Shore Medical Center donates to Somers Point

From left are, front row, Kim Tucker, curriculum director for the Somers Point School District and president of the Foundation for Education; David Hughes, chief financial officer at Shore Medical Center; and Somers Point community education and recreation director Sydney Somers. In back are school Superintendent Tom Baruffi, school business administrator Susan Irons, and sixth-grade teacher and gala coordinator Philip Palitto.

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center donated $16,500  to the Somers Point Foundation for Education Jan. 16, continuing its financial commitment to the district for the 15th year.

Part of the donation will help fund the foundation's annual dinner dance gala Feb. 24 and the Trail of Two Cities run and walk Nov. 3.

The balance, $10,000 was given to the foundation's endowment fund to help ensure the future of the foundation, according to a press release.

“We are grateful to Shore Medical Center board and the administrative staff for their dedication to keeping our students healthy and happy,” said community education and recreation director Sydney Somers. “This level of commitment demonstrates how much the hospital values the city of Somers Point and its future generations.”

David Hughes, chief financial officer for Shore Medical, said the schools and the students are an important link to the future.

“Education is vital to ensure that the next generation is prepared for the future. At a time when schools continue to face cuts in funding, it is the duty of those who can help fill the funding gap. It is the least we can do as leaders in our community to invest in these children and our wonderful teachers,” he said.

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