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Edgewater Couple Commits $10M to AAMC

AAMC will rename the Health Sciences Pavillion in the couple's honor, according to a press release.

Edgewater residents John and Cathy Belcher have made an exceptional planned gift of $10 million to the Anne Arundel Medical Center.|Photo credit: Patch file
Edgewater residents John and Cathy Belcher have made an exceptional planned gift of $10 million to the Anne Arundel Medical Center.|Photo credit: Patch file
Edgewater residents John and Cathy Belcher have made an exceptional planned gift of $10 million to the Anne Arundel Medical Center, according to an AAMC release.

There will be an initial $1 million gift, disbursed to AAMC over a period of years. The rest of the funds will be given as an estate gift. 

“We are honored the Belchers believe our service to the community is deserving of this legacy gift,” said Tori Bayless, AAMC’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Today we are not only celebrating the largest bequest to AAMC but the impact this donation will have on the care we provide many years in the future.” 

In honor of this gift, AAMC will rename the Health Sciences Pavilion the “John and Cathy Belcher Pavilion,” and also establish the John and Cathy Belcher Society to recognize donors who give $100,000 or more. 

“Planned gifts are a powerful way to leave a legacy,” Jan Wood, president, AAMC Foundation, and chief development officer said in a statement . “This generous donation enhances the Belchers’ commitment to the future of the best medical services for our community.”

John Belcher is chairman and CEO of  international communications and engineering firm, ARINC. He also serves on the AAMC Board of Trustees and is a past chair of the AAMC Foundation Board of Directors. Belcher also served as chair of the hospital’s Care Like no Other capital campaign, that funded the health pavilion that has been renamed in honor of him and his wife. 

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