Leave a Legacy
Bob Bahre, an icon and beloved member of the Oxford Hills community, passed away in July 2020. His generosity was legendary and extensive within the greater Oxford Hills community, State of Maine, and beyond. Although his support was often quiet and anonymous, the impact of his generosity was profound. Bahre recognized the importance of an outstanding local health care system in Western Maine, and Stephens was among his philanthropic priorities over the years.
In September 2020, Stephens Memorial Hospital was contacted by an anonymous donor, who recognized the impact of Bahre’s support and wanted to lead by Bahre’s example. The generous donor offered to match donations up to $500,000 given in honor of Bahre before the end of 2020. This challenge provided Stephens with the opportunity to reach out to the community and continue Bob’s legacy of caring for the people of western Maine. This initiative was a testament of how Bob’s impact continues to live on and make a difference in the community he loved.
Gifts made in memory of Bob ensure that Stephens can continue to provide top quality, progressive health care for people living in the Oxford Hills community. Funds from this initiative were dedicated to advancing imaging services offered at Stephens, including a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner and a new Breast Tomosynthesis Scanner.
Thank you to all the donors whose commitment and support made this achievement possible, and a special thank you to the committee members who are responsible for the success of this challenge: Wendy Penley, Kevin Carleton, Holly Bancroft-Brown, Susan Doliner, Dr. Gregory Hardy, Andrea Patstone, and Abbie Graiver.