Garnet Health Foundation

Foundation helps provide PPE to health care heroes with peer-to-peer fundraising.

As the hospital system it supports cared for hundreds of COVID-19 patients, Garnet Health Foundation used a new peer-to-peer fundraising solution to spotlight its Emergency Coronavirus Fund, which raised $150,000 within the first two months.

Located 60 miles north of Manhattan, Garnet Health Foundation needed to take swift action when the hospital system it supports turned into an early COVID-19 hotspot. Once the hospital’s first confirmed patient with the virus was admitted, the cases escalated as did the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies.

A Blackbaud customer for more than two decades, the foundation had transitioned to cloud-based solutions the autumn before the crisis and was trying out JustGiving® from Blackbaud®, for the first time when staff established an Emergency Coronavirus Fund, largely to cover PPE costs. “We were able to jump in and use it quickly,” said President William Dauster, adding that having cloud-based solutions helped staff adapt in a variety of ways during the pandemic.


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