The Foundation is excited to reimagine our annual Gala as a Summer Soiree in June 2024. This event draws supporters together each June to honor the UNC Health Pardee Physician of the Year and Pardee Hospital Foundation Philanthropist of the Year. SAVE THE DATE! Our 2024 event will be held at Kenmure Country Club from 6-9:30 pm on Friday, June 21. To learn more about our volunteer planning committee or becoming an event sponsor, please email [email protected] or call us at 828-233-2700
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.