CMHA – Winnipeg Showcases New Office With Planned Legacy Recognition Display

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Winnipeg office, has undergone some exciting developments recently, not the least of which is its move to new offices at 930 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg’s west end neighborhood. The bright, contemporary facilities have been completely redesigned to accommodate the needs of staff and clients alike, and this undertaking was made possible in large measure through the generous contributions of government, corporate and individual donors to the organizations capital campaign which concluded this fall.

To recognize these gifts CMHA Winnipeg Executive Director Nicole Chammartin selected Planned Legacy to design and fabricate a recognition display that would complement the facility’s new décor and colors, and which would also be flexible enough to allow for easy and economical updates should new donors step forward.

Using 8 mml tempered glass panels supported in channels in vertical aluminum tubing, the display showcases donor names and graphic images using durable vinyl graphic film that can quickly be modified to add new names or images.

“We had a tight timeline and a tight budget but Planned Legacy worked closely with us to ensure that the project was completed in time for our grand opening event, “ said Ms. Chammartin. “We were really satisfied with the quality of work that was done.”

 

 

For more information on this or other Planned Legacy projects visit Planned Legacy at www.plannedlegacy.com, call us toll free at 866-882-3580 or email us at solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

 

 

New Monterey Display Celebrates International Success

The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College, is a dynamic organization that annually produces graduates who go on to be leaders in all areas of business and commerce, working for some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.

Recently, MIIS decided to move ahead with the development of a comprehensive recognition display that would serve multiple purposes. The display, which would integrate an architecturally designed donor wall with an interactive multimedia presentation, is an innovative blend of technology and craftsmanship that is helping MIIS share its story and achievements with visitors around the world.

According to Kathryn Ann Joyce, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at MIIS,  the area where the display is situated used to be dead space but is now always busy with people. “The wall has brought that building to life,” says Joyce. “People who were not interested initially in having their profiles and pictures up are now very interested in it. And corporations are very excited about being featured, too, and feel that they’re seeing an increased interest in them from students,” she continued.

The architectural portion of the display features a series of six large glass panels, each showcasing donors within various gift categories. Highlighting the display is a world globe that creates a dramatic relief background.

When visitors approach the display a large 55” interactive LCD monitor invites them to experience the multimedia presentation by touching one of the interactive navigation buttons. Presentation modules include A World Of Influence which features global regions where MIIS graduates are at work; Alumni of Distinction; and Tomorrow’s Leaders. Another module is Our Corporate Partners that showcases some of the major corporations that have hired MIIS graduates, and which feature profiles of those corporate partners.

“The entire project development experience was seamless”, says Kathy Joyce. “I was amazed that we were able to develop such a comprehensive project so easily. And being featured in the multimedia presentation has become somewhat of a campus status symbol, as students and staff vie to be included in one of its segments”, she added.

For more information on the Monterey Institute for International Studies integrated recognition  project or other Planned Legacy projects please contact Planned Legacy at 866-882-3580 or by email at solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

 This is a designer’s rendering of the display at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

New Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Showcases Dynamic Recognition Display

Dramatic Donor Recognition at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, New Mexico, furthered its reputation for providing advanced medical care with the recent opening of its dynamic new Rust Medical Center facility – and the unveiling of a dramatic recognition display, designed, fabricated and installed by Planned Legacy.

The integrated display, incorporating a 40” LCD monitor with interactive multimedia presentation, highlights materials and finishes that complement the hospital’s contemporary décor while employing elements such as brushed bronze and silver laminates along with anodized aluminum to create striking accents.

Overall, the display is 32’ wide x 8’ high but extends barely 12” from the wall, requiring unique supports because of the existing architectural masonry and windows. Finally, as with other projects Planned Legacy has created for Presbyterian, the display is shaped to emulate the nearby Sandia Mountains, visible right through the integrated windows.

Located in the main corridor adjacent to the waiting area, the display is situated in a high traffic area where it will be seen and appreciated by the hundreds of staff, visitors and patients who pass by daily. Some of the design features that have been incorporated into the display include:

- 8 mm tempered glass on which donor names are included using 40” h x 23” w vinyl graphic film

- Stainless steel stand-offs that secure the glass to the display

- An historical timeline that has been produced on a vinyl print on acrylic

- A picturesque image produced on vinyl film that surrounds the 40” LCD monitor

- A base finish of high pressure Cherry laminate with access panels for electronic service

- A mountain panel finish comprised of anodized aluminum sheet on brushed bronze and brushed silver laminates

The overall look and feel is engaging and inspiring and, based on comments from visitors, the display is a worthy testament to the many donors and supporters who made the new facility a reality.

