McLeod GEMs Families Going the Extra Mile

What is McLeod GEMs?

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McLeod GEMs is an association of young families “Going the Extra Mile” under the leadership of the McLeod Foundation. The purpose of the McLeod GEMs is to provide families the opportunity to build friendships, enjoy family time, learn about their health and impact the lives of others through giving.  Membership dues create a fund to invest effectively in McLeod Children’s Hospital projects that will build and strengthen Foundation-supported programs through the power of joint contributions.

What are the Membership Dues?

The membership dues for the McLeod GEMs are a minimum of $100 annually per family. 

How will the Fund be used?

The annual membership dues are pooled and held as the McLeod GEMs Fund, which is then used to support programs and services for McLeod Children’s Hospital. Each year, the members of the McLeod GEMs will vote on how the fund shall be utilized for the benefit of McLeod Children’s Hospital patients and families.

How often do McLeod GEMs meet?

The McLeod GEMs meet four times a year:
October 18– Halloween Party at the home of Kristi and Dave Horger
November 22– Jingle Bell Ball, Parent Child Dance
March 22– Family Field Day
April 25– McLeod Children’s Hospital Golf Classic After Party (adults only)

The events are held after hours to help accommodate busy schedules. There are also two opportunities
for your children to volunteer at the McLeod Children’s Hospital while learning what it means to help others in need. 

September 24 and February 20 at 4:00 p.m in the Children’s Hospital.

How can I join?
McLeod GEMs membership is open to all young families who are interested. If you would like to become a member, visit and click on Community Partners and then McLeod GEMs 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. .

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

Kristi Horger, Co-Chair
Amy Urquhart, Co-Chair
John Chase
Erin Faile
Tracie Foster
Sue Jona
Susan Lewis
Elizabeth O’Dell
Mandy Runyan
Davis Sawyer
Dawn Walker
Angie Watford
Derick Urquhart

GEMs will receive a discounted rate to join McLeod Health and Fitness Center. McLeod Health and Fitness Center will waive the joining fee and offer a rate of $44 per month. To take advantage of this discounted rate, tell the membership representatives at the fitness center that you are a GEM and they will take care of the rest.


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