$10 million gift from Michael Jordan funds two clinics in his N.C. hometown

COVID-19 vaccine at Novant Health

Help us improve access to lifesaving healthcare in the fight against the coronavirus

A thank you from Ann Caulkins for supporting our healthcare heroes

Breast Health Awareness Month

Together, during Breast Health Awareness Month, we remember the fighters, celebrate the survivors and give thanks to all of our community supporters. One in eight women will be affected by breast cancer within their lifetime. Early detection can save lives. Join us in supporting long, healthy lives by giving the gift of a mammogram today. Get a mammogram. Give a mammogram.

‘I want the cancer gone’

October 21, 2021

Ashlee Payne Jenkins was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 45. She’s always been a go-getter, and she approached cancer the same way: “Let’s get this done.”

‘Be of service’

October 21, 2021

Mary Earp is a breast cancer survivor and lifelong resident of Brunswick County. She beat cancer in 2008 and has made it her mission to be an advocate for breast cancer patients and breast healthcare ever since.

New research offers more reasons why mammography screenings are essential for breast health

October 18, 2021

For more than a year now, Americans have put regular healthcare needs on hold.

‘Knowledge is power’

October 11, 2021

Armanda O’Leary and her family know firsthand what it means to persevere through the highs and lows of personal health. They have experienced breast cancer, severe COVID-19 complications and devastating job loss. Now, they’re using their story of resilience to support essential breast healthcare for women in need through the Novant Health Foundation mammography fund.

Journey to a ‘Crazy Perfect Life.’

October 11, 2021

She was 42 years old at the time of her diagnosis — a successful financial adviser and a married mother of two girls, ages 11 and 14. She had the life she thought she wanted. Then, she found a lump and was thrust into a battle with stage 2 breast cancer.

An advocate for her community

October 11, 2021

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events.

23rd annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic [Canceled]

October 11, 2021

The 23rd annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic benefiting the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House has been canceled

‘A mammogram is the gift of life’

September 28, 2021

Karen Morning Roseboro, chief officer for choice and magnet schools for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, is celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, and her journey began with her first-ever mammogram at the age of 40.

National Breast Cancer Foundation grant

September 8, 2021

Novant Health Cancer Prevention, Education and Early Detection team receives $10k grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation for breast health services.

‘I went in for that mammogram, and I knew right away that something was up.’

June 3, 2021

Eight years ago, Susan Pfefferkorn went in for a routine mammogram at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Susan was no stranger to breast cancer. She’d lost a college friend to the disease back in the 1980s, and her mother had been diagnosed post-menopause. As a result, Susan had always been proactive.

‘It always happened to someone else’

May 1, 2021

The first time Tammy Coulter was diagnosed with cancer, she had no signs or symptoms. A routine mammogram had turned up stage 0 ductal carcinoma — a cancer she couldn’t see or touch.

Riding Against Cancer 2021

March 26, 2021

The group Riders Against Cancer leads a year-round effort to raise money to provide mammograms to women regardless of their ability to afford one.

Stories of remarkable care

At Novant Health Foundation, we're on a mission to engage and connect donors to Novant Health programs and initiatives that save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve. Read our stories below to learn more about how remarkable care is transforming Novant Health communities, and please don't hesitate to reach out and share your story.

You saved my life

Joseph Stringfellow, MD, joins families and gives back.

Called to serve

Amy Maher has found passion in the potential to help more donors make an impact in her new role.

Emely keeps on dancing

Emely Varela Salvador is an energetic, little girl of five-and-a-half years old.

Charging ahead for kids

When L. Eugene Daugherty, MD, came to Novant Health Hemby Children Hospital in 2017, peers and acquaintances would ask him where he worked. When he told them, he was surprised to learn many hadn’t heard of the hospital.

One child at a time

The Kiwanis Club of Mecklenburg is built around a simple motto: improving the world one child at a time.

A place for every mom

Breastfeeding is hard for many moms, but a local program is here to help.

Meet Reagan Slutsky

Reagan Slutsky, who, at the age of 7, is already an entrepreneur, a creative and a philanthropist.

Calling of a lifetime

When Fran Salone-Pelletier and her husband Jean Pelletier moved to Shallotte, North Carolina in 1987, they thought they were going to enjoy the quiet life.

The power of legacy – plan today to make a future impact

Sharon Harrington discusses the profound impact of planned giving

‘She Was a Giver.’

