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Endowments

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. 

Endowments

Adult Critical Care Endowment – This endowment was established to meet the educational needs of the Critical Care Staff, to purchase equipment needed to provide care to critical care patients; and to assist with any operational needs in addition to the budget of the Adult Critical Care Units.

Alzheimer’s Day Center Endowment – This endowment was established to support activities and special needs of the Day Center of the Augusta Alzheimer’s Chapter.

Alzheimer's Wing Endowment (Westwood) – This endowment was established to support activities and special needs of the Alzheimer's Wing at Westwood.

Ezzat M., Aziz, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established honoring Dr. Aziz to provide a wide variety of benefits for the Special Care Nursery and its neonatal patients, some with birth weights as little as 1lb. 6 oz. Special equipment, rockers, assistance to families and/or single parents are among some of the items to be supported by this endowment.

William E. Barfield Sr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to honor Dr. Barfield's vast contributions in the field of endocrinology and women's health. The purpose of this endowment will be to support women’s health issues by furthering nursing education with scholarships and continuing education support.

Harriet White Barinowski, Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Mrs. Harriet White Barinowski by her son, Clarence T. Barinowski to support special needs of the Foundation.

Doug Barnard Jr., Endowment – This endowment was established to carry out the Mission of University Health Care Foundation. Projects are to be approved by the Executive Committee of the Foundation.

Margaret T. Beard, Ph.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by Michael R. Beard, Jonathan Beard and family to honor Margaret Beard, her accomplishments and contributions to the community. The purpose of this endowment is to financially support the Center for Community Health in the 30901 zip code area, located in the Beulah Grove Community Center.

Behavioral Health Endowment – This endowment was established to support training and development activities for staff; professional education and resource materials; furnishings or equipment for patient care and public areas; patient educational activities within the Bariatric Surgery Program and Rape Crisis Center of University Hospital. This endowment is intended to support the psychological or behavioral health aspects of the clinical services provided by these two programs.

James W. Bennett, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Bennett and will support continuing educational needs of staff who care for children and "special" needs of pediatric patients cared for within University Health Care System.

Eugene & Hazel Blakely Endowment – This endowment was established to help any patient that has been diagnosed with a stroke with any financial hardship that may arise to include but not limited to medical bills, prescription drugs, and personal bills.

H. Sherman Blalock, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Sherman Blalock’s retirement from orthopedic surgery; and will be used to support the needs of orthopedic patient at University Hospital.

Myrtle & Luther Boswell Endowment – This endowment was established to support cancer care at University Hospital.

Marilyn Bowcutt Nursing Education Endowment – This endowment was established to provide financial assistance to nurses for continuing professional education while employed at University Hospital and for general scholarship assistance to students engaged in undergraduate and graduate study in nursing in amounts of $1,000.00 or more as determined by a scholarship awards committee which will be appointed by the endowment representatives for three (3) year terms.

Talmadge A. Bowden Jr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by colleagues, friends and family, to honor Dr. Bowden’s retirement from Gastroenterology and his demonstrated commitment and dedication to his patients and will be used to provide for pastoral care needs and other special needs of University Hospital surgery clinic patients.

Donald C. Bray Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Mr. Bray’s service to the community, and will be used in support of Diabetes Care and Services at University Health Care System, specifically to provide for the continuing educational needs of departmental employees, to provide needed assistance to diabetes patients who are uninsured, underinsured, or indigent and in support of Camp Juliet for children with diabetes.

Jarrell M. Brown Endowment – This endowment was established to pay tribute to Mr. Jarrell M. Brown, and will benefit the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center at University Hospital.

Stephen W. Brown, M.D., School of Radiography Endowment – This endowment was established to provide scholarships for students at the School of Radiography at University Hospital, purchase supplies for the educational process of the School of Radiography, finance educational projects affiliated with the School of Radiography, finance continuing education for the faculty of the School of Radiography, support scientific research and education in the care and treatment of cancer, and provide for guest lecturers for educational and scientific purposes concerning radiology and radiation oncology.

Agnes Meredith Burr Endowment – This endowment was established by Edward L. Burr and Brian M. Burr to honor the memory of their mother, Mrs. Agnes M. Burr, and will provide assistance to cancer patients at University Hospital.

