Beacon House Board Announces Campaign Progress
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Steve Mariucci and his family have been involved with and supportive of Beacon House for more than 16 years. When the decision was made to launch the Legacy of Love Capital Campaign to build a new Beacon House, the Mariucci’s made the very first pledge, $150,000, toward the cause. This week, they doubled their pledge to $300,000.
In honor and recognition of Steve Mariucci’s tireless efforts to keep Beacon House available and accessible to everyone who needs it, the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name the new building the “Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House” when it is built.
“My family and I are very honored to be involved in such a great humanitarian project as Beacon House,” said Steve Mariucci. “We are thrilled that Beacon House has brought such comfort to thousands of U.P. families in their time of need. With 250,000 guest nights already provided over these past 16 years, we have all the evidence we need that moving forward with this new location is one of the most important and critical decisions we could make. I’m not just along for the ride; I’m in it to win it for all the people of the U.P. who are going to need it someday.”
“From the very first time we asked for his support in 2001, he has never hesitated to help us with anything,” said Sue LeGalley, Vice President of the Beacon House Board of Directors. “Through his unceasing efforts to help us fundraise and create awareness of our mission, we have survived some very difficult times. Now we are undergoing a very successful Capital Campaign because of his involvement and efforts.”
Three million dollars will need to be pledged prior to breaking ground on the new house, and the organization has set a goal of December 31 of this year for achieving that. With support from Steve and businesses, organizations and families across the Upper Peninsula, they are confident they will be successful.
With the increased Mariucci Family pledge, the campaign total is now just shy of $800,000 in pledges.
“Steve is involved in every detail of our strategic plan and has contributed to our fundraising and sustainability efforts in ways that you’d never imagine a nationally recognized celebrity would be interested in,” said Mary Dowling, CEO. “He could easily just skim over the high points, but that’s not Steve. He spends time reviewing information, asking questions and making recommendations. He is our “Head Coach,” and this team is on the road to success because of him.”
For more information about Beacon House and the Legacy of Love Capital Campaign, visit www.upbeaconhouse.org or contact Mary Dowling at Beacon House by calling 906-225-7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo attachment: RG Designs rendering of the future Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House guest entrance and building sign.
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Beacon House becomes a “Home away from home” for patients and families that travel across the U.P. to receive specialty medical care at U.P. Health System- Marquette and the Upper Peninsula Medical Center. The private, nonprofit, donation-based organization ensures that families never have to ask, “Where am I going to stay and how am I ever going to be able to afford it?” during a medical crisis.