Frank Carroll Financial has donated $25 000 to the Marianhill Building Care redevelopment project, thereby launching the corporate side of the Foundation’s fundraising campaign.
Founded in 1954, Marianhill has a long and proud history of providing love and compassionate care to older adults from across Renfrew County.
Announced in fall 2018, Building Care supports Marianhill’s multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project that will see one of Pembroke’s most established long-term care homes grow from 131 beds to 160, while improving standards throughout the facility.
In making the announcement, Managing Director Laura Carroll and Financial Advisor Neil Carroll reminisced about the role Marianhill has played in their lives. In old age their grandparents, Helen Shultz, and company founders Marty and Frank Carroll lived and were well cared for at Marianhill.
“Grannie and Grandpa Carroll were proud community supporters, and when the time came, we were fortunate that they had access to such loving care right in our neighbourhood,” said Ms Carroll.
In her formative years, Ms Carroll delivered the Pembroke Observer to residents of Marianhill. “It was a prime route because I didn’t have to worry about the weather. Sometimes Dad would come along to help, and he’d get teased — often mistaken as a resident — because of his prematurely grey hair!”
As well, while in elementary school Laura and Neil participated in the Adopt-a-Gran program, a long-standing collaboration between Marianhill and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.
“I loved visiting the Shalom Wing!” said Ms Carroll.
Foundation Chair Glenn Casey is also a member of the Frank Carroll Financial team. Says Ms Carroll, “We are so fortunate to have Glenn working with us, and are very proud of the time, energy and passion he invests as a member of the Marianhill Foundation Board of Directors.”
The construction costs for Marianhill’s redevelopment are estimated at $24 million. Through Building Care, the Foundation aims to raise a portion of these costs to cover the purchase of new equipment and furnishings.
To achieve this goal, the Foundation is counting on the support of larger donors and corporate sponsors both locally and those from beyond who have a vested interest in our community.According to Building Care Campaign Chair Hec Clouthier, “Private individuals, community organizations and corporate partners are increasingly engaged in the Building Care project because they realize the need for society to care for our aged and dying citizens. Because end-of-life care affects us all!”
To learn more about Building Care: https://marianhill.ca/building-care/
To learn more about Donor Recognition and Planned Care: https://marianhill.ca/donate-now/