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Message from the Chairman of the Board:

Thank you for visiting the Mission Foundation website. I am sure you will find it full of uplifting, interesting and useful information about our work in Western North Carolina. I am honored to continue my position as Board Chairman as we begin a new fiscal year for 2012. We completed a very successful 25th anniversary in 2010 with a record year of contributions and crossing over the $100 million mark in total funds we've raised for Mission since our founding. We as a board and staff are ready to "climb new mountains" to continue Mission Health System's quest for providing you high quality care at low costs. That is a national reputation Mission has achieved because of philanthropic gifts and grants that have been given to the Foundation over the years.

Our Trustees pride themselves on being good stewards of every gift we receive. That is why we sought and gained national-level accreditation from the Wise Giving Alliance of the National Better Business Bureau. We meet all 20 of their strict national standards.

If you decide to become a member of the Foundation's "donor family" you will be treated with great respect, involved in Mission activities at whatever level makes you comfortable and increase your knowledge about the incredible health facilities, medical staff and hospital staff you have access to at Mission and our affiliates.

Click here to learn more about becoming a "Friend of Mission". That is the best place to start!



We have an outstanding hospital aided by a strong Foundation and a caring, involved local community. 
Contact the Foundation to learn more about how you can help.

                 Most Sincerely,

                 W. Leon Elliston, M.D.
                 Foundation Chair


2012 Mission Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees

Michael Andre Brenda G. Nash
Fran Astler, VLO Chair (non-voting) Shon Norris
Charles F. Ayscue, Assistant Treasurer (non-voting) Marilyn B. Patton
Martha P. Boyd Ron Paulus, M.D. Mission Health President & CEO
F. Edward Broadwell, Jr. Carlyn B. Pheil
Janice W. Brumit, Mission Health Board Chair Aleta W. Roberson
Annette P. Coleman Charles E. Russell, CPA
Philip C. Davis, M.D. Robby Russell
WSuzanne S. DeFerie Lary A. Schulhof, M.D.
Bridget A. Eckerd, P.E. Wilma M. Sherrill
W. Leon Elliston, M.D., Chairman Beverly Sgro
Kay C. Finger, Secretary Ricky C. Silver
Ronald Freeman Bonnie T. Spradling, Treasurer
Neil Hanks, Jr. Alfred J. Whitesides, Jr.
Leslie Hansen Glenn W. Wilcox, Sr.
Rt. Rev. Robert H. Johnson, D.D. Lisa Witte
Lynn Kieffer Chris R. Young
John D. Kimberly, Vice Chairman
Heather S. Lee Emeritus Trustee:  George H.V. Cecil


The following individuals are a group of community leaders that oversee and manage all our activities and take very seriously their role as stewards of your gifts. They are active participants in fulfilling the mission of the Foundation and serve as advocates for Mission Hospital within our community.