FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has received a second donation from Giovanna Mucci of $50,000 which will go towards the establishment of the Edmondo & Giovanna Mucci Endowment Fund.
Mucci says she started the fund in memory of her late husband, Edmondo Mucci, and herself. Giovanna says it is important to give to the community that you live in since these are the services she is and will be accessing in the future.
“We are so pleased that Giovanna has created such a wonderful legacy for her and her late husband with the Fort St John Hospital Foundation. Her donation today will create ongoing income for the Foundation to purchase equipment in all departments across the hospital and Peace Villa, for years into the future. We are humbled to be the stewards of this legacy,” said Jennifer Moore, Executive Director of the Fort St John Hospital Foundation.
Edmondo and Giovanna arrived to Fort St. John in 1959 from Italy. They were well known, hardworking business owners in the community for close 50 years. They started with Westend Grocery, and then went on to own and operate 4M Furniture for 35 years.
The Hospital Foundation says that endowment funds play a very important part to them.
Endowment Funds are important to the Foundation as they ensure a sustainable and secure source of future funding regardless of the economic climate. This ensures that we are not only able to supply current equipment needs though our annual campaigns and fundraising efforts, but will continue to have an effective role in supporting the Fort St. John Hospital & Peace Villa will in the future.”
Anyone wishing to create their own legacy through a named endowment fund are asked to contact the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.