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FHN Foundation 'Honors Our Own' at AFP Event


The FHN Foundation and the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Rockford Chapter recently recognized two individuals and a large group of people who have made a difference for FHN and its communities. “We recognized Martha Furst, Marcie Wright and the mentors of MetLife at the AFP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon this year,” says Terry Egan, executive director of the FHN Foundation. “This event honors the best volunteers from organizations all over northwest Illinois, so our honorees were among some very good company.”

From the FHN Foundation's nominations:

Martha Furst is an executive and community activist who knows many affected by cancer. This motivates Martha to serve as co-chair for a campaign to upgrade technology and expand the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport. Her passion for treating cancer has turned her into a dynamic fundraising volunteer and leader.

Marcie Wright has served two terms on the FHN Foundation Board, working her way up through the officer positions and is currently the Immediate Past Chair. Marcie has personally been very generous while securing contributions and sponsorships through her own company. Marcie leads with her heart and by example.

MetLife employees have served nearly 75 youth in Freeport and the surrounding communities for the past 12 years through the FHN Family Counseling Center's Big Brothers Big Sisters program. These employees act as mentors to area youth, providing many positive experiences in their lives they may not have otherwise had.

Congratulations to this year's honorees!

For more information on the FHN Foundation, visit or call 815-599-6900.