Changing lives throughout South Georgia for over 45 years

The SGMC Foundation was incorporated by the State of Georgia on January 13, 1978, for the purpose of providing support to or for the benefit of SGMC. The foresight of our founding members, Mr. Harley Langdale, Jr., Mr. James Beck, and Mr. Ed G. Barham allows the SGMC Foundation to continue seeking charitable support, which will ensure lasting quality health care.

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Our Mission
The SGMC Foundation, Inc. exists to support the development and excellence in healthcare at South Georgia Medical Center. It does so by attracting and involving leaders from among the Health System’s communities in this endeavor. The Foundation’s primary efforts shall be directed toward attracting, receiving, investing, managing, and expending gifts and other resources designated for the healthcare programs of SGMC.
Our Vision

To be a vital philanthropic partner for the success of SGMC. 

Our Values
Build Relationships. Stewardship. Teamwork.
 
Build Relationships with individuals and corporations who share a philanthropic passion for enhancing health care. Demonstrate responsible Stewardship of the financial resources & gifts. Through Teamwork, collaborate with donors, physicians, volunteers, and SGMC employees to advance the philanthropic mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does SGMC need donations from the community?

South Georgia Medical Center is a not-for-profit regional health system that receives no city, state or federal tax support. Your support matters and makes a difference.

How will my donation be used?

The Foundation matches the needs of the hospital with the giving preferences of our donors. Together we provide technology and programs that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Will my contribution really make a difference?

Yes, it will! 100% of your gift goes to the hospital, program, or department of your choice. Every donation makes a difference and brings health, hope and healing to patients and their families!

Is my gift tax deductible?

South Georgia Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent as determined by the IRS.

Can I make a gift of appreciated property, such as real estate or stock?

The Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated stock and real estate. Please call the Foundation office at 229.333.1071 to discuss your intended gift and obtain the information you will need to assist your advisors in making the transfer.

Can I include South Georgia Medical Center Foundation in my will, trust or life insurance?

Yes! When you include the SGMC Foundation in your estate plan, your generosity changes lives today and in the future.  Click here for more information on how you can Leave a Legacy today!

The Foundation Staff

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation depends on its staff to keep our organization going strong and make our philanthropic efforts successful. These passionate, dedicated employees work on behalf of the Foundation to ensure its success.

  • Hilary Gibbs, MEd

    Vice President and Chief Development Officer
  • Elizabeth Vickers

    Director of Foundation Operations
  • Hilary Willis

    Director of Annual Giving

The Foundation Board

The SGMC Foundation Board of Trustees is made up of members of the community along with South Georgia Medical Center employees and physicians who volunteer their time, expertise and financial support to the Foundation’s mission.  We are extremely fortunate to have passionate, influential board members whose mission is see South Georgia Medical Center Health System thrive.

  • Suzan Garnett

    President, Board Chair
  • Hayden Hancock

    Vice Chair (Chair-Elect)
  • Thomas D. Newbern

  • Brian Dawson, MD

    SGMC Chief Medical
  • Ben Blanton

  • Joe Brownlee

  • Ben Copeland

  • Bubba Highsmith

  • Dr. Charles Hobby

  • Bo Lovein

  • Robert T. Roquemore

  • Ronnie Dean

    SGMC President & CEO, Ex-Officio Member
  • John G. Moore

    SGMC CFO, Ex-Officio Member
  • Hilary Gibbs

    Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Ex-Officio Member

 

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