A Year of Remarkable Perseverance – and Hope

2020 Annual Report

Novant Health Thomasville 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 conversation with

Jed Orman

Board chair,
Novant Health Thomasville 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

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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 Thomasville 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 Thomasville Medical Center team members in 2020, right here in our community.

You saved my life

Joseph Stringfellow, MD, joins families and gives back.

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.

Supporting a healthy community

This holiday season, Pinnacle Financial Partners wanted to help provide vital resources in the Thomasville community.

Infection prevention in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have taken the world by storm in 2020, but Heather Ridge has been preparing for this moment her entire career.

Hope in nutrition

When Catherine Davis was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2019, she didn’t know what to expect.

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.

Called to serve

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

An Advocate for Her Community

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.

A place for every mom

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

A home for every heart

Courtney Jalowitz remembers when she first visited the patient.

Your Gifts Create Profound Impact Across Our Community

On behalf of our entire team at ThomasvilleMedical 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.