Our Donors

Lifetime Donors

With genuine gratitude, we present our Lifetime Donors as of November 15, 2021. A Lifetime Donor represents individuals and organizations that have cumulatively given more than $10,000.

Signature Diamond ($1,000,000+)
Individuals and Estates
  • Estate of Grady & Lillian Fraser
  • Estate of Frank & Lillie Mae Green
  • Jack McKibbon, Jr.
  • Robbye McKibbon*
  • V.C. & Mary A. Puckett Foundation
  • N. Christian & Jane Berrong Smoot
  • Diane and Chuck Stephens
  • Estate of Ruth Johnson Whelchel
  • The Jim Syfan Family Foundation
  • Philip & Mary Hart Wilheit
Organizations
  • Bright From the Start
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • Northeast Georgia Health System Auxiliary
  • State of Georgia DHR
Signature Platinum ($500,000-$999,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • Henry Edward Braselton Family
  • Jack Frost*
  • Janice Frost
  • Mrs. Claribel Jones*
  • Mr. Joseph F. Pirola, Jr.
  • Lona Pope
  • Richard Pope*
  • Anne Thomas
  • George Thomas*
  • Don & Dot Pirkle
  • The James A. Walters Family
  • Bob & Amanda Willis
Organizations
  • Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Georgia Health Information Network
  • Myers-Dunlap Fund
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • UGA – Georgia Health Sciences University
Signature Gold ($250,000 – $499,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • Mr. Billy R. Jones
  • Dr. & Mrs. William T. Langston
  • Mrs. Muriel H. Nathan
Organizations
  • America’s Home Place
  • Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville, LLC
  • Bank of America
  • Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
  • Fieldale Farms Corporation
  • Georgia Emergency Department Services
  • Hall County Department of Family and Children Services
  • Hartness and Link, P.C.
  • J&G Contractors
  • Jackson Electric Membership Corporation
  • Peach State Bank & Trust
  • WellCare of Georgia
  • Willis Investment Counsel
Signature ($100,000 – $249,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • Anonymous
  • Estate of Susan Irene Archer
  • Murray & Daphne David
  • Mr. & Mrs. James A. Dunlap*
  • Jimmy & Marie Faulkner
  • John & Lydia Ferguson, Jr.
  • Teresa & Tony Funari
  • Dallas & Bobbie Gay
  • J.W. Hill
  • Jon Horn & Lamar Roberts
  • Richard & Phyllis Leet*
  • Paul & Glenna Maney
  • Jim & Evanda Moore
  • Nancy & Frank Norton, Jr.
  • Don Panoz*
  • Nancy Panoz
  • Edd & Lynn Price
  • Mrs. & Mrs. Wilbur Ramsey*
  • Lawrence B. & Sherrie N. Schrage
  • Lessie Smithgall*
  • Bob & Wanda Swoszowski
  • Gordon & Julie Telford
  • Janet T. & Andrew K. Walker
Organizations
  • Ameris Bank
  • City of Gainesville
  • Ethicon, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Free Chapel Worship Center Gainesville
  • Healthy Families Georgia Legislature
  • Kipper Tool Company
  • Legislative Funding – Children’s Trust Fund
  • McGarity’s Business Products
  • North Georgia Heart Foundation, Inc.
  • Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
  • R. Howard Dobbs Jr. Foundation
  • Regions Bank
  • Rotary Club of Braselton
  • Roy C. Moore Foundation
  • Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP
  • Turner Construction
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP
  • Wrigley’s
Laurel Platinum ($50,000 – $99,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • Anonymous
  • Clarissa & Pierpont Brown III, MD
  • Steve & Carol Burrell
  • Jerry & Deb Bailey Coker
  • Nancy Colston
  • Wayne Colston*
  • Connie Cottrell*
  • Dr. John & Sally Darden
  • Estate of Betsy Adams
  • Tony & Cathy Herdener
  • Mary Helen Hosch*
  • Dr. & Mrs. Henry S. Jennings, III
  • Chuck & Debbie Jones
  • Dr. & Mrs. Frank G. Lake III
  • Ms. Grace Lecara
  • Mr. & Mrs. Doug Magnus
  • Ray McRae
  • Jean McRae*
  • Wm. David Merritt*
  • Margaret Merritt
  • Donald R. Myers*
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sam Poole*
  • Reverends David & Betsy Jennings Powell
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sam Rauch
