The Charleston Area Medical Center's "Power of Many" campaign to raise $15 million to build a cancer center is nearing the finish line.
A $25,000 gift from Old Colony Company Realtors and a $102,400 gift from Spilman Thomas & Battle employees has pushed the campaign total to $14,034,297.
"When I added in these two nice gifts and topped more than $14 million, that was exciting," said Gail Pitchford, CAMC Foundation president. "I can see the $15 million. I can see it!"
The John L. Dickinson family gave the CAMC Foundation a $750,000 match gift, which requires CAMC to raise $750,000 on its own by June 1.
CAMC has raised about $656,074 and needs $93,926 to procure the gift.
Then it will aim for $371,777 because the Maier Family Foundation has pledged to contribute the last half million needed for the campaign.
The CAMC Foundation has received more than 2,000 gifts to date.
"Now it's every dollar gets us so much closer," Pitchford said. "Every dollar really gets us there to that $15 million."