The Sassers have been giving to the McLeod Health Foundation since 1997. But, it was a life altering loss 20 years later that inspired their current philanthropic focus.
Robb’s mother and both of Daryn’s parents passed away from cancer. The loss of their family members motivated this generous couple to seek out a way to help cancer patients.Read Story
Last year, Dr. Jamie and Laura Smith made the personal decision to support the HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday) Fund Endowment.READ MORE
The McLeod Volunteer Auxiliary presented Robin Aiken, Chair of the HOPE Fund Advisory Committee, with a check for $50,000 for the HOPE Fund Endowment. This gift is celebrated as it takes the HOPE Endowment to its initial $1 million goal. The initial gift to start the HOPE Endowment was also made possible by the Volunteer Auxiliary in 2017. Their gift was made in memory of Marilyn Godbold, who served as McLeod Volunteer Coordinator for 30 years prior to her retirement. Marilyn’s husband, Asa and his daughter Emily Reinicker, were on hand to express their gratitude and support. To learn more about the HOPE Fund, click here.
The HOPE Fund Advisory Committee directs these essential funds given by supporters like you. These dedicated volunteers recognized the critical nature of many of the programs which are funded through your gifts. As they look strategically to the future, the need for a HOPE Fund Endowment was vitally important. The earnings from the Endowment would provide funding for some of the most crucial services for our patients.READ MORE
Generous donors to the HOPE Fund have learned how their gifts can have an immediate impact on patients during their cancer journey.
The HOPE Fund Advisory Committee recognized the critical nature of many of the programs which are funded through annual gifts. As they have looked strategically to the future of the efforts it was decided that establishing an HOPE Endowment would ensure funding for some of the most essential services for generations to come.
An Endowment Fund was established in 2017 with an initial gift from the McLeod Volunteer Auxiliary. A goal of $1million has been set to allow eventual proceeds be available to fund the most critical services.