Generous Giving

GHS’ Office of Philanthropy & Partnership welcomes gifts of time, talent and treasure from the giving community. These contributions help provide high-quality medical care for people in the Upstate. Programs, research and education—such as the recent milestones described below—are a few examples of what can be made possible through generous donations.

GHS’ Historic Capital Campaign

GHS’ Office of Philanthropy & Partnership ended our organization’s first-ever capital campaign a year earlier than planned because we far exceeded our $80 million goal.

“The outpouring of community support helped Greenville Health System surpass its $80 million philanthropy goal by raising over $91 million—and one year ahead of schedule!” emphasized George Maynard, VP of the Office of Institutional Advancement. “The record-setting campaign will strengthen clinical care programs and expand academic and research programs.”

GHS and our patients are beyond grateful for the overwhelming generosity of all donors who gave to this cause. Their gifts will help GHS continue to transform our community and those we serve for years to come.

Bradshaw Family Gives Largest Legacy Gift in GHS History

William and Annette Bradshaw have provided the single largest legacy gift in GHS history to establish the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child & Health Advocacy. One of just a handful of similar efforts in the country, the Bradshaw Institute could pave the way for national changes in pediatric care.

The Bradshaw Institute will further the pursuit and promotion of children’s health through research, programs, services, advocacy and continuing education. Removing disparities in healthcare delivery for at-risk youth, reducing obesity and injuries, and promoting healthy child development are just a few services that will be emphasized.

The Bradshaws were recognized during a naming ceremony June 1 at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

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Dragon Boat Breaks World Record

A new fundraising record was set for Dragon Boat racing during the 10th Annual Dragon Boat Upstate Festival—$580,235.77!

About 30 teams were challenged to raise $3,500 each to participate in the race across Lake Hartwell on April 30. Proceeds from the Dragon Boat Festival benefit cancer research and survivorship programs at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System, Winn the Fight and South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation. To date, Dragon Boat Upstate Festival has raised over $1.7 million for local cancer research and rehabilitation.

Matt Smith, president of 22 Dragons, a company that organizes dragon boat races globally, stated, “As a director of dozens of races all over North America and the world, I have never seen a more supportive community than the Upstate of South Carolina and its festival. It is unmatched in two important things: the level of emotion and people giving.”

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Ferlauto Center for Complex Pediatric Care

A $1 million gift from longtime GHS neonatal physician 
Jerry Ferlauto, MD, and wife Natalina will endow and grow an innovative program to help families cope with the complex needs of chronically ill children. Technology advancement has allowed more and more children with complicated diagnoses to extend their lifespan. However, providing their care requires intensive support and close medical management to help these children thrive.

The goal at the Ferlauto center is for the patient and family to see the same doctor every visit, which will reduce stress and save time for parents. The pediatrician will partner with a team of care coordinators, nurses, dietitians, and social workers to ensure children receive the medical care and support they need. Staff members also will assist families in coordinating visits with multiple specialists, when possible, in a single location.

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