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Bill Preston, Campaign Co-Chair

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With strong family connections to the Hospital, it may have seemed inevitable for Bill Preston to co-chair the Heart & Soul Campaign. But what wasn't inevitable was success in the $20 million Hospital Redevelopment Campaign-a goal that was more than double what a feasibility study said could be raised in Stratford. 

Bill sees some strong parallels between raising money for healthcare and individual financial planning carried out by many of his clients at W&K Financial. In both instances it's not strictly about money, but more about the benefits and advantages those dollars can bring.

"That's really the whole goal of raising a dollar, not to have money in the bank, but to have the equipment, facilities and staff to look after the community," he explains. "But it's not just about the shiny new facilities and equipment; it's really about the care you get when you walk through the front doors. From that standpoint, we're in good shape."

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


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