Mercy Foundation, Fairfax State Savings Bank join forces on Giving Tuesday

Mercy Cedar Rapids

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation has announced that Fairfax State Savings Bank will match financial donations in observance of Giving Tuesday, which is Nov. 30. Donations received through the Mercy Foundation’s Giving Tuesday website from Nov. 16-30 will be matched by Fairfax State Savings Bank, up to $15,000.

Patrick Slater, president and board chair of Fairfax State Savings Bank, was inspired to initiate this challenge for Giving Tuesday after his recovery from quadruple bypass heart surgery, a procedure he received at Mercy.

“The kind of care you get matters,” Mr. Slater said. “I believe I’m alive today because of the care I received at Mercy. Now, I want to be a life worth saving. I want to do my part to make a difference.”

Mr. Slater hopes that this Giving Tuesday matching gift challenge will encourage others to join him and Fairfax State Savings Bank in supporting Mercy.

Giving Tuesday donations can be made at or by check with “Giving Tuesday” included on the memo line. Donations received by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30 will qualify for the Fairfax State Savings Bank match. Giving Tuesday gifts may be designated to specific funds.

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