When you make a gift to the Pardee Hospital Foundation Annual Fund, you support the mission of the hospital, carrying forward the work we do in providing life-saving medical care to patients in Western North Carolina. As a local nonprofit hospital, Pardee does not receive any funding from either the county or taxes. With our affiliation with UNC Healthcare, we receive the benefit of deploying their advanced technologies in medical science, but we do not receive any funding from the UNC system either.
For these reasons, your contributions are truly the lifeblood of our community hospital.
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.