2019 Marks the 25th Anniversary of Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation

Raising $50.3 Million for Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast

 CONCORD, N.C. (January 31, 2019) — The Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation, whose purpose is to provide financial and community support for Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) NorthEast, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2019.  The Foundation kicked-off its Silver Anniversary with an event on Tuesday night at the Cabarrus Country Club to honor its current and past leaders, Board of Directors, community donors and corporate partners who have contributed to its accomplishments over the last 25 years.

Board Chair Dakeita Vanderburg and Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation President Charlie Sastoque hosted the evening, along with CHS Northern Division President Phyllis Wingate.

“I would like to recognize the Foundation’s successes and its importance to our hospital and our community,” stated Wingate on Tuesday. “The Foundation has had several successful campaigns over the past years.  These campaigns include: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Jeff Gordon Children’s Center, NorthEast Breast Health Center, Expansion of the Tucker Hospice House and lastly, the We Give First campaign.   I am proud to share the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation has raised $50.3 million since 1994.  We could not have reached these milestones for CHS NorthEast without our generous donors and community.  Thank you for celebrating and thank you for your support and contributions to the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation. “

 The hosts then presented distinguished awards to several individuals and corporate partners who have reached a new level of lifetime giving with the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation.  The Governor’s Crime Commission moved up to the Visionary Level, which is over $1 million, in its support of the Children’s Advocacy Center at Jeff Gordon Children’s Center.  Three donors were recognized for reaching the Cornerstone Level ($100,000 – $499,999) and included Susan Howell Bare, Focused on a Cure – Karen Goforth and North Carolina Hospital Foundation.

One of the highlights of the evening was surprising the 2019 recipients of the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Award who will be honored at the Foundation’s annual black-tie event, the “Gala of Lights” held at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on March 9.  Sponsored by Lillibridge Healthcare Services, the award is presented annually to a physician or physicians who exhibit exceptional leadership skills, an undeniable talent in the field in which he or she works and is dedicated to CHS NorthEast and the community.  This year’s award winners are Dr. Linda Bresnahan and Dr. Robert Kinney who are both respected physicians within the community and were chosen by the past recipients of the award: 2013 – Dr. Douglas G. Kelling; 2014 – Dr. Linny M. Baker; 2015 – Dr. Bob E. Hammonds; 2016 – Dr. Tom T. Long, III; 2017- Dr. Paul T. Campbell and 2018 – Dr. Robert D. Mitchell.

This year’s “Gala of Lights” will continue to celebrate the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.  The event, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Foundation, will be held on March 9 and includes a live and silent auction, sit-down dinner, open bar, sports lounge for watching ACC Basketball, a $10,000 raffle drawing and music by one of Cabarrus County’s favorite bands Too Much Sylvia.

Reserved seating and raffle tickets are available on the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation website www.givenortheastfoundation.org or by calling the office at 704-403-1369.  Sponsorships can also be purchased by calling the Foundation office.


About Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation

Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation was created in 1994 to support one of our community’s most valued assets, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.  The Mission of the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation is to Improve HEALTH, Elevate HOPE and Advance HEALING for all through awareness of and fundraising for Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.  Our Vision is to be the first and best choice for philanthropy in our Community.