A Year of Remarkable Perseverance – and Hope

2020 Annual Report

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

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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

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A letter from board chair

Bill Graham

Board chair,
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

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Portrait of Anne
A letter from

Ann Caulkins

Senior Vice President, Novant Health
President, Novant Health Foundation

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2020: A Year in Review


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2020 Annual Report

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
contributed by Rowan 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
given by Novant Health team members to support community needs through local nonprofits
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 Rowan Medical Center team members in 2020, right here in our community.

‘Beyond the call of duty’

When Scott Howell brought his wife, Barbara, for shortness of breath, he didn’t know he was getting ready to make a friend for life.

Where the rubber meets the road

The Lucky Turn Around in China Grove, North Carolina, is a hot spot for motorcycle riders, family and friends. Patrons can grab an appetizer, play pool and throw darts. And the pink lemonade is extra special: Buy a glass, and the proceeds go toward providing lifesaving mammograms to women in need.

Upward Mobility Scholarship Program Provides Support for Nurses in Training

The Upward Mobility Scholarship provides a pathway to meet our staffing needs and to invest in our most valuable asset: Our people.

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.

The power of food in a time of need

Good food brings people together. So does the mission of saving lives. Wallace & Graham PA has found an innovative way to combine the two while supporting local Salisbury restaurants.

She Survived Breast Cancer. Now She’s Advocating for Others.

‘You’re going to be OK.’

Right place, wrong job

Debbie Daniels has been part of Novant Health since she was 16 years old. She started in accounts payable. Her mom worked in that department and helped get Daniels a part-time job that she kept through high school and as she went off to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Randy Brantley on the vital role of grants in an unprecedented time

Randy Brantley is a rare breed. While most people fall into the work of grant-seeking, Brantley, grants director at Novant Health Foundation, chose it.

Pavers for Patients

There was a period of time, not all that long ago, when Joy Reichenberg had a standing date with a bowl of Cheerios and a cancer patient named Mary.

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…

Lending a helping hand

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessica Ramey’s first and most serious concern was around protecting her patients and her team.

Holistic Transformations. 

Donna Greene has spent 23 years helping community members in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Designing for comfort and hope

The final phase of construction on the Novant Health Wallace Cancer Institute at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center took shape in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defying the odds

When Bradley Hill was born, doctors told his family he wouldn’t live past the age of 5. He was born with spina bifida, a condition that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly in the womb. At birth, he also had a cleft palate and lip and hydrocephalus, more commonly referred to as water on the brain. His prognosis, doctors said, wasn’t good.

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?

Your Gifts Create Profound Impact Across Our Community

On behalf of our entire team at Rowan 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.

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