Overlake Hospital Medical Center recognizes key donors with Planned Legacy donor walls and interactive recognition displays

Hospital Donor Wall, Overlake Hospital Medical Center Center, Bellevue, WA USA

Hospital Donor Wall with Interactive Recognition Display. Overlake Hospital Medical Center. Photo Credit: Garland Cary

When Overlake Hospital Medical Center, a premier hospital in Bellevue, Washington, wanted to recognize key donors in celebration of its 50-year history, there were three clear directives:

  • the recognition needed to be innovative, in keeping with the region’s rich history of technical development
  • the recognition needed elegant design and finishes distinct to the facility
  • the project needed to reflect the unique relationships between the institution’s three pillars, the Hospital, the Foundation and the Auxiliaries.

Planned Legacy’s approach to the project centered on getting to know Overlake, following our belief that the best way to understand an installation is to understand the culture comprising the institution. Design followed shortly after preliminary meetings and an extensive site visit.

Planned Legacy’s strong dedication to customer satisfaction and willingness to stand behind their work shine above other vendors that I have worked with. I was especially impressed by the time and effort their team spent understanding our institutional culture, project goals, and community feel. The end result was a display that clearly reflects the style, values, and passion of our organization. — Robin Webster, Director, Operations and Donor Relations, Overlake Hospital Foundation, Bellevue WA

The display was designed in two major sections — 21’ 9″ wide and 12’ wide — to best marry the architectural elements of the corridor location’s hefty vertical columns with the display’s content requirements. Both sections feature linear components and a series of rectangular tempered glass panels, placed in horizontal and vertical alignments. Providing additional continuity are the vertical light-boxes which feature bear-grass ensconced in an eco-resin. These panels provide a warm Earthy element without compromising the sterility of the hospital environment.

The larger wall’s glass panels feature information about the Foundation and Auxiliaries, Annual Donors Lists and Benefactor information as well as Honorarium and In Memory listings. Anchoring the section, on the far left, is a 40″ interactive touch-screen display in a landscape configuration. The multimedia presentation provides an immersive destination with five modules.

The smaller wall was dedicated to Major Donors, including lifetime donors over $100,000 and a listing of endowments. The centerpiece of the wall is a 40″ interactive touch-screen display in portrait configuration, which honors million dollar plus donations. The multimedia is narrative in nature and shares the stories behind the generosity of the institution’s largest supporters.

The photos in the donor wall gallery above are the work of professional photographer Garland Cary. You can view more of Garland’s photos online at http://www.GarlandCary.com and http://ww.flickr.com/photos/kabeluna/. Thanks Garland!

For more information on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center donor recognition walls, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1. 866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out the donor wall photos in our donor recognition gallery.

Interactive donor recognition display honours donors and Hospital leaders, promotes achievements and activities for Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Donor wall with interactive multimedia presentation at Presbyterian Hospital Foundation

Donor wall with interactive multimedia presentation. Presbyterian Hospital Foundation. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Planned Legacy was selected by the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to design an integrated donor recognition display that would elevate the Foundation’s message and achievements to a new level.

Blending natural hues with indirect lighting, Planned Legacy captured the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape and Sandia Mountains to create an inspiring panorama for the architectural component of the display. Glass panels, a photomural and historic images were blended in to celebrate donors, honour early Hospital leaders and promote the Foundation’s achievements and activities.

To compliment the recognition display and attract visitors, staff and contributors at first point of contact, a 40″ touch-enabled LCD screen complete with interactive multimedia presentation was added. The presentation showcases the Foundation, its leadership and vision using a combination of text, photos and video.

Visitors to the display can search donor profiles and names, watch video clips of noteworthy individuals and events, and even make a contribution to the Foundation by using a secure credit card swipe that transmits information instantly to the Foundation office.

