Pardee Choice is the Annual Employee Giving Campaign for Pardee Team Members. Employees make pledges to donate to United Way and/or the Pardee Foundation.
Pardee Team Members raised over $55,875 through the campaign held in October 2018!!!
As a result, Pardee UNC Healthcare was recognized at the United Way of Henderson County Campaign Celebration & Donor Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, June 6. Pardee received United Way’s “GAME CHANGER AWARD” in recognition of an outstanding increase in support to United Way in 2018! Pardee was also recognized as a Double Digit Award recipient with a 10%+ increase in giving over the prior year!
Thank you to the Pardee Choice Committee and Pardee Team Members for making such a positive impact on Pardee Hospital Foundation and United Way, and for all of those in the community who receive much needed help from these gifts.
Congratulations to Dave Weber, Pardee’s new Chair of Volunteer Services. Dave has been volunteering at Pardee for five years and serves in the Transporter Service. He’s very passionate about volunteering and looks forward to working with the volunteer team.
Adult volunteers provide services in a variety of departments and areas of the hospital including the Garden Café, the Information Desk, Day Surgery, the Outpatient lab, the Cancer Center, the Foundation office, and the Gift Shop.
For fiscal year 2019, Pardee had 210 adult volunteers with a total of 29,051 hours of service. Junior Volunteer hours totaled 1,713 for a grand total of 30,764 volunteer hours!
“We have an awesome group of volunteers,” exclaims Karla Reese, Manager of Volunteer Services. “Please contact me at (828) 696-4240 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining this amazing group!”
Pardee Hospital is pleased to have forty-one Junior Volunteers from Henderson, Transylvania, Polk and Buncombe Counties, as well as South Carolina! The team is made up of thirty-nine high school and two college students. Fifteen students are returning this summer and we are excited to welcome them back.
They volunteer in a total of twenty-one departments including Biomedical Engineering, Garden Café, Mammography, and Cardiovascular Diagnostics.
Women Helping Women, an initiative of the Pardee Hospital Foundation, provides financial support to women who are uninsured or under-insured to obtain healthcare services without concern for financial barriers. Since 1998, Pardee Foundation’s Women Helping Women program has raised over $2.7 million for financial assistance as well as for the purchase of equipment, facilities and services for women at Pardee Hospital.
Women of Hope recipients are announced at the annual Women Helping Women luncheon held annually. This year the luncheon will take place Friday, October 18, 2019 at Blue Ridge Community College.
Pardee Hospital Foundation is pleased to honor women in our community for sharing their stories of courage, determination, and will in their lives and in the lives of their families as they faced cancer and other diseases. Women nominated must be local residents. Preference is given to nominees who have received or are receiving treatment at Pardee Hospital, or who have survived a health crisis, such as breast cancer and other cancers, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Nomination forms are available at the Pardee Foundation Office, 561 Fleming Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739, (828)233-2700, or online at pardeehospitalfoundation.org.
Deadline for applications is September 1.
Before you know it, October 18th will be here and it will be time for the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s annual Women Helping Women luncheon.
For 22 years, Women Helping Women has been an initiative to help provide financial resources for women needing healthcare in our community. The luncheon is a major source of funding, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests.
Please plan to join us as we enjoy a lovely lunch, honor the Women of Hope recipients, and are inspired by our guest speaker, Tracey Conway.
Conway, an Emmy Award winning actress and comedienne shares her story of literally dropping dead on stage from sudden cardiac arrest. Her chances of survival were barely one in 20, but after six defibrillator shocks, paramedics brought her back to life. She has turned her story, “Cross my Heart and Hope to Live,” into a series of lively and poignant anecdotes that touch and inspire.
Seven months of 2019 are over with five months remaining to accomplish everything we planned to do this year. If you plan to contribute to the Pardee Foundation’s mission of supporting Pardee UNC Health Care, why wait until December?
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution at anytime during the year simply by writing a check on your IRA. The Pardee Foundation, as a 501(c)3 organization, can accept a QCD check drawn from an IRA. Giving now could help you to avoid the last-minute rush of the holidays when everything is so hectic with too many things to do and places to go and when it’s so easy to overlook things.
If you do not have an IRA checkbook, please contact your IRA administrator. More companies who manage retirement accounts are issuing IRA checkbooks to make it easier and simpler to reach your annual required minimum distribution (RMD). Charitable gifts to Pardee Foundation can count towards your RMD so you could scratch two items off your year-end list: reaching your RMD to avoid the punitive penalties; and supporting our beloved hospital to avoid paying taxes.
You can designate your gift to any program or to our general funds to meet the most pressing needs of Pardee. Your support helps us to continue providing exceptional healthcare close to home.
If you have any questions about qualified charitable distributions, please contact Jim Brewer at 233-2710. Thank you for supporting Pardee. We are grateful.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson
The Foundation’s fiscal year began July 1, 2019 with the election of three new board members. WELCOME—Marilyn Gordon, Myra Watkins and Stan Treece!
And we say goodbye and a huge thank you to two directors leaving the board after their terms of service to Pardee Hospital and the Pardee Foundation.
Thank you for your service on the Foundation Board these past few years. You enrich our lives and the lives of so many in our community. It has been a privilege to work with you!