A Year of Remarkable Perseverance – and Hope

2020 Annual Report

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation

Browse the interactive report summary or download the full PDF report below.

Scroll Down

Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

Read the letters below from Novant Health and foundation leadership as we look back on the heroism and hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team members braved every unexpected challenge with open hearts and ready hands, leading to extraordinary tales of problems solved, unforgettable moments, fearless resolve and lives transformed.

A letter from

Carl Armato

President and CEO,
Novant Health

Read More
A conversation with

Kimmie Durham

Board chair,
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation

Read More
Portrait of Anne
A letter from

Ann Caulkins

Senior Vice President, Novant Health
President, Novant Health Foundation

Read More

2020: A Year in Review


Stay Connected

Connect with a deeper sense of passion and purpose by subscribing to Novant Health Foundation's email newsletter full of stories of remarkable care delivered directly to your inbox. If you would like for us to tell your story, click here.


2020 Annual Report

Flip through the pages of our full annual report below to read remarkable stories of an unprecedented year or click the download button below to save a copy.

2020 Philanthropic Summary

Together, we fought a pandemic. Together, we gave hope. Together, we cared. Together, we grew. Together, we took a stand.

Novant Health Foundation

In addition to the community supporting our team, our team has supported one another once again through Giving. Serving. Together., our fundraising campaign for team members, despite the hardships of 2020. Team members gave more than $1.2 million to support each other and local nonprofits.

$ million
contributed by Novant Health team members to Novant Health Foundation in 2020
by Brunswick team members to the campaign: Giving. Serving. Together.
by Novant Health team members to the Hope for Remarkable Team Aubergine Fund
Novant Health team members gave through the campaign to help those in need
Brunswick team members pledged a gift to Giving. Serving. Together.
Team member participation in Giving. Serving. Together. grew 13% compared to 2019
Novant Health team members gave to support team members negatively impacted by COVID-19

Celebrating Remarkable Stories

Join us in celebrating our healthcare heroes and the remarkable impact made by Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center team members in 2020, right here in our community.

‘It changes your outlook’

Allan Cheatham believes in taking care of people and giving back to the community where he lives and owns a business.

‘Here, we’re family’

When Jennifer James applied to work as a certified nursing assistant back in February, she was determined to get the job.

Turning values and passions into impact

Leaving a philanthropic legacy is as important to Cynthia “Cindy” Cheatham as it is to the families and individuals she serves.

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

Sharon Harrington discusses her role at Novant Health Foundation and the profound impact of planned giving.

Team members and prayer warriors gave Jennifer Sherman hope

Growing up a preacher’s kid in Calabash, North Carolina, Jennifer Sherman didn’t expect to be a caregiver.

Remembering Angie Fisher: The Angela M. Fisher Memorial Education Fund

Created by the Board of Directors in memory of the Medical Center’s beloved Chief Nursing Officer, Angie Fisher, this fund provides continuing education for team members.

Making patients’ experiences remarkable

As we celebrate National Healthcare Week (which is the name for National Hospital Week here at Novant Health), here are a few stories we are honored to share that illustrate our team members’ compassion and commitment to teamwork and personal excellence…

Humanizing Healthcare. 

Christopher Isenhour, MD, is an expert problem solver.  

Help in a Crisis: Mental Health Care for Brunswick Kids

Social worker often connects with students within minutes.

Courage in action

As the social justice movement is gaining momentum, many organizations are asking themselves an important question: How do you embed diversity and inclusion as part of your mission, vision, values and brand?

Celebrating our exceptional nurses

To celebrate National Nurses Week this year, we spotlighted eight inspiring nurses from throughout the Novant Health system. Each nurse was selected based on their dedication to providing remarkable care, and for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Called to serve

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

A portrait of heroes

Nurses at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center worked tirelessly to care for others in unprecedented times.

Your Gifts Create Profound Impact Across Our Community

On behalf of our entire team at Brunswick Medical Center Foundation, thank you. It is an honor to partner with you, our remarkable community of donors, to help ensure that remarkable care continues, during the global pandemic and beyond.

In 2021, we will work toward completing the many exciting projects currently underway that are expanding our footprint and enhancing our services. Thank you again for your support and your commitment. We couldn’t do what we do without you.