For more information on the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation donor wall and other donor recognition projects Planned legacy is working on for their Foundation, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

United States Air Force Memorial features Planned Legacy interactive kiosks and multimedia presentation

United States Air Force Memorial Interactive Kiosks designed by Planned Legacy

United States Air Force Memorial Interactive Kiosks

Officially opened in October 2006, the United States Air Force Memorial is located just outside the Nation’s capital in Arlington, Virginia. A national place of pride, reverence and remembrance, the Air Force Memorial celebrates the history and valor of the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations.

An integral part of this breathtaking monument is the interactive touch-screen array designed and installed by Planned Legacy. Visitors can use one of three outdoor interactive LCD displays to view names and profiles of Air Force veterans, lists of Memorial Charter Members and photos, and a narrative of Air Force history. Visitors can also use an attached credit card swipe to make spontaneous contributions electronically to the Memorial association.

“A key part of the Memorial is the Charter Sponsor Registry,” said Major General (Ret.) Ed Grillo, President of the United States Air Force Memorial Foundation. “We received more than 140,000 donations, many of them online. We owe all our sponsor donors a great debt of gratitude for helping us to establish this Memorial, and to Planned Legacy’s interactive system for allowing more than 140,000 names to be displayed at the site. Planned Legacy was selected to do this job because of their past performance, our confidence in the company and the fact that they offer the best value for the task at hand.”

Central to the design of the Air Force Memorial, which was created by James Ingo Freed, one of America’s finest architects, are three stainless steel spires that soar skyward, the highest of which ascends 270′ above the 3-acre elevated promontory site. The three spires represent the core values of the Air Force – integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that is done – and the Air Force’s total force – active, guard and reserve.

Other elements of the Memorial include a bronze Honor Guard (representing all the people of the Air Force), inscription walls and an open glass wall of remembrance, all on a landscaped memorial park and parade ground overlooking the nation’s capital.

United States Air Force Memorial Multimedia PresentationThe three climate-controlled touch-screen kiosks that were developed by Planned Legacy for the Memorial feature an interactive multimedia presentation that includes:

  • Charter Sponsor Registry – a searchable index of more than 140,000 individuals who have supported the Foundation
  • Legacy of Service and Sacrifice – a start-to-finish overview of the Memorial’s construction
  • Dreams Take Flight – a timeline of U.S. Air Force historical milestones and images organized by decade
  • Support the Foundation – information about contributing to the U.S.A.F. Memorial Foundation

For more information on the United States Air Force Memorial and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

University of Vermont Donor Recognition Display

Donor Recognition Display University of Vermont

Donor Recognition Display University of Vermont

The University of Vermont (UVM) had several goals in mind when it decided to build a new student center.

They wanted a new and exciting architectural “face” for the campus; a community-crossroads where students and faculty could gather in a dynamic, inspiring space; and a display that would represent UVM’s core values – environmental stewardship, equity, social justice and academic excellence.

When it came time to give thanks to those who made the Dudley H. Davis Student Center possible, maintaining those values was crucial. UVM wanted an architectural installation that was both timely and timeless – reflective of University’s long history and enlightened future.

Planned Legacy designed and built a display featuring two backlit vertical photomurals centered around 40″ LCD Integrated Recognition System.  The touch-screen display includes a speaker that auto-adjusts in relation to ambient noise and features modules including:

About UVM – With sections including President’s Welcome, Two Centuries of Excellence – a moving University timeline, Fast Facts and UVM in the News.

If Not For You: Donor Recognition – A searchable database of contributors to the University’s recently completed comprehensive campaign, and a How to Give section for those who would like to make future contributions.

To Make a Difference: UVM People – A video archive of outstanding UVM students and a section to nominate additional students.

FYI @ UVM – A current and future events calendar.

“The Planned Legacy interactive display is everything we hoped it would be,” said Jay Goyette, Director of Communications, Development and Alumni Relations at UVM. “A beautifully designed installation that’s compatible with the surrounding spaces, is very user-friendly, and attracts a lot of attention from visitors. We were very pleased with the entire project.”

