To the Editor,
Thanks to all in our business community who responded to the Island Business Challenge for the Block Island Medical Center Capital Campaign! Over 125 island business owners contributed over $105,000, triggering a $200,000 match from our challenge donors, Jim and Lisa Lillie, who are co-owners of Eli’s Restaurant. We are so grateful to the Lillies for motivating this wonderful response.
These contributions from so many in our business community to the Medical Center renovation and expansion project are investments in the health care we all –resident and visitor alike – need. The Medical Center is a foundational resource in our community and economy.
Fundraising toward our $7.5 million goal continues – we have raised nearly $5.75 million from so many generous members of our community. Learn more about the plans for the Medical Center, and please join us in making a gift or pledge at
Cindy Baute and Tom Murphy,
BIHS Capital Campaign Co-chairs