Lenoir Hospital Foundation

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Lenoir Hospital Foundation

About Us

Our Mission

The Lenoir Hospital Foundation was established over thirty years ago to receive and steward private donations for the purpose of enhancing patient care through support to the Hospital. It does so through grants in support of:

  • Upgrades in medical technology
  • Equipment purchases
  • Support for community health initiatives
  • Fund capital improvements

To recognize and show appreciation for the philanthropy of major contributors, a donor recognition wall is displayed just inside the hospital entrance.

The mission of the Foundation is to ensure exceptional healthcare for the people we serve.

Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that supports the mission of UNC Lenoir Health Care, to ensure exceptional healthcare for the people we serve.


What is the Lenoir Hospital Foundation?

The Lenoir Hospital Foundation is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation established for the support of UNC Lenoir Health Care and the facilities, programs, and services it offers to serve citizens of Lenoir, Greene, and Jones Counties.

The Foundation’s purpose is to support the mission of UNC Lenoir Health Care through advocacy, education, relationships, philanthropy and stewardship.

The Foundation is dedicated to attaining charitable contributions, managing these funds and disbursing these funds for the benefit of UNC Lenoir Health Care and the people it serves.

How is the Foundation governed?

The board of directors is comprised of the Hospital’s President & CEO, the UNC Lenoir Health Care Board treasurer, a representative from the UNC Lenoir Health Care staff and UNC Lenoir Health Care Volunteers, and other community leaders. These individuals provide oversight for the Foundation’s policies and procedures and monitor its finances and grants.

Why should you contribute to the Lenoir Hospital Foundation?

Your philanthropy provides the needed resources to help maintain the best possible patient-centered care available in our clinical programs and services. Your individual acts of generosity help improve the quality of life for people in our community, not only today but into the future.

What does the Foundation support?

Grants made inside the Hospital must first pass the test of whether the requested funds will be used to directly improve patient care. The request may be for any department or unit in the Hospital, or may be applied hospital-wide. Funding for educational and advocacy programs in our community, outside of the hospital, must first be requested and approved by the Hospital’s office of Community Development.

Is the Foundation tax exempt?

Yes, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law

What is the Foundation’s tax identification number (TIN)?

The tax identification number for Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. is 58-1584139.

How can I get a receipt for my gift?

If you make a gift online, you will receive an acknowledgement via email as well as a receipt through the mail. If you have questions or need additional acknowledgement, please contact us at 252-522-7262.

How can I stay informed about the latest Foundation news and events?

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Lenoir Hospital Foundation

Ways to Give

Your support makes a difference!

There are many ways to support the Lenoir Hospital Foundation. Individuals may choose options that correspond to their personal interests and provide them with charitable tax advantages.

Making a gift today to the Lenoir Hospital Foundation provides immediate benefits. The gift has the potential to make a difference in our community immediately, and the donor receives a charitable tax deduction. A deferred or planned gift, such as a bequest or gift from a trust, often allows the donor to make the largest gift of their lifetime. Therefore, the significance of its impact may be greater and can establish a legacy that is long-lived.

You may make your gift online, on a secure site, by clicking Support a Cause.

Donations at any level are welcomed and appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that supports the mission of UNC Lenoir Health Care, to ensure exceptional healthcare for the people we serve.

Donation and Gift Options

Donating Gifts: Now or Defer Until Later

Gifts You Can Make Today

  • Cash, checks, credit card contributions (use printed form above or online)
  • Stocks, bonds or mutual funds (call the Foundation Director for details at 252-522-7262)
  • Property or real estate (subject to approval by the Foundation’s Gift Acceptance Committees)
  • It is possible to make your gift in honor or memory of someone! Give us a call for more information.

Gifts You Can Defer Until Later

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance naming the Foundation as owner/beneficiary
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Retirement plans

Estate Planning Donations

To include the Lenoir Hospital Foundation in your estate planning, contact your financial advisor or the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.

