University Health Care Foundation Endowments
From a charitable standpoint, endowment funds assure long-term financial stability. Through endowments, assets are irrevocably set aside for the future of services and programs provided by and through University Health Care System. The Foundation has more than 100 endowments created to benefit causes ranging from community health outreach to diabetes family support. To learn more about establishing an endowment or contributing to one of the endowments listed here, please contact the Foundation by E-mail or call 706/667-0030.
How to Create an Endowment
When you create an endowment, you are creating a legacy that lives forever. An endowment creates a gift in perpetuity that remembers a loved one, you and your family forever. The initial gift, a minimum of $10,000 will never be touched, and since it is invested, it will grow each year. Only interest income from the endowment will be used for the purpose that you designate. You may wish to support a special service at University Hospital or a community health outreach project. A Foundation officer will work with you to set up the endowment fund as you desire.
The Women's Breast Health Center Endowment
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford S. Foster created this endowment to support the needs of the University Breast Health Center at University Hospital.
The Terry Drake, R.N., Endowment
Employees at University Hospital established an endowment as a lasting memorial to their fellow employee, Terry Drake, R.N. Income from the endowment provides for continuing education concerning infectious diseases and/or assistance for University employees diagnosed with long-term illnesses resulting from an infectious disease.
The Hilton F. Wall, M.D., Endowment
Friends and colleagues created this endowment in honor of Dr. Wall's years of service to his patients in the practice of internal medicine. Income from the endowment benefits indigent patients with neurological disorders.
The Antonio "Tony" Molini Endowment
This endowment was established in memory of Tony Molini, a respected nuclear medicine technologist at University Hospital. Proceeds from this endowment will provide scholarship funds for senior nuclear medicine technology students to attend nuclear medicine or nuclear cardiology seminars and conferences.
The Mary Anne and Robert Jones Endowment
When life care residents in the Colonnade and Pavilion at Brandon Wilde suffer unforeseen financial reversals, they may receive assistance from this endowment.
The Herbert S. Upton Family Endowment
Herb and Fran Upton established the Herbert S. Upton Family Endowment to benefit priority health needs of patients at University Hospital.
H. Sherman Blalock, M.D., Endowment
Colleagues, friends and family members of H. Sherman Blalock, M.D., established an endowment to honor him for 30 years of service as an orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospital. Income from the endowment will be used to support the Crippled Children's Clinic at University Hospital, as well as other orthopaedic patient needs.
Talmadge A. Bowden Jr., M.D., Endowment
Family, friends and colleagues created this endowment in honor of Dr. Bowden's retirement from medical practice and his demonstrated commitment and dedication to his patients. Interest income from this endowment will be used to provide for pastoral care needs and other special needs of University Hospital surgery clinic patients.
Elizabeth Roper Endowment
This endowment was established to fund priority needs of cancer patients as well as preventive cancer efforts at University Hospital.
Well Baby Nursery First Foto Endowment
The third floor nursing staff established this endowment from proceeds of the First Foto photographs of newborns. Income from the endowment will assist with unfunded special patient and staff needs.
Harriet White Barinowski Endowment
Clarence and Sylvia Barinowski established this endowment to benefit priority needs of the Foundation and University Hospital.
Gladys Wright Endowment
Income from this endowment will help provide research assistance through the Alzheimer's Association, Augusta Chapter, and will assist Alzheimer's Day Center patients in home respite care.
Matthew T. Howard, M.D., Endowment
For 26 years, Dr. Howard practiced pediatrics in Augusta until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His family felt it was appropriate to honor him for his accomplishments as a father, friend and physician by establishing an endowment to benefit the Augusta area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the special needs of the Pediatrics Department at University Hospital.
Jeanie Mulherin Endowment
To honor Jeanie Mulherin after her death from breast cancer in 1998, friends and family established the Jeanie Mulherin Endowment. Born and reared in Augusta, Jeanie was a senior sales manager at Rich's at the time of her death, having worked there since the store opened in 1978. Susanne Wood, former general manager of Rich's, along with Jeanie's father, Brian Mulherin, and wife Nita, created this endowment to fund breast cancer awareness education in our community. Proceeds from Jeanie's endowment benefit annual breast cancer projects each October.
Camp Whispering Wind Endowment for Children with Asthma
BI-LO has made a commitment to the community and our children. When the decision was made to establish the first overnight camp for children with asthma, BI-LO had already made a commitment to raise money during the Tree of Love Campaign to help sponsor children's programs. Because of BI-LO's generosity and ongoing Tree of Love support, children who take daily medication for asthma will have the opportunity to attend camp and learn about medication, breathing exercises and how to prevent asthma episodes.
Frank and Sara Dennis Endowment
When the Foundation was conceived in 1978, Frank S. Dennis Jr. joined with Harry W. Jernigan Jr. and others in helping to promote the philanthropic arm of University Hospital. As evidence of his commitment at that time, Mr. Dennis joined others in making a leadership gift to the Foundation and becoming one of the original members of the Founders Remembrance Society. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis reaffirmed their belief in the Foundation by creating an endowment that will benefit both University Health Care Foundation and the Brandon Wilde Resident Life Care Support Enhancement.
