Megan Hauser and Ellen Forst

Megan Hauser and Ellen Forst

Nearly two years ago, then high school juniors Megan Hauser and Ellen Forst embarked on a unique mission to raise funds for a piano for Ridgeview Medical Center. Megan and Ellen both have a special interest in music and saw the opportunity to give back by sharing their passion and love of music with the community by raising money to purchase a piano for the hospital.

This last spring, their goal of $2,000 was met and the beautiful black piano was purchased, a wonderful addition to the Ridgeview Community Chapel. When asked what their hopes were for patients and families, their voices are melodic, stating “it is our hope that people find healing, comfort, joy … or whatever it is that they are in need of. We also hope that people are inspired by the wide array of community members who played a part in the success of this project.”

These students have displayed amazing philanthropy in youth. We extend our gratitude to Megan and Ellen for their volunteerism and passion!