High Point Regional Endowment Surpasses Goal
Members of the Endowment Board at High Point Regional Health System had the perfect motivation for raising money to increase The Endowment Fund this past year. It was the hospital’s 100th anniversary, and the Century of Care theme told the story of heath care across this community in a way they could not have imagined.
With a goal of one million dollars, and a press time total collection of $1,182,960.00, the board increased the safety net for health care throughout our area. Thanks to the many donors and friends of High Point Regional and the Endowment Fund, decisions for supporting special health care projects will be a little easier this year.
“Elizabeth Aldridge, immediate past chair of the Endowment Board, and I believe that the response to this historic million dollar Endowment campaign represents not only the range of people High Point Regional Hospital serves, but the range of people who are determined to have a great, independent, not-for-profit Hospital with all of the services they need … right here!” remarked Frosty Culp, D.D.S., Century of Care Steering Committee chair, and 2005 Endowment Board chair.
Proceeds from the Endowment Fund have provided more than $4,480,000.00 in hospital programs and projects. Some of these funded projects teach school age children how to be healthy at the Millis Regional Health Education Center, train nurses who provide the special care our patients want and deserve through the Graduate Nursing Education and Nursing Intern Programs. The dollars also help thousands of our citizens receive the medical care they could not otherwise afford at the Community Clinic, and identify and treat cancer tumors with very specialized radiation equipment.