To view an electronic demonstration of the UVM Integrated Donor wall, or for more information and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

Sports Hall of Fame Display at Episcopal High School celebrates over 100 years of athletic achievement

Sports Wall of Fame at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia

Sports Wall of Fame at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia celebrates over 100 years of athletic heritage and achievement

Episcopal High School of Alexandria, VA, has a long and storied athletic heritage, extending back over 100 years. To commemorate the School’s sports legacy Episcopal created an architectural Hall of Fame display to honor individual and team athletic achievements in a dynamic and engaging format.

The highlight of this Hall of Fame display is an easy-to-navigate, informative and interactive multimedia presentation designed and programmed by Planned Legacy. Visitors to the display have a wealth of information, photographs and statistics available at their fingertips.

Beginning with the Hall of Fame module itself, choosing this button generates a listing of Hall of Fame inductees sorted by the respective individual’s Class Year as well as Year of Induction. A special icon also indicates whether the individual was inducted posthumously.

Visitors can also choose to search by Name. Doing so produces a virtual keyboard where inputting up to three letters of a last name generates an alphabetical listing of entries along with their respective Class Year and a personal profile. The profile shows a photo of the team(s) that person was on. When the team photo is touched, a listing of team members and any Hall of Fame inductees on the team are displayed  Another interactive button enlarges the team photo.

When the Year button is pushed, a virtual keyboard appears into which visitors input a specific year, in turn generating a listing of that year’s teams along with a team profile, which includes team members and any Hall of Fame inductees.

Finally, choosing the Sport button produces a grid with all the Episcopal sports teams listed. Selecting a team generates an interactive listing of each team, its year and a team profile, along with Hall of Fame inductees for that year.

The multimedia presentation is informative, exciting and involving and helps Episcopal High School celebrate its champions.

For more detailed information on Hall of Fame Displays and the at Episcopal High School project in particular, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Enhancing donor recognition, donor loyalty and donor attraction with multimedia presentations

Donor Recognition Wall with Multimedia Presentation - Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Donor Recognition Wall with Multimedia Presentation - Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Nonprofits are often hit hard during shaky economic times and reduced budgets can make it difficult to maintain donor loyalty. One of the most economical and effective ways to ensure donor loyalty is through the utilization of multimedia presentations integrated into donor walls, recognition displays, touch-screen kiosks and/or on digital signage.

Vibrant multimedia presentations can emphatically show your donors how much you truly value them, while also saving you time, money and space in the process of attracting new donors, through modules that include enhanced donor recognition, donor profiles, testimonials, volunteer recognition, government and corporate recognition, leader profiles, Board member profiles, current and future projects, historical video and stories about your organization.

Multimedia presentations have a distinct advantage over static donor walls, signage and displays, in that their colorful ever-changing nature never fails to attract. But while multimedia presentations can stand alone, they can also be integrated into classic architectural donor walls and recognition displays to take advantage of the best features of both.

The proven presence of a traditional, tried and true static donor wall, when combined with multimedia messaging, has no peer when it comes to donor attraction and donor recognition capabilities. Additionally, because the multimedia content is digital, space is virtually unlimited and updates can be made instantly and quickly from the comfort of your office. Never again will you lack the time or space needed to create awareness and get your message out in a timely fashion.

Multimedia presentations can help your organization attract, inform, inspire and motivate current and future donors to enthusiastically embrace and share your latest fundraising projects, while persuasively capturing the culture and vision of your organization. The end result is “deep” donor participation and increased loyalty.

The Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, selected Planned Legacy to design an integrated recognition display that would elevate the Foundation’s message and achievements to a new level of excitement and discovery.

For the architectural component, Planned Legacy captured the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape and Sandia Mountains, blending natural hues with indirect lighting to create an inspiring panorama. Glass panels, photomurals and historic images celebrate donors, honor early Hospital leaders and promote the Foundation’s achievements and activities.

Complementing the architectural display is an interactive multimedia presentation, viewable on a 40″ touch-enabled LCD screen. The presentation showcases the Foundation, its leadership and vision, and visitors can search donor names and profiles using an alphabetized index, watch video clips of noteworthy individuals and events, and even make a contribution to the Foundation by using a secure credit card swipe that transmits information instantly to the Foundation office.

