Marian and Harold Greenberg, longtime supporters of Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics and the local community, will be honored, posthumously, as the 2017 Flame Award Recipients during MGH Foundation’s Annual Fantasy Forest Gala and Auction event held at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Each year MGH Foundation awards an outstanding individual(s) from the community who demonstrates strong support of the Foundation and MGH&FC. Co-sponsor of the 2017 Flame Award is Sierra Pacific Industries & Foundation.
The Greenbergs came to Mason County when they purchased KMAS Radio in 1988. Harold had an illustrious career in broadcasting that began in Minneapolis, MN, continued on in Santa Barbara, CA when they purchased a radio station from Dick Clark, then on to Seattle, and eventually to Shelton with the acquisition of KMAS, which they owned and operated for more than 20 years. Upon retirement they continued to live in Olympia, later moving to Bothell to be closer to family.
Regardless of where they lived, serving their community was always important to Marian and Harold. Marian was a president and a board member of many organizations throughout her life – always wanting to give back. She was Past President of the MGH Foundation Board for many years and for several years chaired the Annual Fantasy Forest event. At her passing, Marian was President of the Residents Council of their retirement community. Harold was equally involved in the community, including stints as Past President of the Washington State Association of Broadcasters and as an officer on the Board of the National Association of Broadcasters.
MGH Foundation was a great passion for Marian (and she was certainly supported by Harold). She loved her involvement, the friendships formed and helping to make a difference in the lives of those who benefited from the Foundation’s work on behalf of MGH&FC. “Marian had endless energy, a special way to ‘rally the troops’ and a very special way to bring out the best in all of us,” said a colleague and friend of hers. “She had that perpetual smile and unique laugh that we all grew to love. The day she retired from the Foundation was a very sad day for all of us. She was a gem of a person and truly knew how to make friends for the Hospital – which eventually turned into ‘funds’.”