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2017 Endowment Advisory Board

EMHF Endowment Advisory Board members meet

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation held its Annual Endowment Advisory Board meeting on January 19, 2017. There were 18 of 27 named Endowments represented. The attendees heard Foundation Chair Chris Smith express appreciation to all the Endowment donors represented for their strong support for the Hospital and Foundation.

The Foundation's Planned Giving program which was established in 2003 currently has the Founders' Endowment and 27 named endowments and four Charitable Gift Annuities. The Founders' Society is made of members who have given $1,000 or more to the EMH Foundation. Its membership has grown to 224 members.

Highlights of the year:

• Foundation activities this year include: 5th Annual Jack Frost Jump (January 23, 2016), P.R.I.D.E. Employee Giving Program (February 2016), Doctors' Day Honorariums (March 30, 2016), 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park/Duck Derby/Clay Page/Corn Hole Tournament/Children's activities (May 7, 2016) 3rd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting and Silent Auction (Sept. 17, 2016), 11th Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament (Oct. 7, 2016, Annual Giving Campaign (November and December 2016), Celebration of Life Tree (December).

• Foundation Gifts to the Hospital

o FY 2016: $112,383.33 (Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services (LRSHS), 4 Stryker Patient Beds, and Renovations in the Diagnostic and Treatment Hallway

o FY 2017 (to date): $160,643.71 (LRSHS, Surgery Equipment, and Supplies)

Hospital CEO Brandon Clary provided the Hospital Accomplishments in 2016 and Vision for 2017. AnMed Health Executive Vice President, Network Operations, President and CEO AH Network Garrick Chidester provided the AnMed Health and Elbert Memorial Hospital Affiliation Update and Future Initiatives. Merrill Lynch representatives Brooks Arnold and Franklin Whitworth gave the Merrill Lynch Investment Report. Hospital CFO Kelly Cox gave information on the Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program.

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