Clarke to Chair FMC ‘Community’ Division of ‘Second Century’ Campaign

GREENFIELD — Amy Clarke, of Greenfield, has agreed to serve as chair of the Community Division of Franklin Medical Center’s Second Century Campaign.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $5.5 million toward three major renovations at the hospital: the Emergency Department, Radiology, and Inpatient Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units. The Community Division, targeting the majority of Franklin County families, will kick off late this summer.

Clarke, a native of Greenfield, is presently executive director of the Franklin County Community Meals Program. No stranger to Franklin County or Franklin Medical Center, Clarke recalled that her first time soliciting for FMC was during the campaign for the construction of the Spokes in the early 1960s.

Within Baystate Health, Clarke has been a member of the FMC Board of Directors, FMC Community Benefits Advisory Council, Baystate Health Performance Improvement Committee, and Baystate Health Community Health and Education Promotion Committee. Other organizations benefiting from Clarke’s extensive volunteer experience in Franklin County include the Church Street Home, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, United Way of Franklin County, YMCA, Second Congregational Church, Greenfield Public Schools, and the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty for Children.