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McLeod GEMs Going the Extra Mile

What is McLeod GEMs?

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McLeod GEMs is an association of individuals "Going the Extra Mile" under the leadership of the McLeod Foundation. The McLeod GEMs mission is to support the McLeod Children's Hospital through volunteerism and fundraising while offering members social and professional networking opportunities.

Members of the McLeod GEMs are asked to attend meetings where they are given the opportunity to take part in the inception, planning and ultimately the success of a special event to benefit the McLeod Children's Hospital. Several volunteer opportunities and social functions will be held throughout the year aimed at raising both funds and awareness for McLeod Children's Hospital while fostering an environment of year-round involvement.

What are the goals of the McLeod GEMs?

  • Host one major fundraising event a year benefiting the McLeod Children's Hospital
  • Hold quarterly social events
  • Grow the McLeod Children's Hospital name in the Pee Dee and Horry County communities
  • Show a strong presence at GEMs fundraising events and volunteer opportunities
  • Recruit others to join the McLeod GEMs 

Member Guidelines include:

  • Members donate $100 a year to McLeod GEMs for an annual membership. This fee includes admittance to the fall kick-off event and three socials. The $100 can be paid at the beginning of the year or $25 prior to each event.
  • Members attend event planning meetings.
  • Members volunteer a minimum of 5 hours at existing McLeod Foundation events benefiting the McLeod Children's Hospital.
  • Members reach out to their friends and family to assist in the success of the GEMs event.

Social Meeting Schedule

  • November: Forest Lake Green Houses– make a fall planter
  • January: Dolce Vita– wine and chocolate pairings
  • April: couples shagging lessons
  • July: Addie's Baby—painting excursion

How can I join?

McLeod GEMs membership is open to all who are interested. If you would like to become a member, Click Here or contact Davis Sawyer in the McLeod Foundation at 843-777-2138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

McLeod Employees can payroll deduct. Please contact Davis Sawyer in the McLeod Foundation at 843-777-2138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How can I learn more about the McLeod Foundation and McLeod Children's Hospital?

If you would like to learn more about the work of the McLeod Foundation and Children’s Hospital, please visit our website: or friend us on Facebook.

McLeod GEMs Advisory Committee

Erin Faile, ChairKristi Horger
Tracie Foster, Co-ChairSue Jona
Jessica GrahamSarah Roland
Mary Katherine GivensDavis Sawyer
Jennifer HarrisCat Smith
Angie Watford



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