The Greenville Health System has raised $91 million in a record-setting “Campaign for the Second Century: Transforming Health Care” philanthropy project.
“Community support, vision and hard work started GHS in 1912, and it’s that same support, vision and hard work that have grown us into what we are today,” said Jerry Dempsey, campaign chairman and former chairman of the GHS Board of Trustees, who commented on the fundraising success in a media announcement.
“In the last century, Greenville citizens showed that they had the vision to transform a city. That same creativity, compassion and capability is taking GHS to a new level of service and accomplishment for the communities we serve, both in Greenville and beyond,” Dempsey said.
The campaign’s success was due in large part to Dempsey’s support, said George Maynard, III, GHS’ vice president of institutional advancement. “He has focused on details and participated generously with his own leadership gift — quite simply, he has been the best volunteer leader in my career.”
The campaign, which had a goal of $80 million, raised money with community support to fund a variety of programs, including the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy and the McCrary Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit. Other program beneficiaries are the Rare Tumor Center, the Medical Experience Academy, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (AML) Clinic, the Children’s Hospital Seed Fund for Advanced Pediatrics Care and the Ferlauto Center for Complex Pediatric Care. Top medical students applying to the USC School of Medicine Greenville also can receive scholarship support through the campaign’s fundraising.