Camp Whispering Wind Endowment – This endowment was established to support asthma education and self management skills for children, ages 8 to 14, who require daily medication for their asthma through an overnight camp experience for children or other activities related to the purpose of the endowment.

Cardiac Cath Lab Endowment – This endowment was established to support educational needs of the staff and purchase equipment for patient care.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds for cardiac rehab patients who are in financial need for assistance while participating in the Outpatient Phase (Phase III) of the rehabilitation program.

Case Management Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with priority needs of case managers. Funds may be used for continuing education, recertification, and projects which are not a part of the annual or capital budget.

Alice V. Carter Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with nursing education and re-certification to benefit employees of University Hospital.

Community Health Outreach Endowment – This endowment was established to assist serving the primary health care needs of patients, supported community clinics and other primary health care needs as identified by the Community Health Outreach Committee of the University Health Care Foundation.

Corporate Associates Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with the priority needs of University Health Care Foundation.

Dr. & Mrs. Paul Cundey Jr. Endowment – This endowment was established to assist in prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease.

William “Ken” & Ruby Dennis Endowment – This endowment was established to assist in the delivery of health care services to individuals who would otherwise be unable to obtain the necessary health care services. Particular consideration will be given to vision, hearing, and cancer patients.

Terry Drake, R.N., Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Terry Drake, R.N. to provide for continuing education concerning infectious diseases and/or assistance for University Health System employees diagnosed with long term illness resulting from an infectious disease.

Duncan Family Endowment – This endowment was established to provide assistance to the Speech & Hearing Center at University Hospital in their treatment of childhood autistic speech pathology.

Finance Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with priority needs of University Hospital that could be as specific as a capital equipment item or as broad as support for indigent patients, with priority being given to the training and educational needs of Finance Division employees.

Edward S. Forrester Jr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by Mrs. Karel Forrester Copenhaver and her family, to support continuing education of the University Hospital Orthopedic Nursing Staff.

Founders Society Endowment – This endowment was established to support the priority needs of University Health Care Foundation.

Charles Freeman Jr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to honor Dr. Charles Freeman Jr. for 42 years of dedicated service on the University Hospital Medical Staff and will benefit orthopedic patients and services at University Hospital.

Ronald F. Galloway, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to honor Ronald F. Galloway, M.D. for 32 years of dedicated service at University Hospital in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, and will support continuing nursing education.

Edward M. Gillespie Endowment – This endowment was established to help support the ongoing priority needs of University Health Care Foundation.

Rhonda & Lloyd Graybeal Endowment – This endowment was established to support Juvenile Diabetes.

Lou B. Griffin Endowment – This endowment was established to benefit the Harry W. Jernigan, Jr. Cancer Center at University Hospital.

Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Harry T. Harper Jr., and will support the Harry T. Harper School of Cardiac & Vascular Technology providing scholarships to students interested in careers as cardiovascular technologists.

Herbert S. Harper, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by the parents of Dr. Herbert Harper’s patients, his family and friends in honor of his 35 years of dedicated pediatric practice, and will support pediatric patients and services at University Hospital.

P. Burts & Rubye Groover Hart Endowment – This endowment was established to provide scholarships for deserving nursing students, support continuing education and recertification of nurses as well as provide other educational needs of the nursing staff that is no longer provided by the hospital.

Health Information Services Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with priority needs of the Health Information Services Department at University Hospital.

Heart & Vascular Institute Endowment – This endowment was established to serve the priority needs of the Institute.

Helping Hands Endowment – This endowment was established to give hospital employees an opportunity to help each other in a very special way; specifically with such needs as food, temporary transportation, and utilities.

Vinson Henderson Endowment – This endowment was established to provide continuing education for children and adults with asthma as well as continuing education of the cardiopulmonary staff.

Alexandria E. Hill Endowment – This endowment was established to support the special needs of cancer patients.

Levi W. Hill III Family Endowment – This endowment was established by family, friends and colleagues to honor Levi W. Hill, III for his service to the community and leadership to University Health Care System and will assist University Health Care Foundation in achieving its mission. If research funds for neuro-fibromatosis are requested, an annual gift from the income of this endowment may be used to assist in this research.

Henry Douglas “Doug” Horne Jr. Endowment – This endowment was established to benefit Cardiac/Pulmonary Services at University Hospital to include special needs of patients and educational needs of staff at University Hospital.