Jean W. Rogers Endowment
Joseph (Joe) Rogers honored the memory of his beloved wife by creating the Jean W. Rogers Endowment. Proceeds from the endowment support needs of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment. In establishing this endowment, Joe is pays tribute to Jean while providing a means to help cancer patients facing the same physical and emotional obstacles his wife dealt with during her illness.
Margaret T. Beard, Ph.D., Endowment
The family and friends of Augusta native Margaret T. Beard, Ph.D., honored her contributions to nursing by establishing an endowment in her honor to benefit the Center for Community Health at 1448 Linden St.
Vinson Henderson Endowment
The late Vinson Henderson expressed appreciation for the care he received from his physician, William M. Kittle, M.D., by leaving part of his estate to University Hospital. The $225,000 gift honors Dr. Kittle, a pulmonary medicine specialist, who treated Mr. Henderson for emphysema. Mr. Henderson's gift is being used to create an endowment to provide education for asthmatic children and adults as well as continuing education of the cardiopulmonary staff. In recognition of his generous planned gift, University's new cardiopulmonary rehabilitation exercise facility was named Henderson Hall.
Ramanbhai B. Shah Endowment
Dr. and Mrs. Bimal R. Shah established the Ramanbhai B. Shah Endowment to honor the memory of Dr. Shah's father. In establishing the endowment, Dr. Shah, a cardiologist and member of the University Hospital Medical Staff, requested that proceeds from the fund be used to help provide medicine for elderly and indigent patients of University Hospital and its clinics.
Gilbert L. Klemann, M.D., Endowment
Gilbert L. Klemann, M.D., who practiced internal medicine for more than 50 years, established an endowment that will be used to provide medicine for elderly and/or indigent patients of University Hospital and its clinics.
Endowments established prior to 1999
Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center Endowments
Myrtle and Luther Boswell
Doug and Nopi Barnard
Jarrell M. Brown
Agnes Meredith Burr
Lou B. Griffin
Laura and Aaron Jennings
Harry W. Jernigan Jr.
Lenn Bohannon Milford
Bryce H. Newman
Southeastern Familial Polyposis
Nursing Education Endowments
Alice V. Carter
Edward S. Forrester, M.D. (Orthopedics)
P. Burts and Rubye Groover Hart
Adele Reeves Key
Medical Surgical Nursing
Nursing Alumnae Association
Oncology Nursing Education
Juliet Powell Memorial (Diabetes)
Bob and Dottie Stagg (Surgical Services and Operating Room)
W. G. "Curly" Watson, M.D. (Women's Center)
University Hospital Departmental Endowments
Adult Critical Care
Health Information Services
Special Care Nursery (Neonatal ICU)
School of Radiography (Scholarships)
Yvonne Scott (Women's Center)
Speech and Hearing Center
University Hospital Retiree Alumni Association
Physician Advisory Board Endowments
William E. Barfield Sr., M.D. (Women and Endocrinology)
James W. Bennett, M.D. (Pediatrics and Term Nursery)
Stephen W. Brown, M.D. (Radiology)
Charles Freeman Jr., M.D. (Orthopaedics)
Ronald Frost Galloway, M.D. (Nursing education)
Herbert S. Harper, M.D. (Pediatrics)
Health Sciences Library
Louis O. J. Manganiello, M.D. (Neurosurgery)
Neurological-Neurosurgery Center of Excellence
Pomeroy Nichols Jr., M.D. (Neurosurgery)
Art Patchin Jr. (Patients' special needs)
Herman Peskin, M.D.
Phi Rho Sigma (Medical education)
Physician's Indigent Care
Daniel B. Sullivan, M.D. (Guy T. Bernard Cancer Clinic)
J. Beryl Tanenbaum, M.D. (Pediatrics and Term Nursery)
Georgia Heart Institute Endowments
Cardiac Cath Lab
Georgia Heart Institute
Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D. (School of Cardiovascular Technology)
Leopold Mothner Family (Scholarships)
Volunteer Board of University Health
Susie M. Willett (Emergency and Critical Care)
G. Lionel Zumbro Sr.
University Health Priority Needs Endowments
Edward M. Gillespie
Jeffrey and Bonnie Ruben Gorelick
University Affiliate Endowments
Caring and Sharing with United Hands (University Home Health)
Case Management (University Health Link)
Joseph D. Lee, M.D. (Kentwood)
Morrison Health Care (Intern education)
Resource Center on Aging
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
Community Health Outreach Endowments
Alzheimer's Day Center
Alzheimer's Wing Westwood
Donald C. Bray Medical Center
Community Health Outreach
William "Ken" and Ruby Dennis
Lamar School of Nursing Alumnae
Elizabeth and Edwin Macuch (ACE)
Osbon Family (ACE)
Shelnut Family Endowment (Diabetes support)
Henry London Taylor Pulmonary Rehab (Asthma support)
Women's Center Endowment