The Circle of Excellence

Young leaders connecting to provide support for patients and their families at McLeod Health.

The Circle of Excellence, a giving society of McLeod Health Foundation, is comprised of individuals and couples 45 and under who give $500 annually to McLeod Health Foundation. This dynamic group works alongside the Founders’ Society, a long-standing annual giving society, to fund specialized programs and services that benefit patients and their families served at McLeod Health.


The Circle of Excellence is about our community. It’s about providing the level of care we want to have available for our families and neighbors. Each year, members of The Circle of Excellence will review a list of high-priority needs from McLeod Health and vote on how to award the funds.

How to Join

Membership simply requires a pledge of $500 or more, payable over a 12-month period. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one. A pledge form is enclosed. Donations of a lesser amount also are welcomed.

To join or learn more, contact:

Meggie Baker, Circle of Excellence, Co- Chair,
Dr. Vicki Chung, Circle of Excellence, Co-Chair,
Elizabeth Jones, McLeod Foundation,
Davis Sawyer, McLeod Foundation,

Only individuals/couples who are under 45 are eligible to join. If joining, The Circle of Excellence as a couple, one member of the couple must be under 45.  Over 45? Consider the Founders’ Society.


The fulfillment you will receive by making a difference for our patients and their families is immeasurable. As a member of The Circle of Excellence, you also will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual recognition party
  • Invitation to various social and educational events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to tour McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Recognition on McLeod Health Foundation website and in annual report
  • Entrance for TWO to the McLeod Children’s Hospital November Fest on November 15, 2019 downtown Florence.
  • McLeod Circle of Excellence Founding Members

    Ms. Meggie Baker*
    Ms. Mallory Brayboy*
    Mr.  Darren Youmans
    and Dr. Vicki Chung*
    Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Faile
    Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fast
    Ms. Reba Gaskins
    Mr. and Mrs. William Hardaway
    Mr. and Mrs. Derek Hemmingsen
    Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hogsette*
    Dr. and Mrs. Will Jackson
    Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jones
    Mr. and Mrs. Emily Jordan
    Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Nance*
    Mr. and Mrs. Gantt Sawyer
    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tonolio
    Dr. and Mrs. Vivek Vasuki*
    Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wentzell*
    Mr. and Mrs. Dikran Yacoubian*

    *Circle of Excellence Executive Committee Member