On Friday, May 13, 2016, the RMC Foundation will host the inaugural Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee at Longleaf Botancial Garden in Anniston. This year’s Garden Jubilee, presented by RMC and Calhoun County Medical Society, will honor longtime Calhoun County resident, Martha Vandervoort, and her dedication and countless contributions she made to the local community. The event also will award one deserving Calhoun County high school student as recipient of the first Martha Vandervoort Scholarship.
According to Lagina Fillingim, RMC Foundation Director, the goal of this year’s Garden Jublilee will be to raise additional funds to create an endowment scholarship in Martha Vandervoort’s honor. The scholarship will assist with the costs of a college education for a high school student in Calhoun County who demonstrates academic promise, strong character, community involvement and financial need.
“Martha Vandervoort was a true gardener of life and planted seeds of hope and love everywhere she went and with each life that she touched,” Fillingim said. “It seemed only fitting that a scholarship be established in her honor that will continue sowing seeds of hope for our future. She was a champion for our community and knew the needs of those most at risk. With this scholarship opportunity, Martha’s memory will be honored and continue her mission so that each recipient can be the best person God created them to be.”
The Medical Center Memorial Foundation created the college scholarship fund to honor Martha Vandervoort and her dedication and commitment to our community. Community members can support the scholarship fund by purchasing tickets to the Foundation’s Garden Jubilee on Friday, May 13, at Longleaf Botanical Garden or by making a donation to the RMC Foundation in Martha’s honor. Individual tickets are available for $75. Tickets for couples are $150 and tables of eight are available for $1,000. In addition to presenting sponsors, RMC and Calhoun County Medical Society, RMC Foundation is grateful for the support of the following corporate silver sponsors, Robins & Morton, ERA King, and Cares.
As one of the region’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, RMC reinvests hospital earnings back into the local communities through improved access to expanded services, state-of-the-art technologies and recruitment of top talent. Founded in 1977, the Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit volunteer organization created to promote and assist Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center (RMC) by enhancing community services through education and financial assistance.
The Medical Center Memorial Foundation provides a way for anyone to support RMC’s important health care mission, no matter the size of the gift. There are a number of ways to contribute, including: a memorial or honorary gift—a donation in honor or memory of a friend or family member; annual gift—a pledge to donate a certain amount each year and planned gifts, making arrangements to make a donation later through a will or trust. Gifts may be designated for a specific area of health care, or the donation may be made for capital improvement or for the area of greatest need.
For more information or to purchase tickets or a corporate sponsorship for the RMC Foundation Garden Jubilee on Friday, May 13, please email foundation@ rmccares.org or call 256-741-6359.
For more information on the RMC Foundation, visit www.rmccares.org.