Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation

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The Foundation

We are committed to increasing our community’s awareness of the quality of healthcare provided by Piedmont Athens Regional, providing opportunities for the community to invest in their healthcare, and providing meaningful volunteer opportunities. Donate Online.

• Chair – Tom Landrum, emeritus Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, UGA
• Vice Chair – Carl Nichols, Nichols Land & Investment Company
• Past Chair – Bobby Heath, Retired, First American Bank
• Brad Akins, Akins Ford of Winder
• Phil Bettendorf, Synovus Bank
• Tiffany Burrows, Piedmont Athens Regional Home Health
• Tony Ferguson, Georgia Power
• Kathy Hoard, Retired, UGA
• Rob Hoyt, UGA Terry College of Business
• Sid Kirschner, Piedmont Healthcare Foundation
• Tammy Lindsay, Lindsay Transfer & Storage
• Gloria Pylant, Piedmont Athens Regional Auxiliary
• Dr. Jonathan Murrow, Piedmont Heart
• Rick Parker, Athens Housing Authority
• Carl Parks, Retired, Attorney & Insurance
• Michael Burnett, Piedmont Athens Regional CEO
• Dr. James Pippim, Piedmont Athens Regional, Graduate Medical Education
• Len Sapera, Retired, Athens First Bank & Trust
• Jenny Terrell, First American Bank
• Dr. Catherine Marti, Piedmont Heart-Athens
Tammy Gilland
Executive Director of Philanthropy
706-475-7025
Tammy.Gilland@piedmont.org

Steven L. Dasher
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
706-475-3428
Steven.Dasher@piedmont.org

Chrissy Jenkins
Sustained Giving & e-Philanthropy Coordinator
706-475-3301
Chrissy.Jenkins@piedmont.org

Sierra Hammock
Donor Relations Liaison
706-475-7492
Sierra.Hammock@piedmont.org

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center is a 360-bed non-profit hospital and regional referral center serving 17 counties in Athens and northeast Georgia. We offer a Level 2 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, urgent care centers, and an extensive network of respected physicians, surgeons and specialists.

History

On February 20, 1919, Drs. Goss, Holliday, Hunnicutt and Reynolds met to discuss the need for a community hospital in Athens-Clarke County. After securing the necessary funding in 1921, a 100-bed facility was opened, featuring three medical floors, two operating rooms, a delivery room and a 24-member medical staff. Over the past 100 years, Piedmont Athens Regional has grown to serve 17 counties in northeast Georgia and provides jobs for more than 3,300 employees. What started as a small local hospital has changed, but our original mission to serve our community and make a positive difference has stayed the same.

Piedmont Foundations

Piedmont Healthcare is a federally certified 501(c)3 nonprofit community hospital system. As a nonprofit, gifts are a vital part of supporting our mission, and directly benefit the health and wellness of patients in our community. Along with Athens, Piedmont has foundations in Atlanta and Columbus.

Centennial Campaign

In our centennial year, our Board of Directors have identified several program areas as Centennial Priorities. These areas serve our community with superior clinical services and unique patient support programs.

Key Programs

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center’s $171 million renovation and expansion project kicked off in October 2018, and is expected to be completed by DPR Construction in 2022. It will include the renovation of approximately 262,436 square feet of existing space and the replacement of approximately 228,691 square feet of space. The new tower will improve wayfinding for our visitors and will include inpatient and outpatient departments designed to enhance the patient experience.
Space Naming Rights Commitments
Large Courtyard $625,000
Garden #1 $125,000 Charles & Cathy Peck Garden
Garden #2 $125,000
Garden #3 $125,000
Pavers & Walkways $250,000 Employee & Community Brick Campaign
Small Courtyard $250,000
Chapel $250,000
Café $100,000 Athens Radiology Associates
Community Resource Room $150,000
Main Lobby $500,000
Wellness Porch $100,000
Visitor Lounge Areas $25,000
Patient Rooms $10,000 The Fred and Sharon Loef Family, Carole and Sidney Kirschner, Greer and Ken Wells, Steve and Tami Jackson
Plaza on Talmadge Avenue $100,000 Julie & Michael Jenkins
Garden Pods $25,000
Garden Pod #1 $5,000 Erin & Scott Beaver
Garden Pod #2 $5,000 Georgia Power
Garden Pod #3 $5,000
Garden Pod #4 $5,000
Garden Pod #5 $5,000 Doris Adams Ramsey
Piedmont Athens Regional’s Cancer Care services includes the Breast Health Center, Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, and the Beautiful You Boutique. The areas that funding will be directed to include Gifts and donations will be used for a medication assistance fund, Lymphedema Therapy Program, Cancer Survivorship Planning, and a Healing Garden Meditation Wall.
Piedmont Athens Regional provides family-centered care throughout all stages of life—Labor and Delivery, Midwifery, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Gifts and donations will be used for our Pediatric Unit renovation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Mother-Baby Unit.
The Magill-Miller Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at Piedmont Heart Institute—Athens is committed to helping people at all stages of heart failure feel better, live longer and stay out of the hospital. Gifts and donations will be used for patient education, staff and specialized training, and clinic updates and renovations.
With 45 Internal Medicine residents and 10 residents in the Transitional Year program, Piedmont Athens Regional’s Graduate Medical Education Program residents complete hands-on training in the hospital, as well as in the Piedmont Athens Regional Community Care Clinic. Gifts and donations will be used for teaching technology, research grants and awards, resident scholarships, faculty and resident continuing education, graduation and end of year inpatient and ambulatory awards, and Community Care Clinic assistance fund.

