By Lauren Pugliese
Madonna Foundation Board Treasurer
I am personally moved by the miracles we witness at Madonna every day—patient victories, both small and large. Before becoming involved with Madonna, I never stopped to think about how fortunate I am to be able to get up and do the things I love every day, whether that be holding my son or driving myself to the office.
After hearing stories first-hand from our patients, I have a better appreciation for Madonna’s ability to create a “new normal” for those who otherwise might not have had a chance to live, let alone be independent.
Madonna is a forward-thinking organization in which your contributions truly make a difference. As a Foundation board member, I now have a better understanding of the special programs Madonna has created through the generosity of donors for the care and comfort of patients even when insurance reimbursement is not available. This tailored approach to care may not drive the bottom line, but it goes back to the culture of servant leadership present at Madonna which is something I want to support through my time and resources.
BILL KUBLY RECEIVES VISION AWARD
Bill Kubly (far right) received the Vision Award at the Madonna Foundation’s Angel Spotlight Thank You event on May 8, 2018, in Lincoln. He is pictured with his wife, Myrna, and son-in-law and daughter, John and Lauren Pugliese.
While growing his international business, Landscapes Unlimited, Bill served on Madonna’s National Advisory Council and shared his leadership with both the hospital and foundation boards. He has generously contributed to all of Madonna’s capital campaigns over the past three decades. In 2008, he funded the Bill Kubly Student Research Scholarship, which helped explore the use of elliptical training as an option for individuals with traumatic brain injury. He and Myrna are Madonna Foundation Trustees.
Bill’s service has inspired a second generation of Kubly leadership at Madonna. His daughter, Lauren Pugliese, serves as the treasurer of the Foundation Board of Directors.