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

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.

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.

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.