Foundation Special Events


Please do NOT join us for the 29th Annual Patchin Weston Dennis Celebration!

For 202 years, University Hospital has been at the forefront of healthcare in our community, improving the health of those we serve. The Patchin Weston Dennis Celebration raises funds to help thousands of University Hospital patients in need of financial assistance, and we cannot help our patients without your support. However, this year, in light of public health concerns surrounding Covid-19, we are UN-INVITING you to the Patchin Weston Dennis Celebration! However, our patients still need your support.

So, we ask that you stay home on Sunday, May 3 (when we were planning to host the event). Put your pjs on, enjoy your family and stay healthy.

BUT – please buy your tickets*/make a gift to the Patchin Weston Endowment.  Click HERE to make a gift to the Patchin Weston Endowment.

We look forward to celebrating with you in person next year, and thank you for your continued support during this interruption of our normal celebration.

The Patchin Weston Dennis Celebration is held annually in memory of Art Patchin Jr., Will Weston IV and Frank Dennis III and supports the Patchin Weston Endowment established by Dr. Michael Shlaer. This endowment assists patients who experience financial hardship while undergoing medical care. In 2019, University Health Care Foundation provided $382,072 in patient financial assistance so patients could focus on healing.

*Each ticket purchased is entry into a raffle for two PGA Tour Championship badges, Aug. 27-30 in Atlanta.

35th Annual Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament: Please note new date!

Monday, Sept. 14

University Health Care Foundation’s first president, Harry W. Jernigan Jr., had two passions: University Hospital and golf. For 34 years, the Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament has raised funds to support financial assistance to patients, employee continuing education, and capital improvements to University Hospital. This year, tournament proceeds are designated toward the construction of a new Hybrid Cath Lab in the Knox-Dennis Heart & Vascular Institute at University Hospital (HVI).

Please join us Monday, Sept. 14 for our 35th Annual Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament at Woodside Plantation in Aiken, SC. Your support helps University Hospital fulfill its mission: To improve the lives of those we serve.

Tournament Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 14

35th Annual Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament
Woodside Plantation, Aiken, SC

9:30                        Registration opens/Practice tee opens

11:15                     Lunch available on golf cars

11:45                     Announcements

Noon                     Shotgun Start

End of Play          Cocktails, dinner, awards & raffle in the Clubhouse

Please contact the Foundation office ( or 706-667-0030) for sponsor and team information or click here.  If you would like to make an online gift to the Harry W. Jernigan endowment, please click here.


Miracle Mile Walk: The Miracle Mile Walk supports University Hospital's Randy W. Cooper, M.D., Center for Breast Health Services and the Women's Wellness on Wheels mobile unit, which provide life-saving screenings to women in our community who otherwise might not have access to or means to afford these screenings. No woman is ever turned away from the mobile unit! Even if you can’t walk with us, you can support us every step of the way!

The Walk is held every third Saturday in October. Join us on Oct. 17!

For more information, visit our website


1818 Society: Individuals who contribute $500 or more per year receive membership in University Health Care Foundation’s annual sustained giving program – the 1818 Society. Similarly, corporate gifts of $1,000 or more per year qualify the organization/business for such recognition. 1818 Society members are recognized annually at a donor celebration event named for the year of University Hospital’s founding in 1818.