Recognizing Donors at a Not-For-Profit.
A State-of-the-Art Design.
Louis Nelson’s office has completed the development of a donor recognition system, advancing the quest to gracefully acknowledge donors in America’s not-for-profit facilities.
This new standard was completed for The Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples, Florida, a leading health facility in southern Florida on the Gulf Coast serving a part of the population easily forgotten in an affluent America. The facility is a volunteer based medical home for low income working adults.
The recognition system is a series of interweaving plaques placed on a wall grid, symbolizing the importance of the fabric of a community. Each plaque is engraved with the donor’s name.
The plaques are made of 3 different metal finishes—gold, silver and bronze—acknowledging the levels of donations over a lifetime of support. The interlocking weave vibrates in the tones of the metals, emphasizing the importance of all donations, large and small, to enrich a facility—symbolized by color and light while reflecting movement in the corridor and the neighborhood.
Donors are a vital part of the Clinic’s funding. Its Annual budget, $1.1 million, is funded solely by the community through individual donations, the United Way, foundation grants, businesses, religious groups, and civic organizations. The Clinic does not accept any government funding.
NHC patients, the working poor who choose work over welfare, are men and women employed in food services, child and adult care, construction, pool and lawn services, and housekeeping work in the community. More than 200 patients are treated in a typical week.