Why Support the Baptist Easley Foundation?
Health is one of the most important assets we may possess. Think about it… when your health or that of a family member is failing, the rest of your world stops. You miss time from work, daily life suffers and healing becomes your primary focus. The Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital’s commitment to provide the best care for our community by proactively keeping it healthy and addressing health problems here at home. Your gift to the Foundation helps the Hospital achieve our vision to be the best in community health care. When you give to us, you’re really making a gift to care for our entire community. Thank you for your support!
Baptist Easley Hospital is everything a community hospital should be. Our providers can care for nearly all your health needs from infant to elder – and we care as if you were a dear friend or neighbor – because you are! That’s the value of a community hospital.
In 1947 Sarah Hamilton Meece donated the land to start the construction of Easley General Hospital. Ever since that day, individuals have played a major role in the life of Baptist Easley. Contributions have helped Baptist Easley maintain and improve the care we offer. The Baptist Easley Foundation was founded in 1988 to provide a better way for our community to support and advocate for the hospital .
Is my gift tax deductible?
All gifts to Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
How does my gift support Baptist Easley Hospital?
Tax-deductible gifts to Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation support facilities, equipment, and program enhancements-which in turn provide better patient care and community wellness.
Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 1988
Easley, S.C. 29641
Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of care provided by Baptist Easley.
Visit the Baptist Easley Foundation Facebook Page to keep up with the Foundation and its activities.
Your tax-deductible gift to Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation supports facilities, equipment, and program enhancements to provide better patient care and community wellness.
For more information, please contact Candi Forester-Smith, Foundation Manager, at 864.442.7617 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax us anytime at 864.442.7521.
Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 1988
Easley, S.C. 29641
Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of care provided by Baptist Easley Hospital.
There are a number of ways to financially support the Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation.
Annual giving is an opportunity for our community to invest financial resources in support of the Foundation’s efforts to enhance the quality of care provided by Baptist Easley Hospital. The Foundation’s annual campaign is a coordinated fund-raising drive to solicit past and future supporters of our hospital.
Your memorial gift to the Foundation honors someone special in an extraordinary way. Gifts made in memory of your loved one, or in honor of a special occasion, help Baptist Easley Hospital continue to ensure that patients receive the finest of medical care.
Memorial gifts are deposited in the Foundation’s Endowment Fund, which is an account that is never spent. The Endowment Fund is invested, with a portion of the annual earnings going to support future hospital needs. Your memorial gift continues to provide our Foundation with resources to address future hospital needs.
An acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the individual of your choice, but the amount of your gift will remain confidential.
Employee and Volunteer Campaign
Employees and Volunteers of Baptist Easley Hospital have an opportunity to support the Foundation by making an outright gift or through a payroll-deducted gift to the Employee and Volunteer Campaign.
Departmental representatives determine annual projects and solicit fellow employees and volunteers during the annual campaign.
There are a myriad of ways for faithful donors to support the ongoing needs of Baptist Easley Hospital by making a planned gift. Planned giving is defined as an established plan to distribute your assets upon your death and the death of a loved one or relative that you designate.
Many people believe planned giving is limited to the very rich who have stocks and bonds. Today, however, a person’s possessions includes assets such as equity in a home, personal or group life insurance, deferred employee benefits, the value of a business you own, and real estate investments. The Foundation encourages individuals considering including Baptist Easley Hospital in their estate plan to contact your tax advisor, CPA or tax attorney.
The Foundation initiated the Legacy Society in 2011 to recognize individuals who have included the Baptist Easley Hospital in their estate plan. Membership in the Legacy Society is granted for life. Documentation of your generosity may include a letter from your attorney and/or financial advisor affirming your commitment. In addition, you may provide the Foundation a copy of the relevant portion of the legal document in which your gift is described.
In recognition of your outstanding support, the BE Hospital Foundation will:
- List your name in Foundation publications to the extent you desire,
- Invite you to special Legacy Society events and receptions,
- Provide you special services, such as flu shots and health educational offerings, and
- Permanent recognition on the Legacy Society plaque in the Concourse at Baptist Easley Hospital
For information about the Legacy Society at Baptist Easley Hospital, contact the Foundation Office at 864.442.7617.
The Baptist Easley Hospital Board, in conjunction with the Hospital Foundation, created an endowed scholarship fund to honor former hospital CEO Roddey E. Gettys, III. Mr. Gettys retired in February 2013 after 43 years of distinguished service to Baptist Easley Hospital. The Roddey E. Gettys, III Clinical Scholarship Endowment Fund was initiated to provide scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, and to perpetuate Gettys’ legacy of clinical excellence and patient-focused service now synonymous with Baptist Easley Hospital.
The Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation will award the Gettys Clinical Scholarship prior to the 2018-2019 academic year based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in healthcare by completing at least one full academic year (30 semester credits) in a healthcare-related discipline.
- Be in good academic standing at the time of application and on track to graduate in a healthcare related discipline.
- Be enrolled in an Accredited or Board-Approved healthcare-related curriculum in an associates degree program, a four-year degree program, or a post-graduate program.
- Demonstrate a commitment to community service.
- Be a full-time resident of Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, or Oconee County in South Carolina.
2018 Board of Directors
Dr. Walter Coleman
Candi Forester-Smith, Foundation Manager