MWC Hospital Authority Approves Board of Grantors Recommendations MCMHA Announces 2012-13 Award Winners

By Kay Hunt Modified: April 2, 2013 at 9:46 am •  Published: April 2, 2013
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Recently the Hospital Authority trustees approved the recommendations of the Hospital Authority Board of Grantors for the 2012-13 Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Trust (MCMHA) grants in the amount of $300,000.

MCMHA is a public trust that promotes community projects which are designated to effectively address the diverse issues and opportunities facing the Midwest City community. Since its beginning during fiscal year 1998-99 through fiscal year 2012-13, the board of Grantors has recommended and the Hospital Authority trustees have funded 256 grants totaling nearly $5.3 million. Some of the projects that the trust has provided funding for include the nature trails, the Oklahoma Honor Flight, vans for the Mid-Del Group Homes, the foot bridge over Solider Creek and much, much more.

The 2012-13 grant recipients include:

  • YMCA of Greater OKC - $22,245 to purchase and install additional playground equipment for the MWC branch
  • Regional Food Bank of OK - $25,000 for expansion of the MWC childhood hunger programs
  • Midwest City-Del City Public Schools Foundation - $25,000 for Bot Ball educational Robotics
  • Midwest City Tree Board - $35,000 for SE 15th  Street beautification project
  • City of Midwest City/Fire Department - $18,755 for firefighter safety & health equipment
  • City of Midwest City/Golf Course - $50,000 to replace fence along south side golf course
  • City of Midwest City/Grants Management - $50,000 for original mile median improvement project
  • City of Midwest City/Police Department - $14,000 for covered parking for specialty equipment and vehicles
  • Midwest City Rotary Club - $60,000 for erection of Veterans’ Memorial

Hospital Authority Board of Grantors chairman, Glenn Goldschlager said that this year’s total applications exceeded $2 million. “This year’s requests were one of the largest ever received by the Board of Grantors, making our job more challenging,” Goldschlager said.