funding period. Brazosport Health Foundation has raised nearly $3,000,000 of the $5,000,000 capital campaign goal and accepted the Mabee Foundation’s challenge to raise the remaining $2,000,000 by April 30, 2015.

The local community and corporate leaders have been extremely generous with donations including the lead gift of one million dollars from Mike and Leslie Lowrey; $500,000 from BASF; $100,000 from SI Group/ Wright Family Foundation; $100,000 from TDECU; $50,000 from Brazosport Rotary Club; $25,000 from First National Bank; $25,000 from First State Bank; $25,000 from Shintech; $78,425 from BRHS Employee Giving Campaign; $149,951 from BRHS, BHF and Campaign Members, over $250,000 from event proceeds such as the Bluebonnet Social Club and Power of the Pur$e, plus another $250,000 from other community and business donors.

Brazosport Health Foundation is seeking donations from other foundations, corporate industry partners and local community members to help raise the $2,000,000 and meet the Mabee Foundation challenge grant.  As a non-profit organization, donor support helps Brazosport Regional invest in advanced technology, equipment and facilities to provide each patient with excellent and compassionate care.  

For information on making a contribution and to learn about naming opportunities at Brazosport Regional with a donation of $25,000 or more, please call Brazosport Health Foundation at 979-297-6190.

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