For more information and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Toll Free 1 (866) 882-3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com

Due Diligence for Interactive Donor Walls, Multimedia Recognition Displays and Digital Signage for Nonprofits – The Right Questions to Ask Prospective Vendors

Multimedia Donor Recognition Display University of Regina

Multimedia Donor Wall & Recognition Display University of Regina

Multimedia presentations are well known for their superior attraction capabilities in the retail space and they also work exceptionally well in the non-profit world, but there are differences, and selecting the right vendor can be critical to your long-term success.

If you’re thinking about adding a multimedia component to your current donor wall or donor recognition display, whether it be standalone or integrated, self-cycling or interactive, the following questions will assist you in doing your due diligence with regards to vendor selection.

Multimedia Donor Wall Due Diligence Questions:

  1. Do they have experience in the non-profit sector?
  2. Is designing and manufacturing donor recognition displays with multimedia presentations their core business?
  3. Will they be subcontracting the work or doing the multimedia presentation design and programming themselves?
  4. Do they have actual examples and references for interactive and/or self cycling multimedia projects they have completed?
  5. Can they design and fabricate the display? Can they design and integrate the multimedia presentation? Are they a one-stop shop?
  6. Do they have multimedia designers and in-house writers to assist with content creation?
  7. Can they help you through a content development process that includes text, graphics, video, photographs, audio, archived information, storyboarding and multimedia layout?
  8. Can they clearly explain the different types of multimedia display hardware options?
  9. Do they have practical experience in the setup, monitoring and supporting of remote networks?
  10. Is their database structure scalable? Can it handle an unlimited number of records and search queries?
  11. How will they back up your records? Can they restore them if necessary?
  12. Can they provide an image of the most recent version of your multimedia presentation and database? How quickly can it be created?
  13. Do they have practical experience working with the diverse types of lighting necessary for different displays and locations?
  14. Have they worked with donor management software?
  15. What do they offer in the way of security for your system and data?
  16. Can their system measure visitor usage, areas visited, times and lengths of visits etc. on your multimedia presentation?
  17. What kind of reports does their system provide?
  18. How is content managed? Can it be updated and edited remotely from any network-connected computer or are updates made manually via CD or DVD? Does it require technical expertise?
  19. How will system performance be monitored on a 24/7 basis? How will any issues be addressed?
  20. Can the multimedia (and other) components of their system be integrated into your current Web site?
  21. Can they answer any technical questions posed by your engineers, architects, development staff and IT professionals?

If you receive positive answers to all of the above questions you have probably found yourself a vendor that can truly help you create the ultimate multimedia donor recognition display – a destination that your donors, volunteers, staff and board members will be proud of!

Questions you need answered? Please e-mail us at solutions@plannedlegacy.com or call Toll Free 1 (866) 882-3580.

St. John’s Regional Medical Center unveils “Legacy of Caring” donor recognition display

Hospital Donor Wall St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, California

Donor wall with integrated multimedia display at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard California

St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California recently unveiled their new Legacy Of Caring donor recognition display, designed, fabricated and installed by Planned Legacy.

The display features six vertical, self-standing panels, each one a mini display unto itself.  Standing approximately 6’ high x 3 ½’ wide, each panel presents its own historical overview of the hospital and the region, including a historical timeline, iconic images of local Ventura County and donor names of specific gift categories.

The panels are constructed using a variety of materials, including frosted glass for the background and donor panels and clear glass with printed vinyl film for the historical and background photos. The photos and donor panels are attached to the back panels with brushed stainless steel edge grips. Accenting the overall display are colored acrylic panels that complement the décor of the hospital’s new lobby and serve as a striking backdrop to the display that runs the length of this new lobby area.

Most prominent is the large 52” LCD monitor at one end of the display, showing a self-cycling multimedia presentation which the hospital can easily update using the Planned Legacy Web-based Content Management System. The monitor is housed in a custom designed enclosure that features the St. John’s Healthcare name and logo in raised CNC lettering.

