A New Building for the Clinic for Special Children
- Cash Donations & Pledges (65.94%): $8,242,455.00
- Donations of Labor & Building Materials (13.13%): $1,641,734.00
- Remaining Goal: $2,615,811.00
The Clinic for Special Children has a wonderful problem.
Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in both diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that used to be fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Accordingly, 30 percent of patients served by the Clinic today are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.
The Clinic was not originally designed to serve both children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families.
In recognition of our growing facility requirements, we searched for a new location. We established three essential criteria: proximity to the Clinic’s patients, accessibility to the broader Plain community, and to be within a 30-minute drive of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
We are excited to announce that the Clinic has purchased a site in Leacock Township that meets all our criteria! Generous assistance from a few friends funded the land purchase.
Now we must raise the funds to build a new Clinic. We hope you will join us to make this vision a reality. It represents the vital next step in keeping our long-standing promise to provide optimal, compassionate care for vulnerable people living with genetic diseases.
With hope and gratitude,
Herman Bontrager, Board Chair
Adam Heaps, MS, MBA, Executive Director
Kevin A. Strauss, MD, Medical Director
A Campaign to Change Lives
A Wonderful Problem
Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that were fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Today, 30% of patients we serve are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.
Expanding to Meet Needs
The current Clinic was not originally designed to serve children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families.
The new three-floor center will be a larger, more spacious, and more accessible version of our current facility and will feature a design centered around patients and families.
The Clinic’s new site places us in the middle of Lancaster County’s Plain communities, just east of Intercourse on Old Philadelphia Pike at Hatville Road. It will be easily accessible by horse and buggy. The Clinic will sit behind our neighbor, the Community Care Center (CCC), a care facility for Plain adults with special needs. Many Clinic patients also utilize the CCC’s services.
The design of the new facility will reflect the agricultural nature of Lancaster County while adding new features such as a covered drop-off that can be used by families during inclement weather. The building is designed with quality and efficiency in mind in order to reduce long-term maintenance costs. For example, a standing seam metal roof will require little maintenance and an efficient HVAC system and solar panels will reduce electricity usage.
- Construction (49.6%): $6,200,000.00
- Site Work (11.6%): $1,450,000.00
- Land (8%): $1,000,000.00
- Sustainability Fund (8%): $1,000,000.00
- Project Contingencies (6.8%): $850,000.00
- Professional Fees (6.2%): $775,000.00
- Furnishings and Equipment (5.8%): $725,000.00
- Innovation Fund (4%): $500,000.00
Capital Campaign Committee
Herman Bontrager | Chair
Jan Bergen | Vice Chair
Elam Esh | Vice Chair
Leon Hoover | Vice Chair
Mark Martin | Vice Chair
Rick & Maureen Finkel
Terence R. Flotte, MD
John J. Herman
Campaign Committee Honorary Members
Kenneth & Mary Ann Burkholder
Samuel & Verna Hahn
Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD
Clark McSparren, Jr., MD
Robert Scala, PhD
Richard & Melissa Stamps
Adam D. Heaps, MS, MBA | Executive Director
Angela Sepela, MBA | Development Director
Kevin A. Strauss, MD | Medical Director
Glen Zimmerman | Chair
Jacob Petersheim | Co-Chair
Elam Stoltzfus | Owner’s Representative
John Stoltzfus, Jr.
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Keeping the Promise: Building Hope Campaign?
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As shown, gifts, grants, and multi-year pledges of all sizes are needed, and every contribution will make a difference in this $12.5 million fundraising campaign. Commitments may be paid over a period of up to five years.
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This project is funded in part through an ARPA grant from the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.