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An Inspired Gift

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Percelay Family Donates $10 Million to Complete Campus

For Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is more than just the only medical center on the island, it’s where their children, William and Charlie, were born. The hospital is the safety net for their family and for the community they love. 

That relationship and the Percelays’ passion to make a difference on Nantucket were manifested over the summer in the largest family gift in the history of the island: a $10 million contribution to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s capital campaign.

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Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay – How to Make a Dent in the World

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He is the chairman and founder of The Mount Vernon Company who successfully parlayed his career in marketing and advertising, working on brands like Parker Brothers, Converse, and Sunkist Orange Soda (said to be the most successful new soft drink launch in the history of the industry), into real estate, building an apartment portfolio to the tune of $500 million with more than 1400 apartments.

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Hospital project gets $10M boost

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NANTUCKET — A $10 million donation from the family of a Boston-based businessman has brought the Nantucket Cottage Hospital one giant leap closer to meeting its fundraising goal for the construction of a new facility.

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