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Original Letter of Appeal

It is because of community supporters like yourself that the Dedi Sykes Education Endowment continues to provide educational opportunities to York VNA Home Care nurses and clinical staff. The endowment is in memory of my mother, Dedi Sykes, a lifelong champion of the VNA. My family and I see my mother’s memory live on through the amazing work of the entire VNA staff.

Last year the endowment was able to fund a grant to Leslie Nelson. Leslie will be finishing up her Wound Care Certification this coming October.

“This has provided me with the confidence in providing wound assessment and care to patients with acute and chronic wounds. This knowledge will able me to provide the easiest, most effective, and medically appropriate care for a win-win of the patient and the VNA,” explains Leslie.

Leslie mentioned the win-win for patients and the VNA. The Dedi Sykes Education Endowment hopes to continue to foster win-win situations by providing opportunities of growth and knowledge to the VNA staff. I am excited to announce that this year we will be able to award two grants from the endowment. The first grant will be used by a nurse who is attending a Wound and Skin Management Course and the other will be used by a nurse who is taking two online courses towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Thank you for your past support of the Dedi Sykes Education Endowment. I hope you will consider making another gift to the endowment to help VNA clinical staff and nurses continue to give outstanding care to their patients. To make your gift, please send your check in the enclosed envelope.  Checks can be made payable to the Dedi Sykes Education Endowment. You can also make a donation via credit card by completing the enclosed credit card form.

My mother would be proud of the support you and other community members have given this endowment. She was always a supporter of the work of the VNA staff, and it means a lot to my family that this support continues in her honor.

Revised Letter of Appeal

The Dedi Sykes Education Endowment is in memory of my mother, Dedi Sykes, a lifelong champion of the VNA. My mother would be proud of the support you and other community members have given this endowment, which allows the excellent VNA staff a chance to expand their knowledge base.

My family and I see my mother’s memory live on through the amazing work of the entire VNA staff, and it means a lot to us you’re your support continues in her honor. The York VNA Home Care nurses and clinical staff members also appreciate your support of their educational and professional development opportunities.

Last year we were able to provide three scholarships. Kimberly Yinger received a scholarship for a Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Certification, and Betty Anne Abrahamsen received funding for a course in Lymphedema Therapy. Steph Emenheiser received funding for books used in courses required for a BSN.

Steph says, “Having my BSN will open new opportunities for furthering education and I hope to specifically have the skills to help the under-educated and financially impaired population of York County.”

Steph’s story is only one of those helped by the Dedi Sykes Education Endowment. Your donation can continue to provide this valuable education opportunity. Doing so will help VNA clinical staff and nurses continue to give outstanding care to their patients.

To make your gift, please send your check in the enclosed envelope.  Checks can be made payable to the Dedi Sykes Education Endowment. You can also make a donation via credit card by completing the enclosed credit card form.

Thank you for your consideration.

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