The day before Ale Skinkle died, she paid a visit to the infusion center at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Making healthcare the best it can be

Recently, there was a mother at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Achieving change

Brian Canavan brings passion, community focus to philanthropy

Power of philanthropy

Novant Health Foundation's philanthropic efforts inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Through the generous support of individuals, families, companies and grant-making institutions, we aid Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

Connect with us to learn more, or donate now to help save lives, leave a legacy and make a difference.


invested in our communities in 2020


765 locations,


15 medical centers
across the Novant Health footprint

News & events

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Resilience, Recovery, Rebuild: Reimagining Charlotte’s Economy Amid COVID-19

October 12, 2021

On Mon., Oct. 11, we had a lively and informative discussion on “Resilience, Recovery, Rebuild: Reimagining Charlotte’s Economy Amid COVID-19.” 

Thank You from Ann Caulkins, President, Novant Health Foundation

August 5, 2021

We at Novant Health are humbled by the outpouring of support during this crisis. We want to say thank you to everyone who has sent messages of hope, donations of food, masks and medical equipment. And to every individual, family, and business who have given so generously to the Hope for Remarkable Team Aubergine Fund (formerly the Novant Health COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund), THANK YOU!

Shop Walgreens and support Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

June 13, 2021

Walgreens customers will now have the opportunity to donate to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

‘You are a statistic of one’

June 2, 2021

Sherry Pollex was healthy — or so she thought. She exercised and ate well. She was young and active. Her only bouts of illness were the occasional cold or sore throat.

Linking arms against COVID-19

May 10, 2021

2020 was the year COVID-19 took center stage, but with your help we’re fighting back and making 2021 the year we rise above.

Give our nurses the gift of hope today

April 26, 2021

Nursing is more than a career. It’s a chance to make a difference. Since COVID-19 began, nurses have worked tirelessly to care for others in unprecedented times.

COVID-19 vaccine at Novant Health

April 13, 2021

We are here to help you learn more about the vaccine and make an informed decision when it is your turn to get vaccinated.

Colon Cancer Coalition grants $22,000 to Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

April 7, 2021

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation received a $22,000 grant from the Colon Cancer Coalition through money raised at a Get Your Rear in Gear® event in Winston-Salem.

Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grants $25,000 to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center to fund COVID-19 immunizations and infection prevention

April 7, 2021

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation to fund immunizations, translation services and COVID-19 infection prevention supplies aboard the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser.

Riding Against Cancer 2021

March 26, 2021

The group Riders Against Cancer leads a year-round effort to raise money to provide mammograms to women regardless of their ability to afford one.

Join Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center in bringing pediatric care close to home

March 5, 2021

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex partnered with Novant Health to introduce the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

$10 million gift from Michael Jordan will fund two Novant Health clinics in his N.C. hometown

February 15, 2021

On Feb. 15, Novant Health and Michael Jordan announced a $10 million gift to open two medical clinics in New Hanover County on the southeastern coast of North Carolina.

2020 annual report

Your gifts demonstrate a real, lasting dedication to the health and well-being of our patients, their families and our communities. Donors across Novant Health support breast screenings, oncology initiatives, updated equipment and technology, improved access to behavioral health and other programs, as well as new buildings and facility upgrades.

Read our interactive 2020 annual report online to see how contributions raised were put to use in 2020.


total gifts


Hope for Remarkable Team Aubergine Fund requests approved and/or paid


total new commitments

Campaign & partner highlights

Located across the southeast, each of our regional foundations focus on the critical needs in five areas: Infants & childrenCancerHeart & vascularStroke & neurosciences and Research & education.

Our generous partners include private, corporate and family foundations, as well as companies and government agencies.

Campaign highlight

Our healthcare professionals are suiting up every day ready for battle, rising up as heroes to serve our communities in their time of greatest need. Your support will help us continue to provide lifesaving care.

Partner highlight

Thank you to the Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation for a grant funding the “A Path Forward” program for behavioral health care and addiction treatment.

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Find your regional foundation

The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,400 physicians and over 37,000 employees that provide care at more than 800 locations, including 18 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Novant Health is committed to making health care remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than 5 million patients annually.

  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation

    Bolivia, NC

  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation

    Charlotte, NC

  • Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

    Salisbury, NC

  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation

    Thomasville, NC

  • Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation (Coming Soon!)

    Wilmington, NC