Matthew T. Howard, M.D., and Charles K. Howard Endowment – This endowment was established by the Howard family to benefit the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Inc. and special needs of pediatric patients at University Hospital equally.

Tyronze Ingram Heart Transplant Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of University Hospital's first heart transplant patient, and will assist with the priority needs of the Heart & Vascular Institute.

Laura & Aaron Jennings Endowment – This endowment was established by the family of Laura and Aaron Jennings in their memory and will assist cancer patients at University Hospital who are indigent and not eligible for major financial support from other sources.

Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Mr. Harry W. Jernigan, Jr., the Foundation’s first president. The endowment will serve the needs of the Harry W. Jernigan Cancer Center. This endowment will provide continuing education and/or scholarship grants for tuition and related educational expenses for individuals employed with University Health Care System. Such scholarships or grants will be for assistance in obtaining Bachelor’s or Graduate level degrees at an accredited institution. Further, it is intended that the priority for receiving such grants will be for individuals engaged in clinical or other related professional areas associated in their work with the Center. The endowment may also be used to provide financial assistance to patients of the Center who meet financial assistance criteria.

John W. Kelley, M. D., Cardiovascular Endowment – This endowment was established to promote education and training of students within the Harry T. Harper School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology at University Hospital, to assist employed nurses and technologists and physician extenders employed within the Cath/Interventional Lab as well as noninvasive areas; to include support and subsidy and outside speakers, training, etc.

Adele Reeves Key Endowment – This endowment was established to provide scholarships for deserving nursing students, to support continuing education and recertification of nurses, as well as to provide other educational needs of the nursing staff that are no longer provided by the hospital.

William R. Kitchens, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to support the special needs of heart and vascular patients and support the strategic initiatives of University Health Care Systems relating to Heart and Vascular services.

Gilbert L. Klemann, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to provide medicine for the elderly and/or indigent patients of University Hospital and/or its Community Clinics.

Laboratory Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funding for the priority needs of Laboratory Services to include continuing education for the lab employees, scholarships for Medical Technology and related allied health students, research and development related to laboratory technology, marketing of laboratory services and the Friends Helping Friends program, which provides up to $250 in needed financial assistance to lab employees.

Lamar School of Nursing Alumnae Association Endowment – This endowment was established by graduates of the Lamar School of Nursing, to improve the health care available for residents of 30901 and 30906 zip codes at the clinics presently operated by University in those neighborhood clinics.

Joseph D. Lee, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to support priority needs at Kentwood not provided for in the operating or capital budget. Patient items such as special scales, wheelchairs, and beautification projects are among the suggestions from patients, family, and friends at Kentwood.

Living Gestures Endowment – This endowment was established to assist patients diagnosed with cancer or ostomy patients. These funds will provide financial assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease including patients in the care of private physicians. Further, these funds may be used for the establishment and operations of a patient advocacy program, including awareness activities and training for physicians, staff and patients.

Elizabeth and Edwin Macuch Endowment – This endowment was established to support Community Health Outreach programs.

Louis O. J. Manganiello, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Manganiello’s outstanding 44 year career in the practice of Neurosurgery, and will benefit Neurosurgery patients and services at University Hospital.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Education Endowment – This endowment was established to assist education experiences that will enhance the practice of Medical-Surgical nurses.

Lenn Bohannon Milford Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Lenn Bohannon Milford and her courageous struggle against cancer, and honors the staff of the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center. This endowment will provide funds for continuing oncology education for staff members at University Hospital.

Antonio “Tony” Molini Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Tony Molini, a respected nuclear medicine technologist at University Hospital, and will provide scholarship funds for senior nuclear medicine technology students to attend nuclear medicine or nuclear cardiology seminars and conferences.

Beatrice Hardy Morgan Endowment – This endowment was established to support continuing education needs for University Hospital staff employed in fields or assigned to departments where no other source of continuing education funds are available.

Morrison Health Care Dietetics Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds in support of University Hospital’s nationally recognized Dietetic Intern Program.

Mothner Family Endowment – This endowment was established to assist with the purchase of capital equipment for the Heart & Vascular Institute.

Jeanie Mulherin Endowment – This endowment was established by the employees of Macy's in memory of Jeannie Mulherin, a Macy's associate who died of breast cancer in 1998, and will aid Macy's employees, to include RLG associates, with medical/surgical needs and grow continued education of breast cancer prevention.

