It is an exciting time to assist in advancing the role of philanthropy in healthcare. Donors clearly recognize the importance of healthcare and the significance their donations have upon the level of healthcare available in our community. Philanthropy can substantially enhance healthcare programs and services; and in some cases, it can be the basis for the actual existence of a program or service.
Today, multiple programs and services throughout Carolinas HealthCare System are being supported or significantly enhanced by philanthropy. Children’s programs, new cardiac initiatives, neurosciences research, and behavioral health issues are just a few of the important areas upon which we are currently focusing.
Additionally, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation has been privileged to play a role in developing the vision for Levine Cancer Institute. Changing the way cancer services are delivered in the Carolinas, LCI is impacting the lives of people in communities from Charleston, South Carolina to the mountains of North Carolina. Underscoring the magnitude of this groundbreaking initiative for cancer care and clinical research, Carolinas HealthCare System continues to recruit some of the country’s top cancer specialists. In support of this commitment to providing cancer services throughout the Carolinas, our Foundation is dedicated to generating more than $50 million in philanthropic cancer funds and endowments over the next decade.
There are thousands of examples of people who are helping to improve healthcare in our community. Whether participating in events hosted by Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, raising money through organizing their own events, developing online personal fundraising pages, or simply donating directly to their area of interest through a Carolinas HealthCare Foundation fund, thousands of people are doing great things on our behalf. In fact, our Foundation receives support from more than 2,500 events and activities annually. Whether large or small, these efforts collectively make a huge impact.
It’s encouraging to watch what can happen when a community pulls together to support excellence in healthcare. Thanks to each and every one of our donors, we are making a difference in the lives of people in the Carolinas each and every day.
Thank you for your interest in our charitable programs. We are honored by your support.