Events

The 1919’s Mint Jubilee A Derby Day Event

We have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Mint Jubilee. We are very disappointed but with the uncertainty around COVID-19, we believe it is the safest and best decision for all. We will continue planning to host Mint Jubilee in 2021!

The Dogwood Classic Golf Tournament

Date: October 23rd, 2020
Location: UGA Golf Course
Address: 2600 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30605
Benefits: The Community Care Clinic and the Magill-Miller Advanced Heart Failure Clinic
Price: Link coming soon!

News / Updates

Ways to Give

This is the easiest way to make a gift. Bring the cash to our office, mail a check payable to Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation, or make an online gift. Donate.
Please contact the Foundation to discuss this option.
You can direct IRA distributions to Piedmont Athens Regional and avoid income taxes on the distribution. This giving opportunity has recently been made a permanent part of the tax code and there are limitations, so please contact the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation prior to directing a distribution to us.
Consider a gift to Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation as part of your estate planning. Sample Bequest Language.
A life insurance policy (particularly a paid up one) that has outlasted its original purpose is a wonderful gift. Piedmont Athens Regional needs to be the owner and beneficiary for you to get a deduction for the gift but naming us as the beneficiary is still a great option if you chose not to make us the owner and beneficiary.
Making the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation the remainder beneficiary of your retirement plan(s) (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) pension or other tax-deferred plan) is a very tax-wise method to benefit the hospital.
You transfer assets (typically cash, stocks or bonds) to a Community Foundation or similar organization that issues Charitable Gift Annuities. The annuity will pay a fixed amount for the rest of your life and possibly another and the remaining balance will go to the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation after the last income beneficiary(ies) pass away. You will get a charitable income tax deduction for the remainder interest of the annuity when the annuity is established as well as avoiding or deferring taxes on capital gains on the assets after they are sold.
You establish a charitable trust and then transfer assets (typically cash, stocks or bonds) to the trust. The trust will then pay a variable amount (CRUT) or a fixed amount (CRAT) for the rest of your life and possibly another and the remaining balance will go to the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation after the trust terminates (usually after the income beneficiary(ies) pass away). You will get a charitable income tax deduction for the remainder interest of the trust when the trust is funded as well as avoiding taxes on any capital gains on the assets.
The Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation has comprehensive and individual event sponsorship packages that will recognize your company while benefiting our community’s healthcare.

For more information or questions, contact Steven Dasher, Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, at 706-475-3428 or Steven.Dasher@piedmont.org.

Donor Recognition

Donors leave their mark on the community by helping provide better care, new facilities, and expanded programs. Our Donor Recognition programs are designed to acknowledge the generosity and impact of gifts to Piedmont Athens Regional. Donor recognition exists on many levels, and there is a wide range of Piedmont Athens Regional Giving Clubs where donors can leave their mark.

The Founder's Society

Membership in the Founder’s Society is based on the donor’s cumulative lifetime giving to Piedmont Athens Regional. This society recognizes those generous donors who assist Piedmont Athens Regional in fulfilling its mission of providing the highest level of medical care. There are five levels within the Founder’s Society:
•$1 million +
•$750,000-$999,999
•$500,000-$749,999
•$250,000-$499,999
•$100,000-$249,999

The Corporate Honor Roll

Recognizes the Foundation’s corporate partners who have given cumulative donations of $25,000 or more.

The Heritage Circle

Recognizes and honors generous supporters who have made provisions in their estate plans to benefit Piedmont Athens Regional.

The Cornerstone Society

Recognizes donors who have given or committed a gift of at least $10,000 to benefit Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation.

View the complete 2019 Cornerstone Society list.

The Pillar Society

The Pillar Society is the foundation of the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation. It honors individuals/businesses who contribute $100 or more annually.

View the complete 2020 Pillar Society list.

GIFT

Getting Involved for Tomorrow is Piedmont Athens Regional’s employee giving program. Over 60% of Piedmont Athens Regional employees support the Foundation through donations made through payroll deduction.

View the complete GIFT donor list.

The JW Fanning Humanitarian Award

Recognizes a community member for their commitment and service to Piedmont Athens Regional and the community in which he/she lives.
– 2019 Honoree: Carolann Eisenhart, MD
J.W. Fanning Application

The Shelby J. Lacy Award

Recognizes a Piedmont Athens Regional employee who has made unselfish and significant contributions of time and talent to the community in which he/she lives.
– 2019 Honoree: Linda Brooks
Shelby Lacy Application

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact our main office at the number and email below or call a member of our team.

Phone: 706-475-3301
Email: athensfoundation@piedmont.org
Address: 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, Ga 30606