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Folsom Fall Campaign

Supporting Methodist Health System Nurses

Methodist Nurses Now & Forever

ABOUT THE 2020 ROBERT S. FOLSOM LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award was established in 2005 by Methodist Health System Foundation to recognize individuals whose commitment and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of Robert S. Folsom. Recipients of this award are selected for their accomplishments in making a lasting, positive change in the Dallas community while inspiring others to follow in their paths. Each year, the award recipient is honored at a celebration, the proceeds of which support an initiative of Methodist Health System to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare.

The 2020 Folsom Award celebration has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. However, in times of uncertainty, it is vital to keep the spirit of this award alive. The 2020 Folsom Award will instead be acknowledged through a fundraising campaign. The proceeds of this effort will celebrate the outstanding nurses and frontline caregivers of Methodist Health System. As has been widely recognized in recent months, these healthcare workers truly embody Bob Folsom’s commitment to serving others and have stepped up beyond the call of duty to keep all of us safe and well.

Your gifts can help support the dedicated healthcare professionals of Methodist and thank them for their meaningful work. Gifts toward the 2020 Folsom Fall Campaign will support the outstanding culture of nursing at Methodist through efforts such as providing childcare, investing in physical and emotional well-being, and enabling nurses to achieve educational success. For several entry-level employees of Methodist, especially those from underserved local communities, this educational support provides a key path to a more economically stable and bright future for them and their families.

We hope you will continue to support Methodist Foundation by participating in the 2020 Folsom Fall Campaign.

CURRENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Support for our ongoing efforts to add nurses to the workforce, and to provide a path to those who would otherwise not have an opportunity to earn a nursing degree.

  • Associate Degree Program - partnership with Dallas College El Centro Campus for Methodist employees to become nurses
  • Bachelor of Science Program - partnership with UT Tyler to help Methodist nursing students achieve advanced degrees

FUTURE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Program and training costs for Continuing Nurse Education Courses
  • Center for Simulation and Wellness onsite training
  • Partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and the City of Mansfield

COVID-19 RELATED NEEDS

  • Initiatives to support the health and wellness of nurses
  • Pay for increased nursing staff to reduce the burden on current nurses
  • Onsite meals for frontline caregivers
  • Premium pay
  • Childcare

OTHER NURSING SUPPORT

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR NURSES
Below are the donor levels, but you are welcome to contribute any amount that is comfortable for you. Our nurses certainly appreciate any gift, and we are grateful you choose to support them.

  • $100,000+ Underwriters
    • Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt
    • Carolyn L. and David B. Miller
    • Lupe Murchison Foundation
  • $50,000 Platinum Nurse Champion
  • $25,000 Gold Nurse Champion
  • $10,000 Silver Nurse Champion
  • $5,000 Bronze Nurse Champion
  • $1,000 Nurse Champion

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