The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation announced Wednesday it has completed its fundraising goal to equip the top two floors of the hospital a year ahead of schedule.
Launched in November 2013, the aim of the Building A Tower of Care Campaign Phase II was to reach $2.5 million by mid-2016.
On Wednesday, foundation president Elise Allan announced that nearly $2.6 million had been raised.
“Due to the generosity of the North Okanagan community and beyond, the campaign has been a great success and we have surpassed our goal in less than two years,” said Allan.
The campaign was bolstered by a $250,000 contribution from the Kiwanis Club of Vernon Four Seasons, and $25,000 from Vernon law firm Nixon-Wenger.
See more details on the announcement in Friday’s Morning Star.