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Annual Nursing Scholarship Submissions Now Open at DeKalb Medical

August 18, 2014

Mark Coppage, M.D., died in 1989, in an automobile accident in Florida. Although the years have continued to roll by, the DeKalb Medical community in which he practiced, and to which he gave so much of his energy and spirit, still feels his absence.

An anonymous donor established the Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship Fund to sustain his memory and the remarkable principles for which he stood. Since this scholarship was established in 1993, over 135 scholarships have been given, totaling more than $334,000. This scholarship program is open now through September 15 to individuals actively enrolled in a nursing program for initial licensure who represent those outstanding human qualities for which Dr. Coppage was so well known. Click here for a copy of the Coppage Scholarship application.

The difference that Dr. Coppage made in this community is legendary. He gave without boundary of his time, talent, resources and love. Each person who touched his life felt enriched and inspired. The years have not dimmed his remarkable impact or erased the void created by his untimely death. 

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About DeKalb Medical Foundation

The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $29 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.

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