Nephrology Endowment – This endowment was established by Dr. Mark Smith, to assist with education courses, seminars, certification exams, equipment and or environmental improvements to enhance Nephrology patients care and staff, speaker honorariums and reference materials.

Neurological-Neurosurgery Center of Excellence Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds for the furnishing of patient rooms and lobby areas of the new Neurological-Neurosurgery Center of Excellence at University Hospital. In addition, funds will be used to provide education in the community and educational seminars benefiting physicians, nurses and support staff.

Bryce H. Newman Endowment – This endowment was established to support the specials needs of the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center.

Pomeroy Nichols Jr., M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Pomeroy Nichols to honor his 40-year career in Neurological Surgery at University Hospital and will be used to support Neurological Services at University Hospital.

Oncology Nursing Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds for educational experiences that will enhance the practice of oncology nursing at University Hospital.

Osbon Family Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds that will support health education and wellness programs for children.

Pastoral Care Educational Endowment – This endowment was established to provide educational opportunities for the Pastoral Care staff at University Hospital.

Art Patchin Jr. & Will Weston IV Endowment – This endowment was established in loving memory of Art Patchin Jr., and will support the special needs of patients such as transportation or payment of health insurance premiums for an individual who has lost their job due to a serious illness.

Gail Heath Perry Endowment – This endowment was established to provide wigs, breast prosthetics, and other breast cancer related accessories to breast cancer patients who have limited financial resources.

Herman Peskin, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by his family in honor of Dr. Herman Peskin, a loving husband, father and physician at University Hospital for 37 years in Internal Medicine. This endowment will be used to help patients at University Hospital and its clinics to purchase medicine.

Pharmacy Endowment – This endowment was established to provide support for pharmacy department capital, ACPE conference attendance expenses for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians while employed at University Hospital, Georgia state pharmacy board registration for technicians not otherwise provided for in the operating or capital budgets, and for scholarships for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians pursuing basic and advanced pharmacy education as determined by a scholarship awards committee.

Phi Rho Sigma Lectureship Series Endowment – This endowment was established to support visiting lecturers in continuing medical education. Members of the medical community are invited to these medical seminars.

Physician’s Indigent Care Endowment – This endowment was established by Dr. Gregory Oetting and other physicians to allow members of the University Hospital Medical Staff to assist their patients. This endowment also provides assistance to indigent elementary teachers in Richmond County in memory of Leonia Flisch.

Juliet Powell Memorial Endowment – This endowment was established to enhance Diabetes Services at University Hospital and to assist in funding the Diabetes Educational Expo, the annual camp for diabetic children in addition to funding special education programs. This endowment will provide assistance to diabetes patients who meet the financial criteria in obtaining their diabetic supplies and medicines and will provide diabetes education for individual patients and/or to the community.

Rehabilitation Services Endowment – This endowment was established to support priority projects of the Rehabilitation Services Department. Funds will also be used to provide continuing education for staff, equipment and programs not covered in the annual operating or capital budget.

Respiratory Care Endowment – This endowment was established to support education fees and conference expenses in keeping with the mission of the department and University Hospital.

Jean W. Rogers Cancer Endowment – This endowment was established in loving memory of Jean Rogers and will support the needs of cancer patients.

Elizabeth Taylor Roper Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Elizabeth Taylor Roper, with a gift to University Health Care Foundation and the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center, and will provide support for the mobile mammography van and other needs for cancer patients in the Jernigan Cancer Center and the Women's Breast Health Center at University Hospital.

Yvonne Scott Family Endowment – This endowment was established to provide assistance to the W. G. Watson Women’s Center by supporting education, recertification and capital needs that are not provided for in the operating or capital budget.

Ramanbhai B. Shah Endowment – This endowment was established by Dr. Bimal R. Shah, in memory of his father, and will provide medicine for the elderly and/or indigent patients of University Hospital and its Community Clinics.

Shelnut Family Endowment – This endowment was established to support Diabetes Services at University Hospital.

Sam Silverstein Memorial Endowment – This endowment was established to provide continuing education for the oncology staff of the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Cancer Center.

Elaine Clark Smith Heart & Vascular Endowment – This endowment was established to provide for special needs of Heart & Vascular Institute patients, support programs that bring awareness to women’s heart health, and to provide for continuing education and certification needs of Heart & Vascular Institute employees.