The complete display is illuminated with strategically placed track lighting that draws visitors to the presentation, which has become a popular destination within the hospital.

St. John's Healthcare Foundation Logo“It has been exciting to work with Planned Legacy. The possibilities seem endless and I can always count on the quality of their work.”

–  Sister Corita Burnham
Director of Donor Relations
St. John’s Healthcare Foundation

About St. John’s Healthcare Foundation

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation (Oxnard and Pleasant Valley) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises, manages, and distributes funds on behalf of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. It has a long history of raising funds to support excellent patient services at St. John’s hospitals, and, since its establishment, has had a positive impact on the health and well-being of residents in our communities. Read more…

For more detailed information on the St. John’s Healthcare Foundation donor recognition project please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Donor Wall Recognition Display Brochure 2011 hot off the press!

University recognition display - Carnegie Mellon

Multimedia Recognition Display - Designed by Planned Legacy for Carnegie Mellon University

When you’re installing as many recognition displays and electronic multimedia presentations as Planned Legacy, it’s difficult to keep your promotional brochure current. So it was back into production for us with photos of new displays, enthusiastic testimonials from satisfied clients and lots of helpful information for those organizations wanting to add innovation and style to their current recognition program.

As you review our new 2011 Planned Legacy Donor Wall and Recognition Display Brochure you’ll be struck by the sheer variety of designs, representing a real cross section of scope and cost. Featured in the brochure are architectural and multimedia donor walls, interactive kiosks and enclosures, digital signage, memorial displays, Walls of Fame, interactive electronic wayfinding systems, specialty recognition and naming plaques, Synagogue displays and corporate recognition.

Every organization is concerned about controlling costs, no matter what size the budget, and Planned Legacy continues to prove that you can recognize donors, honor champions and showcase achievement without breaking the bank. You can download our 2011 brochure here, but hurry because we’re already starting to think about the 2012 edition! Also available on the downloads page are the Donor Wall Planning Guide and our new e-book the The 5 P’s of Successful Donor Recognition.

If you combine the ideas found in all three of the above publications with your own fabulous thoughts, you’ll be well on your way to creating the ultimate donor wall or recognition display!

Brigham & Women’s Hospital creates three new Donor Recognition Displays with Planned Legacy

Brigham And Womens Hospital Recognition Display

Brigham & Women's Hospital Donor Recognition Display with Interactive Multimedia

After conducting a thorough analysis of their recognition program and determining their requirements, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts understood that their first significant recognition display needed to make a statement while also providing exceptional recognition to its supporters.

The new display would have to communicate the Hospital’s history and Harvard University affiliation while also recognizing and celebrating the thousands of individuals and organizations who have continued to support BWH since it was established.  And they wanted to do this with an architectural display that combined both tradition and technology. The firm that BWH selected to fulfill its vision was Planned Legacy, chosen for its leadership in display design as well as multimedia programming.

The environment for the new recognition display was to be the Hospital’s refurbished lobby, a high traffic area with thousands of daily visitors.  After extensive meetings and collaboration with Development and facilities staff as well as architects and other Hospital leaders, Planned Legacy designers created an engaging concept of three adjacent displays; two for donor and Legacy recognition, and a third for use by the Hospital’s Public Affairs department.

Making liberal use of wood-grain laminates, glass and custom fabricated metal, the displays were designed to complement the work of the Hospital’s architects, who were simultaneously remodeling the Hospital’s lobby and Emergency Department entrance.

The first display honors contributors to the BWH Hippocrates Society and Legacy Society as well as the organization’s Pillar Society. Donor names are highlighted on tempered glass panels beneath a large display-wide panel with full color graphic images of staff, donors and Hospital leaders.  This graphic area is backlit with strategically placed lighting that frames the entire display from the top down.

Accenting the display is a 40-inch LCD monitor which features an informative and entertaining interactive multimedia presentation that includes a compelling message from the Hospital, achievements and initiatives, donor recognition and donor profiles.