When you donate to one of Pardee Hospital Foundation’s funds or programs, or when you participate in one of our events, you are not only supporting the hospital in developing new and innovative treatments—you are bolstering the health of your loved ones and the health of your community.
Healthcare is people: the people in Henderson County whom you know personally, and those whom you will come to know through your support of the Foundation. This support underscores the very essence of what it means to belong to a community: to join together in common purpose, recognizing that none of us can go it alone.
From our signature annual events to our critical initiatives and programs, the Pardee Hospital Foundation makes it easy to become a member of our organization. We function as a repository where thousands of people from Henderson County and Western North Carolina have come together to achieve remarkable feats, such as building a world-class cancer care center.
As we embark on a world and health landscape that feels more frightening, more uncertain than ever, the Pardee Hospital Foundation is a port in a storm: we provide financial sustenance to a nonprofit hospital devoted to improving the lives and health outcomes of those in our community.
Andrew Schmidt joined Pardee Hospital Foundation in November 2023 as a Donor Engagement Officer. Andrew began his career in fundraising at his alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South, as an assistant director in charge of reunions and volunteers, working on milestone giving campaigns as well as alumni engagement and stewardship events. Andrew holds a BA in Philosophy from Sewanee and recently earned a MA in Applied Arts & Sciences from the Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Andrew previously served the Henderson Country community as an Advancement Analyst at nearby Kanuga Conference Center, where he was responsible for donor database administration, prospect research, and raising funds in support of a $15M capital campaign centered on a comprehensive renovation of the then-47-year-old Kanuga Lake Inn. Andrew looks forward to helping advance the mission of UNC Health and Pardee Hospital Foundation across the Western North Carolina region, and particularly in Transylvania County. When he’s not out and about visiting with donors, you can usually find Andrew scampering around DuPont and Pisgah with his wife, Sara and preschool-age son, Arthur.