ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital has received a $25,000 gift from Machias Savings Bank to support the Building on a Promise campaign. This gift, combined with the support of the community, completes the $1 million Dixon Challenge that began last fall. At that time, longtime hospital supporter Edith Dixon and her family challenged the community to donate a total of $1 million and the Dixon family pledged to match those funds dollar for dollar.
“The Dixon Challenge was an incredible way to begin the campaign to modernize Maine Coast Hospital,” says hospital President John Ronan. “For decades, the Dixon Family has been a true partner in our hospital’s success. It’s fitting that the gift that would allow us to complete this challenge and bring us into the final stages of the campaign would come from a business with which we also have a decades-long relationship with. We appreciate the continued support of Machias Savings Bank.”