Foundation fund

Aberdeen Health Foundation renames Medical Equipment Fund after founding member

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — To commemorate the work and service of one of the founding members of the Aberdeen Health Foundation, the Medical Equipment Fund will be renamed in honor of the late Jim Gogan.

More than 35 years ago, Gogan helped establish the Aberdeen Health Foundation, serving as director and life member.

It was his vision to establish an endowment fund, an idea that created a remarkable legacy for health care in Pictou County.

After working with Gogan on the foundation’s board for more than 26 years, Jim Shaw said Gogan has a huge presence in a room.

“He was very outgoing and he laughed a lot, but on top of that and most importantly, his level of knowledge in both business and investing was an incredible asset to the foundation and all the charities and voluntary organizations in which he served, said Shaw.

Board members set a goal to raise $5 million, with a promise to the community that if they reached the goal, the money raised by the foundation would be placed in an endowment fund to protect the capital.

Thanks to Gogan’s leadership and the trust and support of the community, the campaign team surpassed its original goal and raised over $6 million.

The Jim Gogan Medical Equipment Endowment will be celebrated with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. on Summer Street.

For those who wish to attend virtually, the ceremony will be broadcast live. More information is available on line.