Chatham residents make $250,000 challenge gift to Cape Cod Healthcare's Fontaine Medical Center

David and Gail Oppenheim make $250,000 challenge gift

Cape Cod Healthcare announced recently that Chatham residents David and Gail Oppenheim have made a $250,000 challenge gift to Cape Cod Healthcare in support of Fontaine Medical Center in Harwich. The Oppenheims will match $250,000 to be raised by the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.

Funds donated by the Oppenheims and the Oppenheim Family Challenge will be used to recruit primary care physicians and specialists, as well as to enhance the services and programs currently offered at the medical center. A portion of the funds raised will be used to establish an endowment for future use.

“The recruitment and retention of physicians and specialists at Fontaine Medical Center will allow CCHC to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to ensure the Lower and Outer Cape areas are appropriately staffed to meet the growing demand from the population,” said Michael F. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “We are enormously grateful to David and Gail Oppenheim for their leadership and ongoing support of such a vital community resource.”

The Oppenheims established the Oppenheim Family Challenge as a means to not only personally support Fontaine Medical Center, but to also raise awareness about the facility and bring together others from Chatham and surrounding towns to financially support a community asset.

“Gail and I are gratified by the success of Cape Cod Healthcare in establishing Fontaine as a focal point for professional medical care for the Lower Cape. Following the example of Ray and Marie Fontaine, we encourage our friends and neighbors to join us in support of Fontaine to ensure the continued quality health care the Lower and Outer Cape community wants, needs and deserves,” said David Oppenheim.

Anyone interested in supporting the Oppenheim Family Challenge, or Cape Cod Healthcare in general, may contact the CCHC Foundation at 508-862-5603 or visit

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