About the Foundation
The Johnston Health Foundation
The Johnston Health Foundation was formed in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to raise money for the hospital. The board members consist of 25 members that represent a cross section of the county. The board meets bimonthly to vote on and discuss the business of the Foundation. There are three committees that do the work of the Foundation. The development committee and the finance committee also meet bimonthly. The nominating committee meets three times a year. There are also subcommittees that are created for event fundraising and other annual fundraising activities.
The Johnston Health Foundation is well known for its annual golf tournament that has been a part of the hospital since the 1980's. This event has allowed for hospital care partners and community members to show support for the hospital by being a sponsor or participating in the event.
The Johnston Health Champions 5K and Family Fun Day is a new fundraising event that the Foundation has taken on in 2012. This event will allow for community members and staff to participate in a healthy event at the hospital while raising money for a good cause.
Memorial and Honor Gifts:
Touch the lives of others with a meaningful gift to remember, honor or express gratitude for a friend or loved one.
- Memorial Gift
A beautiful expression of sympathy - establishing a memorial, which will live on in the name of the individual, is an appropriate means of expressing sympathy to family members and to associates of bereaved persons.
- Honor Gift
A reflection of recognition or gratitude - an honor gift is appreciated on such occasions as the recovery of a friend or loved one from a serious illness or accident, a birthday or anniversary, or for an achievement by an associate or relative. In lieu of a gift, honor that person by establishing a Living Memorial in his or her name with the Johnston Health Foundation. A personal acknowledgment will follow each gift - When your gift is received, a personal letter will be sent to the family or honoree to inform them of your expression of generosity and thoughtfulness. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.
Grateful Patient Program:
This program provides patients and families with a way to give back and recognize a physician, nurse or other staff member that played a special role in their care. A gift can be made in a department or individuals honor. When a gift is made, the person or department you are honoring will be sent a letter along with your personalized card.
Annual Holiday Campaigns:
The holiday season is a time for giving back to the community, remembering those we have lost and honoring our loved ones.
- Memory Angel Campaign
This campaign will take place during the months of November and December. Local stores and businesses will sell a memory angel for $1. Community members can purchase an angel and write a name in honor of someone that they know that has battled cancer. All proceeds go to support the Angel Fund.
- Tree of Light Campaign
Letters are sent out to past donors of the SECU Hospice House and Home Health requesting a donation in memory or in honor of someone that has passed. The person that is acknowledged goes into a memory book that is placed by the tree of lights in the medical mall during the holiday season. All proceeds go to support the SECU Hospice House and Home Health.
Foundation Gift List:
- SECU Hospice House
Funds are used to help with patient care, equipment purchases and expanding and supporting existing services.
- Angel Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to oncology patients. The individual must have a diagnosis of cancer and currently starting or under treatment at our Hematology Oncology and/ or Radiation Oncology center. The hardship may include, but is not limited to, pain medications, gas cards, transportation expenses to and from treatments, wigs, prosthesis.
- Hospital Wide Patient Assistance Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to patients throughout the hospital who are experiencing financial hardship. The needs include, but is not limited to, gas cards, clothing, transportation.
- Johnston Health Foundation Endowment
The Foundation holds an endowment at the North Carolina Community Foundation. The endowment will help support programs and services at the hospital for years to come.
- Where It Is Needed Most
This is an unrestricted fund that allows donations to be used when a need arises within the hospital.
Special Projects and Capital Campaigns:
The Foundation also engages in special projects and capital campaigns for the hospital. One of our biggest successes was raising 4.5 million for the construction of the SECU Hospice House.
Contributions to the Foundation are used to expand and supplement services and assistance to patients, and to fund equipment and capital needs. All gifts ultimately enhance the quality of care that Johnston Health delivers to patients and their families.
All gifts are tax deductible.
Ways to Give:
A gift can be made directly to any of the funds that the Foundation supports at any time during the year. A tax receipt will be provided to all of those that donate.
- On-line Gifts
- In-Kind Gifts
- Annual Giving
- Planned Giving
- Gifts of Stocks, securities, IRA distributions
- Memorial or Honorariums
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Corporate Giving
- Foundation Grants