Virginia Mason's Memorial Foundation receives $25,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation
YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima's Memorial Foundation at Virginia Mason Memorial was awarded a $25,000 grant Wednesday morning from the KeyBank Foundation.
The money will be used to expand education opportunities by providing flexible education dollars for staff at Virginia Mason, certification as a Spanish-speaking medical interpreter, and helping to offer general service employees the opportunity to their high school GED.
"This particular area of Yakima is underserved in terms of medical care and certifications, so we see the benefit to our community," said Peter Marinace, KeyBank Senior Vice President.
"You know we look at the size of our community, the need of our community, and the many gaps that we see in our community around healthcare and it's these partnerships that really provide a network that fill these gaps,” said Erin Black, CEO of the Memorial Foundation.
The KeyBank Foundation has been partnering with Virginia Mason Memorial for nearly a decade to help ensure a thriving future.