Monday, December 2, 2013

Georgia Regents University, Health System Contributions in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Christen Carter) – Georgia Regents University and Health System contributed more than $400,000 in support of local community organizations, events, and fundraisers in Fiscal Year 2014.

“We strive to invest in organizations and events that align with our enterprise mission,” said Cedric Johnson, Director of Community Affairs at GRU. “We want to find ways to enhance the culture and the quality of life for the citizens of Augusta through community partnership and collaboration.”

GRU’s mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service.

In addition, GRHealth’s mission is leading Georgia and the world to better health by providing excellence in biomedical education, discovery, and service. According to a Georgia Hospital Association study released in August, the health system provided nearly $56 million in uncompensated care in 2011.

Funds were disbursed to organizations with a focus in the arts, education, health care, or community. Recipients include:

·         12 Bands of Christmas

·         Aiken Symphony Guild

·         Alzheimer’s Foundation

·         American Heart Association

·         Augusta City Classic

·         Augusta Jewish Community Center

·         Augusta Metro Chamber

·         Augusta Mini Theatre

·         Augusta Partnership for Children

·         Augusta Symphony

·         Westobou Festival

·         Augusta Wounded Warriors

·         Christ Community Health Services

·         Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

·         CSRA Alliance Fort Gordon

·         Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

·         Davidson Fine Arts Booster Club

·         First Tee of Augusta

·         Georgia Transplant Foundation

·         Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

·         Golden Harvest Food Bank

·         Greater Augusta Arts Council

·         Harrisburg Family Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

·         Historic Augusta

·         Ike and Justine Washington Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

·         Lamar Medical Center – Beulah Grove

·         Leadership Augusta

·         Lucy Laney Black History Museum

·         March of Dimes

·         Miller Theatre

·         Morris Museum of Art

·         North Augusta Chamber of Commerce

·         Paine College

·         Press On To Cure Childhood Cancer Fund

·         Rachael Longstreet Foundation

·         Ronald McDonald House

·         Story Land Theatre        

·         Turn Back The Block

According to Johnson, the GRU – GRHealth Sponsorship Fund is used to support organizations that assist people in crisis, focus on health promotion, education, civic, and community issues, and enhance quality of life in the community.

“Our hope is that these funds will be used to continue to address the unmet needs in our community and deliver on our continued commitment to serve those in our own backyard,” Johnson added.

For more information on GRU and GRHealth sponsorships, please call the Office of Government and Community Relations at 706-667-4253.

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