Patsy Farmer Jones, Kohlan Flynn, Deanna Ellis, Dorsa McGuire, Jan Richards, Carey O’Cain, James“Flip” Fisher, Kandi Hendricks, Beau Waddell,
Mark Stone, Ali Thomas, Vaughan Matthews.
(not pictured) Andrew Riddle, David Amsler, Bernard “Bud” Leonard, Steve Orr.
Cleo is ready to greet you at the Pardee Gift Shop. You’ll find a variety of unique, fun, and interesting things for everyone on your gift list. Apparel, accessories, jewelry, decorative items, candles, things for the little ones, cards, and more! And you’ll be supporting the hospital with each purchase.
Shop for Christmas and Support Pardee Hospital
Perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, these natural, clean burning wax candles bring the aroma of apple orchards, warm cider and the holiday season to anyone’s home.
Purchase the large candle with wooden lid for $25, or the jar candle for $20 at either the Pardee Hospital Foundation office or at the Hospital Gift Shop.
All proceeds help to support continuing quality and compassionate care at your local, non-profit hospital.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals/Western North Carolina Chapter (AFP-WNC) celebrated National Philanthropy Day November 15 at a luncheon at the Renaissance in Asheville.
Dolly and Rakesh Agarwal, from Hendersonville, were honored for their outstanding philanthropic work.
“Many people have means,” explained Rakesh. “God has guided us to make these gifts. We are blessed.”
Truly an example of giving back, the Agarwals support many charitable organizations in the Hendersonville area. Despite not having a personal experience with cancer, they are major contributors to the Pardee Cancer Center. They also support Four Seasons Compassion for Life and the Flat Rock Playhouse with their financial pledges. They have also personally delivered thousands of flowers to people in assisted living and nursing facilities. “We were not taught to give back in India, but America taught us to give back. No other place on earth is as giving and teaches volunteer work like this country.”
The generosity of the Hendersonville community helped their family when they arrived here 31 years ago with a two-year old daughter, $20 and the promise of a job, making barely enough to make ends meet. The level of community generosity “stuck” with Dolly and Rakesh and they, in turn, continue to support the community that gave so much to them.
More than $52,000 has been raised in gifts and pledges from the Pardee Choice annual employee giving campaign to support Pardee Hospital and the United Way of Henderson County.
1,500 Pardee employees were sent a pledge form asking them to choose a one-time gift or payroll deduction. The giving choices are The Pardee Hospital Foundation, The United Way of Henderson County or a specific health or human services non-profit organization.
For sixty-six years United Way of Henderson County has been fighting for the education, health, financial stability and basic needs of everyone in the county. They fund forty-one programs at twenty-three local health and human service agencies.
The Pardee Hospital Foundation, established as a non-profit organization in 1996, has
provided over $32 million in financial support to Pardee Hospital. Pardee, a locally supported hospital, does not receive funding from the county or from tax revenue.