Foundation Receives $10,000 Gift from Passumpsic Savings Bank

January 14, 2016

Littleton, NH - Littleton Regional Hospital Charitable Foundation received a generous $10,000 donation from received the donation from Passumpsic Savings Bank. This gift supports the "Delivering Our Future" Capital Campaign to raise funds for the expansion and renovations to the LRH Sauter Birthing Suite.

Delivering Our Future
From left: Peter Minich, Commercial Banker for Passumpsic Savings Bank; Dr. John Sauter, Board Chair of the LRH Charitable Foundation; Carmen Menard, Branch Manager of Passumpsic Savings Bank in Littleton, and Warren K. West, CEO at LRH.

The LRH Birthing Suite was built to accommodate 200 births per year. As a result of the closings of birthing centers at three nearby hospitals, LRH is experiencing significant increases in the number of deliveries - 336 in 2015 - 359 in 2015 - the highest number of deliveries in a year. The numbers are not slowing down. To continue to meet the needs of expectant mothers and fathers, LRH must expand our Birthing Suite to accommodate the communities we serve.

Since LRH's founding in 1907, the community has generously volunteered its time, talent, and financial resources. As far back as 1906 during the initial organization and planning for a new hospital in Littleton, NH, founders of LHR, J.J. Glessner and Dr. William Beattie initiated the fundraising toward the construction of the new building. Dr. Beattie pledged $10,000 and annual dues were set at $10, or one could become a life member for $100. Throughout the construction and afterward, the Littleton Courier reported not only on day-to-day progress of construction, but on the on going fund raising and philanthropy to support LRH.

The Littleton Regional Hospital Charitable Foundation Board invites the community to continue this tradition of fundraising to support LRH through a gift to the "Delivering our Future Campaign. Support of this campaign offers several naming opportunities for prospective donors all of which will become a permanent part of the Sauter Birthing Suite.

For more information about the Littleton Regional Hospital Charitable Foundation or about how you can become a part of The Century Fund, please call Gail Clark, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at (603) 444-9304.

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