“We are very pleased with the donor recognition wall that Planned Legacy developed for our new Rust Medical Center. It is impressive and beautifully complements the architectural design and interiors of the hospital. We are amazed at the number of visitors that stop by the wall to look at the history of Presbyterian and the donors listed on the wall. It is truly magnificent! Working with Planned Legacy was great. They were responsive, on time and on budget, and quick to respond to the usual last minute changes.”

Gisuseppe (Joe) Rizza, CFRE ~ Vice President and Executive Director ~ Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

For more information on the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center donor recognition display, 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.

 

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.

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

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.

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.

Town of Hanover P & H Centre donor recognition project includes multiple components

Hanover Donor Recognition DisplayThe Town of Hanover contracted Planned Legacy to design and fabricate a donor recognition project for the P & H CENTRE: Home of the Hanover Honda Arena & Regional Aquatic Centre, sports and recreation facility.

Unveiled in September 2010, the project includes three major components:

  • a donor recognition wall with an integrated interactive touch-screen multimedia presentation
  • 71 individual facility naming pieces
  • an illuminated exterior roadside sign

The donor recognition wall is the central feature in entry lobby visible from the first and second floors.  It is designed to infuse the space with a sense of athletic energy and forward movement, representing not only the physical action, strength and spirit of community sports and recreation, but also the Hanover community working together towards their visions for the future of the complex – which would not exist without the support of donors.

Designed to be evocative without being literal, the 25’ wide by 6’ high wall used fluid lines, subtle graphic print imagery and LED edge lighting to represent the overall spirit of the complex through tangible elements such as water and ice to more abstract qualities such as community support, a rich history, team spirit and human endurance.

The look and feel was created by printing an “energy explosion” graphic on acrylic. Vibrant colors and vectors provide a sense of energy and vitality, and different sized fonts for giving categories add to the perception of depth. The smoothness of the design is intended to act as a foil, contrasting the rough textured block which fills much of the space. CNC technology provided clean and crisp lines.

The multimedia presentation includes three modules:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Donor Recognition
  • News and Events

Dynamic content featured on the display includes history, information about the new facilities, and activity schedules which will help eliminate paper bulletins.  Future gifts to the facility, including seat sponsorships in the new arena, will also be acknowledged through the multimedia presentation.

Over 71 individual recognition plaques are spread throughout the facility, recognizing key partnerships for sponsored areas.  The tiered acrylic plaques compliment the look and feel of the main wall with donor names and institutional logos applied in a monochromatic palate with vinyl graphics.  For the named areas in the arena proper, floor decals were incorporated, as the client wanted to avoid commercializing the visual space surrounding the ice rink.

The exterior signage follows the same inspiring principles used for the recognition wall.  A monochromatic red LED was chosen for the display.  Considerations were made to resurface and reuse the existing base for the installation.

“Planned Legacy provided professional leadership and insight for our donor wall and recognition signage project. Throughout our project, Planned Legacy demonstrated their commitment to building a strong client relationship to ensure the expectations of our Committee members were achieved. The end result was a unique design and quality product.”

– Sherri Walden,
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Town of Hanover, Ontario

For more detailed information on the Town of Hanover donor recognition project please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Planned Legacy creates three new integrated donor recognition displays for Benefis Health System

Recently, Benefis Health System completed construction of its new Patients Tower, a seven story, $85 million project that features some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities in the US Midwest.

An important element of the project was the requirement for a series of recognition and historical displays that would match the innovation and architecture of the new hospital.

The project involved the design, fabrication and installation of three unique integrated displays, each incorporating interactive multimedia presentations along with architectural design that embraced the local geography, while also communicating the messages of the Benefis organization the respective display represented.

The recognition project included a large main floor recognition display, a smaller self-standing enclosure, and a second floor recognition display, each of which feature an interactive multimedia presentation that provides visitors with a comprehensive overview on the Benefis Healthcare Foundation. Modules in the presentation include:

•    About The Benefis Healthcare Foundation
•    Our Sincere Thanks (Donor Recognition)
•    How Your Gifts Work Wonders (Physician & Patient Testimonials)
•    The Gift of Time (Volunteer Recognition)
•    Calendar of Events

As well, when the multimedia presentation screen has been idle for a period of time a screen saver engages that can show a scrolling list of donors, Mission Statement or other call to action.

Headquartered in Great Falls, Montana, Benefis Health System serves over 15 counties and more than 225,000 residents. Benefis is also the largest non-governmental employer in the greater Great Falls area with over 2,300 employees.

For more detailed information on the Benefis Health System donor recognition project please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.