Fundraising Events

Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The Lenoir Hospital Foundation holds an annual Superball Golf Tournament each May at the Kinston Country Club.

Find Your Cause

Lenoir Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Through your contribution to Lenoir Hospital Foundation, you can help us to build a healthier community. We are always seeking donations in the following areas:

  • Angel Fund-Cancer Patient Support
  • Community Initiatives
  • Nursing Scholarships

Please contact the foundation director if you are interested in knowing other areas of need.

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Tax Deductions

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law

Mail a donation

Lenoir Hospital Foundation

100 Airport Road

Kinston, NC  28501

Lenoir Hospital Foundation

Annual Golf Tournament

2018 Superball Golf Tournament-May 10th at

Kinston Country Club

Since its inception in 1999, this event has been known as “the tournament to play in” for friends of the Hospital, corporate vendors, and Kinston area golfers.

Each year the tournament supports a certain cause.  This year the Lenoir Hospital Foundation’s annual golf tournament will support the hospital’s efforts to recruit qualified nurses. The Foundation Board of Directors recognizes the importance of a highly trained nursing staff and is committed to assisting the hospital with this effort. Helping with the successful recruiting of qualified clinical personnel is concurrent with our mission to support the hospital’s efforts to provide exceptional care.


Registration & Lunch
11:00 a.m.

Shotgun Start
12:00 p.m.

Putt-off Contest and Prizes
Snacks and beverages are provided.
5:30 p.m.

$25.00 Wildcard Package (includes Mulligan)
Purchase of the Wildcard Package makes players eligible for:

  • Prizes for top two teams | 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
  • Longest, most accurate drive
  • Closest to the pin – all par 3’s
  • Up to $500 Putt-Off

The Wildcard Package is automatically included with Presenting, Corporate, and Platinum sponsorship.

Sponsorship include golf cart, green fees, and buffet lunch for participating golfers. Anyone interested in being a sponsor or a player in the tournament should contact the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or submit the registration form with your payment.

*Note: This tournament is limited to 30 teams; priority is ranked by sponsorship levels.

Online Registration

Registration for the 2018 Tournament is now closed.  Please check back for 2019 Tournament date and information.

Lenoir Hospital Foundation

Board of Directors

Meet the Team

An eighteen member Board of Directors governs the operations of the Foundation through quarterly meetings. Annual and quarterly audits of the Foundation’s financial records are prepared by independent accounting firms.


Foundation Director
Dirk Griffith
252-522-7262 | Email Dirk

Foundation Assistant
Jennifer Kopanski

252-522-7850Email Jennifer


Executive Committee

Gary Black, President and CEO
UNC Lenoir Health Care

Cale Grady, Director/Community Relations,

Margaret Williams, Banking Branch Manager/Asst. VP,

Development Committee Chair
Carol Sykes, Mayor
Town of Pink Hill

Committee Chairs

Brian Wiggins, Market President

Development Committee
Carol Sykes, Mayor
Town of Pink Hill

Grants/Special Requests Committee
Swannie Turner, Office Manager
Glen Raven Mill (retired)

Nominating Committee
Lucy Marston, Director of Tourism
Lenoir County

Special Representatives

Kay Turner, RN, Clinical Instructor
UNC Lenoir Health Care

Frank Schlier
UNC Lenoir Health Care Volunteer representative

Carl Younger, Treasurer
UNC Lenoir Health Care Board of Directors

Other Board Members

June Cummings, Executive Director
Lenoir/Greene United Way (retired)

Susan Herring, Director of Dietary Services
Caswell Center (retired)

Bill Johnson, Director of Public Safety
City of Kinston (retired)

Randy Kelley, President
Massey Toyota

Jim Purnell, Attorney
White & Allen, P.A.

Barbara Seaforth, Teacher

Stuart Stroud, Attorney
Wallace, Morris, Barwick, Landis & Stroud, P.A.

Paul Sugg, President
EastPoint Prosthetics & Orthotics



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