LAWRENCE (KSNT) – A Lawrence resident has pledged a hefty donation to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Health Foundation after being a longtime supporter.
On Sunday, LMH Health announced that Dana Anderson made a $10 million gift commitment to LMH Health Foundation. This is the largest commitment to the foundation and 100-year-old hospital in history.
Anderson has pledged half the amount as an outright gift of support of the LMH Health’s strategic priorities and will be paid over the next several years. The other half will a part of Anderson’s estate plans and will create an endowed fund for this same purpose.
LMH Health, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been supported by Anderson and his late wife, Sue, for many years.
“The gift will support vital hospital needs,” Anderson said. “And it’s the perfect way for the family to
recognize the giving spirit that Sue worked to instill in all of us. We know how proud she would be to
see this happen. She always recognized the importance of LMH to the quality of life in Douglas
If approved by the LMH Health Board of Trustees, they will rename the Lawrence Health Plaza the Anderson Health Plaza in honor of the Andersons.
“The LMH Health Foundation’s purpose is to inspire community and philanthropic support for LMH
Health, and the Andersons have played a vital role in that effort, both as donors and as leaders,”
Mark Gonzales, president of the foundation’s board of directors, said . “We are incredibly grateful for the
trust Dana has placed in both the foundation and the hospital, and we look forward to celebrating all
it makes possible.”