Gunnison Valley Hospital

Purvis Property Donation


Health Foundation gets land gift from Purvises

February 17, 2012
Courtesy of Crested Butte News

Dear Editor:

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation would like to thank Jan and Johnny Purvis for a donation of 5.78 acres of land in Wilderness Stream up the Ohio Creek Valley. The Purvises have been visiting Gunnison since the early 1990s to enjoy four-to-five day horse-pack trips in the mountains with their children. After a few of these trips, Jan and Johnny decided to buy a piece of property with a view of the Castles. They planned to build on the property and live in Gunnison full-time as soon as they retired.

After a transfer to Arkansas for work, and the birth of their first granddaughter, the Purvises decided that the Ozark Mountains would be a better retirement location, allowing them to be close to family. Jan and Johnny decided to give back to our local community by donating the land they no longer planned to utilize. Johnny’s mother worked in the medical field; Jan and one of their daughters are both nurses, and the Purvises have a close connection to healthcare. After a visit to our local hospital, Jan and Johnny decided the health Foundation would be an ideal fit for their charitable donation.

As we all know, non-profit organizations are a vital component of our communities. The Purvis donation is a reminder that ere are many ways to give. Thank you to everyone who supports non-profits in the area, from volunteering to cash donations to bequests and trusts. Cheers to a happy and healthy 2012!

Chuck Cliggett
Board Chair, Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
Lauren Holbrook
Executive Director, GVHF

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