The Ark, a Jewish outreach center in Chicago, was in need of a durable way to greet visitors and post events, schedules and honor their many donors. The perfect solution was a combination donor wall that contains both updateable panels and a digital donor wall that is updated on a daily basis. Located immediately inside the front door and next to the cafeteria, the new donor wall brightens the space and easily directs visitors to the ongoing activities of The Ark.
The first design element that was addressed, was the need for the touchscreen monitor to be housed in a sturdy case. Once that was accomplished, donor name sections were added on either side of the monitor with panels that are easily updated. To complete the design aluminum trim was added to the sides and corners of each section for a clean and durable look.
For fun, a dimensional wordle was created in the shape of The Ark logo and attached to the front of the display.
The completed project is a beautiful, durable donor display that greets visitors with daily events and celebrates the many, generous donors.
With decades of donor participation and giving campaigns the original St. Luke’s Hospital marble donor wall became a challenge to keep updated and was not relevant to the needs of today’s different types of donations. St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation wanted a donor wall that was easy to update, incorporated all of the different campaigns and encouraged new donations.
To begin, a new location by an entrance was recommended and chosen to catch the attention of more visitors. Second, a design that incorporates all of the different campaigns and is easy to update, and allows for visitor information. The final design is a spectacular 25 foot lit wall has over 30000 color changing LED lights, full color prints relevant to donors, a digital touchscreen that can be updated from a secure wireless connection and glass donor blocks and panels that are updateable.
Seeing is believing, check out the online YouTube Video of the wall changing colors and the digital interactive signage.
The St. Luke’s donor wall and Presentations were featured in the June 2012 issue of Healthcare AV Magazine. To get more insider information on this donor wall, take a look at the ARTICLE!
When a unique and artistic donor recognition wall was needed for the newly constructed, state of the art, Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, looked to Presentations to deliver another one of a kind donor wall that incorporated their vision for the space. St. Luke’s Hospital and Presentations have a trusted relationship and worked seamlessly together to bring to life the artful vision of this magical donor recognition wall.
At first glance, you’re drawn into the beauty of the donor wall by the soothing earth tones of the individually cut donor leaves, and the whimsy of the etched swirling branches that seem to carry the donor leaves and flow through the air into the serene forest.
Presentations knew this donor wall needed to not only fit the space, which is at the entrance to the hospice unit, and a gathering area for visitors and families, but it also needed to tie into and add an artistic tone. It was only fitting, that the theme of the donor recognition wall, and inpatient hospice unit, embrace the seasons of life and change.
This intriguing donor recognition wall is made of translucent photo panels. Etched line art was added to each panel for a whimsical feeling and wood was used to tie it all together. Presentations went a step further and carried these materials throughout the hospice unit with nearly 20 room naming signs made of these same materials.
St. Luke’s is extremely pleased with everything Presentations accomplished. Going above and beyond and providing a donor recognition wall that is not only a piece of art that speaks to people, but is functional and inspiring to future donors.
The Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter is committed to providing excellent hospice and palliative care, as well as grief counseling and support. The CareCenter came to Presentations looking for a way to thank their donors who show just as much commitment to their vision. A great way to do this is with donor walls.
The Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter was inspired by the John XXII Catholic Church donor recognition wall that Presentations had created previously. Starting with the existing design Presentations manipulated it slightly to better fit the CareCenter and the available space. The entrance where the donor wall hangs has a pillar that obstructs the view of the wall, with this in mind, the wall is designed around the pillar. Five giving levels are denoted through the five different leaf colors and to match the door and window trim, aluminum waves were added to frame and finish the piece.
In addition, the Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter wanted a way for donors to easily identify their leaf. To assist in this process Presentations created a name legend that utilizes a numbered leaf system and a corresponding map.
Since opening their new facilities, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter has added a number of new donors to the wall. For more information and pictures of the new facilities visit them on Facebook.
Saunders Medical Center, a brand new healthcare facility in Wahoo, Nebraska needed a way to acknowledge their donors, post upcoming events and most importantly, encourage new donations. The answer was a digital donor wall with ARREYA digital signage software. Not unlike many waiting areas, Saunders had hung pictures and a television for visitors. Wanting to do more with the space and bring in more donations for the community hospital, management decided on an interactive digital donor wall that would engage visitors. Using the cloud-based ARREYA software, their off-site designer was able to add the digital content and PUSH it instantly. The hospital marketing director could then view the content on the monitor and relay to the designer over a cell phone what she wanted updated.
As stated by the interim CEO, Tyler Toline, “I believe being from a small facility that the price to value of the work Presentations has put up is perfect for our markets. We get the technology everyone enjoys along with the static recognition that some generations come to value. It is truly a great product that has been the talk of many conversations in our lobby. It has already generated multiple donations from people wanting their name on the board.”
ARREYA digital signage software is easy to use and reliable. Content can be done from anywhere through the cloud-based subscription and is instantly viewable. Interactive touchscreen is a basic part of the monthly subscription, so Saunders added pages for different donor campaigns, events, donor stories and biographies.
Saunders Medical Center combined the capital campaign donors with the other campaigns into this one elegant donor wall. No need to spend money on multiple donor walls. Everything is under “one roof” allowing for donor to view everything in one location.