Meet our Donors

Generous Donor Helps MAMA Fly High

Motivated by personal experience, Bob began supporting the MAMA program in 2005.  He had first heard of MAMA by word of mouth, but then realized the necessity for this vital service when two of...

Brian and Kali DeWine moved to Asheville in 2010, and they've stayed busy ever since. Just prior to the move, the DeWine family purchased the Asheville Tourists, and Brian has assumed the role of President. Kali currently serves as the Director...

Don and Suzanne McAliley love the rural, village feeling of Bear Lake Reserve. Don will tell you it reminds him of his childhood, growing up in southeast Alabama. And while it's only a short hour and a half drive into Asheville - a drive the...

A Very Good Birthday Present

On her 92nd birthday, Roberta Rice, M.D., F.A.C.S. decided to give herself a birthday present. She called up Mission Healthcare Foundation and said "I want to establish a gift annuity with you folks."...

In honor of Therapy Team Bayer, Charlie and Audie.

Asheville Couple "Pays It Forward"

At the heart of everything the Kielys do is education. Whether it's through their wealth management business, teaching clients how to best manage their investments, or in their philanthropic...

A Grateful Patient Story

Grateful for beautiful mountains and a warmer climate, we moved to Asheville in 1991, having lived until then primarily in New England. Having heard as we moved that good healthcare was available in...

Gift Annuity Advocates

The Tranthams are a loving and caring couple who have been together for more than 50 years.  They both stpent many years working hard to be able to provide a warm and comfortable place for their loved ones...

Inspired by Children, Led by Conviction

It all sounded great to Jan and Pete Friedt when they moved to Asheville for "a slower pace,"  But Jan and Pete are people who care about their community, and soon they found themselves...

When Ruth Graham's father, the late L. Nelson Bell, M.D., returned to Asheville after his long service as a medical missionary in Korea, he became a leader at Mission Hospital in Asheville. For years he dreamed of creating a children's hospital...

The Story Behind the Big Tom Classic

There are many different ways people cope with grief after the loss of a loved one. Following the sudden death of their father, Tom and Will Israel poured their heart into creating the Big Tom...

Inspirational Donor, "Buddy" Patton Leaves Legacy of Giving

The passing of S.M. "Buddy" Patton offers an opportunity to reflect on the embodiment of someone who did all three-inspired, nurtured and led. Buddy Patton and his wife,...

Steve and Frosene Zeis know a thing or two about hard work and sacrifice. Frosene grew up here in Asheville where her father, an immigrant from Greece, owned and operated the Asheville Lunch Room Restaurant at the corner of Patton and Ashland...

Friends Indeed Help Others In Need

Mission Healthcare Foundation recently received an exciting new grant from the H. N. and Frances C. Berger...

Personal Experience Drives Inspiration

Nineteen years ago, Kay was diagnosed with breast cancer.  "Imagine hearing for the first time that you have breast cancer," explained Kay.  "It devastates you and your entire family.  My...