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Pardee Hospital Foundation Names Amy Treece Executive Director

Treece has served as the organization’s Interim Executive Director since June 2022

The Pardee Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amy Treece has been named Executive Director for the organization. Treece has held the role of Interim Executive Director since June and will step into the permanent post immediately. 

The Pardee Hospital Foundation exists to educate and inspire the community to support Pardee UNC Health Care. From its signature annual events to its critical initiatives and programs including Women Helping Women (WHW) and the Pardee Cancer Center capital campaign, the Foundation provides financial sustainability to a nonprofit health system devoted to improving the lives and health outcomes of its community. 

Treece has served on the WHW committee for more than 10 years and was co-chair for three of those years. This year, the WHW program is celebrating 25 years of supporting countless women in Henderson County through healthcare challenges. To date, the program has raised more than $2 million, helping women in the community learn about the importance of early detection and receiving treatment and in turn, being able to go on to live healthy lives. 

Prior to taking on this role, Treece served as Pardee’s Director of Community and Government Relations Officer. Treece also served as a Foundation Board member for five years, holding the roles of Vice President of Development, Vice President of Governance, and Chair of the Board. 

“We all know Amy to be an ardent supporter and champion of the Foundation, Pardee and our community,” said Marilyn Gordon, Chair, Pardee Hospital Foundation Board. “Amy’s deep commitment to our community and Pardee make her an excellent choice to lead our organization.” 

Andrew Schmidt

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.