Southeastern Familial Polyposis Registry Endowment – This endowment was established by Vendie Hooks III, M.D., and will be used to provide education about familial adenomatous polyposis for physicians, medical personnel, patients, and their families.

Speech and Hearing Endowment – This endowment was established to provide funds for continuing education for the staff and for equipment and programs not covered in the annual operating or capital budgets.

Bob and Dottie Stagg Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Louie Griffin, and will be used to promote wellness through education as well as high technology in the field of surgical services.

Daniel B. Sullivan, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by colleagues, friends, and family on the occasion of his retirement and in honor of his 36 years of medical practice of oncology surgery; these funds may be used to assist patients seen at University Hospital for cancer who need financial assistance in diagnosis and treatment of the disease including patients in the care of private physicians. Further, these funds may be used to provide direct financial assistance to students in need of financial aide and who are engaged in a field of study that will enhance the clinical practice of oncology. Assistance to patients in need must be approved by their attending physician. Assistance to students must be approved by the office of Financial Aide at the educational institution involved. The student must be deemed to be of good character and in sound academic standing at the institution.

Surgical Services Endowment – This endowment was established to provide additional funds for continuing education for the staff of Surgical Services at University Hospital.

J. Beryl Tanenbaum, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Levy in honor of J. Beryl Tanenbaum, M.D. for over 25 years of service to Pediatrics at University Hospital, and will be used to support continuing educational needs of staff who care for children and “special” needs of pediatric patients and pediatric nurses who work within the University Health Care System. This endowment can also be used for continuing education of physical & occupational therapists who are attending a pediatric seminar.

Henry London Taylor Jr. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Endowment – This endowment was established in memory of Henry London Taylor Jr., and supports pulmonary rehabilitation patients based on need and continuing education programs for staff and volunteers.

Peggy E. Taylor Memorial Endowment – This endowment was established by the employees of University Home Health Services to provide true emergency provisions and/or assistance for Home Health and Private Duty patients after all other resources and efforts have been exhausted or proved futile. In addition, this endowment will provide funds for work related educational opportunities for University Home Health or University Private Duty Nursing Staff.

University Hospital Pediatric Education Endowment – This endowment was established to support the well being of children.

University Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Endowment – This endowment was established to provide nursing scholarships for continuing education for University Hospital staff nurses and for individuals seeking a career opportunity in nursing at University Hospital.

Herbert S. Upton Family Endowment – This endowment was established by Fran and Herbert Upton, to provide for priority health needs of patients at University Hospital.

Volunteer Board of University Health Care System Endowment – This endowment was established to fund the Community Education Fund of the Heart & Vascular Institute. It provides resources for heart education, equipment, and assistance with unfunded needs of heart patients.

Hilton F. Wall, M.D., Endowment – This endowment was established to benefit indigent patients of University Hospital and/or it’s Community Clinics who have neurological disorders.

W. G. "Curly" Watson, M.D., Education Endowment – This endowment was established to support nursing continuing education for the Maternal and Child Division, community-focused education programs for women, O.B. lectureships, and related programs.

Well Baby Nursery First Fotoä Endowment – This endowment was established by the nursing staff of the Well Baby Nursery, to assist with unfunded special patient and staff needs.

Westwood Endowment – his endowment was established to provide for priority needs of Westwood to include continuing education of Westwood staff, patient items such as special scales, wheelchairs, and beautification projects. Use of this endowment’s income is limited to expenses not provided in the operating or capital budgets.

Susie M. Willett Endowment – This endowment was established to provide continuing educational programs for emergency and critical care personnel to improve knowledge and skills.

Women’s Breast Health Center Endowment – This endowment was established to support the needs of the Women’s Breast Health Center at University Hospital.

Women’s Center Endowment – This endowment was established to support needs of the W.G. Watson, M.D. Women’s Center.

Gladys Wright Endowment – This endowment was established to provide research assistance to the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Inc.

Wyatt Family Endowment – This endowment was established in honor of Brenda G. Wyatt, to be used for equipment and other needs of the Brenda G. Wyatt Well Baby Nursery.

George Lionel Zumbro Sr. Memorial Endowment – This endowment was established by G. Lionel Zumbro Jr., M.D., to support the priority needs of the Heart & Vascular Institute.

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