Northern Light Mercy Hospital has received a $250,000 capital campaign challenge grant from The Lunder Foundation to support the hospital’s project to consolidate its operations on its Fore River campus.

The grant provides a one-to-one match up to $250,000 for all capital campaign gifts.

The Lunder Foundation commitment was made in honor of the late Portland attorney Ralph I. Lancaster, who was a longtime Mercy supporter and a friend of Peter and Paula Lunder. Lancaster served as honorary co-chair of Mercy’s capital campaign committee.

“Ralph Lancaster was a dear friend who devoted his life to helping those in need. He was deeply committed to Mercy Hospital and their mission of compassionate care for all. That was the essence of his life’s work. We wanted to honor Ralph at a place that meant the world to him and inspire others to support the capital campaign he helped launch and lead,” Peter and Paula Lunder said in a statement.

To date, Mercy has raised more than 90% of its $20 million capital campaign goal. Last year, Mercy broke ground on a project to consolidate services and hospital operations from its State Street location to the Fore River Parkway. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year.

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