Meoli Families Present $250,000 Gift to Vision 2005
The Meoli and Dresher families recently presented a $250,000 gift to Beebe Medical Center, as part of the Vision 2005 Capital Campaign, toward expanding and renovating the hospital’s Emergency Department. The Meoli Companies have strong business and philanthropic ties to our community, having been part of the “Delaware beach scene” for more than 13 years as the owners of six McDonald’s franchises and the Hampton Inn, Rehoboth Beach/Lewes. Meoli businesses are a major force in providing services to Sussex County’s seasonal and year round visitors.
“My father and grandfather taught me at a very early age that giving back to the community where we live and do business is as much of a privilege as it is our responsibility,” remarked Mike Meoli, who serves as a member of the Beebe Medical Foundation’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Major Gifts Committee of the Vision 2005 Capital Campaign. “Working on behalf of a cause you believe in, and instilling this philosophy in our children, continues to direct the Meoli and Dresher families’ philanthropic giving interests.”
“We have designated our gift for the expansion and renovation of Beebe Medical Center’s Emergency Department because we believe this is one of the most critical needs for families living and visiting southeastern Delaware,” said Meoli.
Beebe Medical Center President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried and Vision 2005 Campaign Chairman Paul H. Mylander accepted the gift on behalf of the hospital. “We are very pleased to recognize the Meoli families’ gift and include their name on the main entrance and lobby of the new Outpatient Care Center, located on the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24,” Mr. Fried commented. “Their generosity and commitment will help fund a critical need in our community.”