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Benefit Concert Raises $15,000 for Thompson Health Fund

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A recent benefit concert by Don Potter, a renowned singer and guitarist, raised around $15,000 for the Thompson Health Fund. The concert was held on May 10 and was sold out, showing strong community support.


The proceeds from the concert will go to Thompson’s Healthcare Education Fund, which provides stipends to help entry-level associates pursue higher education. These stipends cover lost wages, childcare, and transportation, enabling employees to work part-time while attending school and advancing their careers.

“We are extremely grateful to Don and his fellow musicians for this concert,” said Heather Rickett, Director of the F.F. Thompson Foundation. “It was a fantastic evening that will directly benefit our hardworking associates.” Special thanks were given to concert organizer Doug Emblidge for his efforts in making the event a success.