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Martha & Mary honors Wirth with 2013 Philanthropy Award

From left, Arch Wirth and Martha & Mary CEO Chad Solvie. Wirth is the recipient of Martha & Mary’s 2013 Philanthropy Award. - Courtesy of Martha & Mary
From left, Arch Wirth and Martha & Mary CEO Chad Solvie. Wirth is the recipient of Martha & Mary’s 2013 Philanthropy Award.
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POULSBO — Arch W. Wirth of Kingston was presented with Martha & Mary’s 2013 Philanthropy Award at the organization’s special donor appreciation dinner at Martha & Mary Village Green Senior Apartments, Nov. 21.

Wirth is a former U.S. Forest Service ranger who was stationed in Idaho, Montana and Utah before he retired to Poulsbo with his wife, Faye, in 1986. The Wirths have three adult children, Ann, Fred and Eric.

Wirth's mother-in-law, Marie Pope, and his wife received care at Martha & Mary. In recognition of the care they received until their passings, Wirth continues to support Martha & Mary. He is active in a group that meets monthly and helps provide support to those who have lost loved ones to Alzheimer’s.

Martha & Mary CEO Chad Solvie surprised Wirth with the presentation in front of donors, trustees, staff members and other supporters at the event.

“We so appreciate your continued generosity to our mission, your friendship, and your belief in the work we do,” Solvie said. “On behalf of our staff, and the hundreds of people we care for every day, thank you for supporting Martha & Mary and keeping our mission of access and excellence strong.”

Donors like Wirth provide critical support to Martha & Mary, helping the 122-year-old organization sustain its commitment to quality care regardless of financial capability. Martha & Mary provides senior health care, senior housing, and early childhood education to hundreds of individuals and families in the West Sound region.

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