What is McLeod GEMs?

McLeod Gems is an association of individuals 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.

Member Guidelines and Goals:

  • Members donate $100 a year to McLeod Gems for an annual membership. McLeod Employees can payroll deduct the $100 membership. (It can be divided between two pay periods.)
  • Members attend event planning meetings.
  • Members serve on one or more of the three committees: Fundraising Event, Jingle Bell Ball, Social Service Drives.
  • Host Fundraising– a major fundraising event benefiting the McLeod Children’s Hospital.
  • Show a strong presence at Gems fundraising events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Recruit others to join the McLeod Gems.

Social Meeting Schedule:

  • January – Social
  • February – Grants Meeting
  • April – Service Social
  • August – Couples Social
  • October – Fundraising Event
  • November – Service Social

How can I join?

McLeod Gems membership is open to all who are interested. If you would like to become a member, contact Davis Sawyer in the McLeod Health Foundation at 843-777-2138 or dsawyer@mcleodhealth.org.


  • Grants Funded by McLeod GEMs

    View a list of the many ways in which we give.

  • Who’s on the McLeod GEMs Advisory Committee

    • Mandy Runyan, Chair
    • Gretchen Vergara, Co-Chair
    • Kristen Kleine, Co-Chair
    • Kendra Collins
    • Erin Faile
    • Tracie Foster
    • Sue Jona
    • Jill Latshaw
    • Sarah Roland
    • Davis Sawyer
  • Member List

    View a list of the McLeod GEMs here.