American Proficiency Institute has offered a $25,000 matching challenge to the community. The dollar-for-dollar match will be made for gifts up to $25,000 towards Traverse Health Clinic’s Clinical Care Expansion Campaign. Funds raised will support expanded provider hours at the family care clinic.
Stated Sherri Fenton, Traverse Health Clinic’s Development and Marketing Director, “We are very grateful and excited for this community challenge from American Proficiency Institute. We are experiencing a 30% increase in new patient demand for services and looking forward to adding evening hours in order to meet community needs.
Private community gifts and pledges, along with a successful matching challenge grant from Rotary Charities, grant support from The Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation, The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Community Foundation FOCUS Fund and the Rotary Good Works Fund have allowed the Clinic to already begin adding provider time earlier this year.
“While we do accept insurance, we currently have 650 uninsured individuals with whom we are providing care. Community gifts are what allow us to provide health services to the uninsured – of all ages,” stated Fenton. “We hope American Proficiency Institute’s challenge inspires other businesses and individuals to support our organization – which provides primary care for many working members in our community,” she added. Gifts may be made 0n-line at www.traversehealthclinic.org or by calling the development office at 231-935-0412.