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Support the FoundationTribute Gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one while also having the benefit of supporting the mission of the Pardee Hospital Foundation. Pay tribute to mom for Mother’s Day, or celebrate a milestone birthday with donations in lieu of gifts. Whether it’s their 50th, 75th or 90th, you can help bring more advanced care to our community by honoring someone special.

You can also make a secure gift online by going to our Donate page. You can also call our office at (828) 233-2700 and speak with us about the many ways you can honor a special someone. Or, you can send a check to the Foundation office noting your memorial or tribute gift in the memo line. We’ll take care of the rest.

If you’d like us to send a special note to the person or family of a loved one that you’re honoring, let us know that as well. We’d be happy to let them know.

Thank you for your support of Pardee Hospital Foundation.

Make your donation a Tribute
To honor a loved one, click on our Donate page. There you will find the option to turn your donation into a tribute!

Doctors' Day

We invite you to once again recognize your doctor and support your community’s health by honoring your favorite physician or physicians’ group. What a great way to say “THANK YOU” by making a tribute gift to Pardee Hospital Foundation to commemorate Doctors’ Day 2020. Without you, the Foundation would not have been able to fund crucial enhancements that set Pardee apart and rank your community hospital among the highest rated hospitals in the United States, providing state-of-the-art medical care for the residents of Henderson County and the surrounding region.

More than 322 physicians, representing 37 medical specialties and 127 allied health areas, call Pardee home. They are drawn to Pardee for its advanced technologies, high level of services and exceptional care in a small community environment. Your charitable gifts will be used to save lives by purchasing lifechanging medical equipment and funding programs that help Pardee Hospital continue to provide advanced compassionate care for you and your family, neighbors and friends.


Doctors’ Day was first observed on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond suggested the date as it commemorated the first use of ether as a general anesthesia in surgery on March 30, 1842 by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia so Dr. John Collins Warren could surgically remove a tumor from a patient’s neck. In 1990, the United States Senate and House of Representatives designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday to be celebrated on March 30 each year.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit locally supported hospital. Known to many as the county hospital, Pardee does not receive funding from the county or from tax revenue. With its affiliation with UNC Health Care, Pardee receives the benefit of advanced technologies and medical science, but does not receive any funding from the system. That’s why your support is so important.

When you make a tribute gift honoring your physician on Doctors’ Day, March 30, 2020, your doctor will receive a special tribute card from the Foundation that includes your name. Feel free to include a brief note on your pledge form, and we will be happy to share it with your doctor. Thank you for joining the grateful patients of our community and around the country by honoring your medical caregiver on Doctors’ Day. There is no deadline for this tribute – any day is a great day to say thank you!

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.