  • LeTrell E. Simpson
  • Dr. & Mrs. W. D. Stribling*
  • Frank & Nell Wiegand
  • Charlie & Dancy Wynne
Organizations
  • Art Plumbing Company
  • BB&T now Truist
  • Benefit Advocate, Inc.
  • Brenau University
  • Cigna Foundation
  • Cigna Healthcare of Georgia
  • City Plumbing & Electric Supply Co.
  • Crystal Farms, Inc.
  • Draffin & Tucker LLP
  • Epic
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Jackson EMC Foundation, Inc.
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Label Source
  • Lawler-Wood, LLC
  • Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing
  • McKesson Information Solutions
  • Meadows Development Corporation
  • Milton Martin Enterprises, Inc.
  • Nell Warren & William Simpson Elkin Foundation
  • NGMC Administration
  • Pfizer
  • ProCare Rx
  • Recro Pharma
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • STAT Delivery, Inc.
  • Syfan Logistics
  • Turbo, div. of OHL
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Laurel Gold ($25,000 – $49,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • 2 Anonymous
  • John & Loveanne Addison
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Anderson, Jr.*
  • Danny & Lynda Askew
  • Bob & Barbara Baccus
  • Joanne & W.A. Bagwell
  • David & Karen Baston
  • Estate of Myrtie A. Black
  • Frank & Karen Booth
  • Madge Burch
  • Ray Burch*
  • Dr. James A. & Wynelle L. Butts
  • David & Gail Chester
  • Mary Lynn & John Coyle
  • Carole Ann Daniel
  • Don & Sandra Fancher
  • Linda Fowler
  • Robert Fowler*
  • Ms. Beverly J. Fultz
  • Drs. Andrew & Kristen Green
  • Dr. Jack T. & Barbara K. Griffeth
  • Heath & Valerie Gurr
  • Lew & Wanda Hudson
  • John Jacobs, Jr*
  • Martha Jacobs
  • Hardy & Donna Johnson
  • Samuel & Suzanne Johnson
  • Jay & Amy Kilroy
  • Estate of Joan L. Kosmala
  • Dr. Richard & LeeAnn LoCicero
  • Charm Downs McCall
  • Larry Thomas McCall*
  • Scott & Sonja McLendon
  • Mr. & Mrs. Sylvan H. Meyer
  • Pete & Cathy Miller
  • Robert & Lynda Miller
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Mundy
  • Nathan-Schrage Fund
  • Drake & Linda Nicholson
  • Tom & Sally Oliver
  • Bob & Martha Painter*
  • Alice Paris
  • Tom Paris, Jr.*
  • Dr. Dan Procter
  • Elizabeth Procter
  • Strother & Cindy Randolph
  • Henry & Jo Ann Rigdon
  • Dr. & Mrs. Edward Rigel, Sr.
  • Dr. Antonio Rios
  • Darrell & Russella Scales
  • William E. Schrage*
  • Margaret L. Schutte, MD
  • Carolyn Smith & Family
  • Russell & Fran Smith
  • W. Woodrow & Lynda Stewart*
  • Betty Wages
  • Mr. Mickey Wages
  • Dr. Dave & Faye Westfall
  • Carl & Alicia Williams
  • Anthony & Stephanie Williamson
Organizations
  • A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.
  • Adams Data Management
  • AT&T Georgia
  • Bank of America
  • BatesCarter
  • Busker Communications Inc.
  • CDH Partners, Inc.
  • Childress Family Mechanical Equipment Co.
  • Conan, LLC
  • Conditioned Air Systems, Inc.
  • Eckardt Group
  • Gainesville Bank & Trust
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Hi-Rez Studios
  • Ionetix PPE Foundation
  • James A. Walters Management Company
  • Johnson & Johnson Advanced Materials
  • Junior League of Gainesville-Hall Co.
  • Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC
  • King & Spalding
  • Lanier Cold Storage, LLC
  • Longstreet Clinic, P.C.
  • McKenney’s, Inc.
  • Meadows & Ohly, LLC
  • Morrison Healthcare Food Services, Inc.
  • New Leaf Landscape Services, Inc.
  • NGHS Employee Benefits
  • North Georgia Community Foundation
  • Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, LLC
  • Peachford BHS of Atlanta
  • Physicians’ Institute for Excellence in Medicine, Inc.
  • Polaris Aviation Solutions
  • Sleep Disorders Center of Georgia
  • Sperry Van Ness/Hokayem Commercial Real Estate
  • Structor Group
  • SunTrust Bank
  • SWC – Richardson Technology Systems, Inc.
  • Tipton Construction Company, LLC
  • Towers Perrin
  • Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance
  • United Community Bank
  • United Way of Hall County, Inc.
  • Walter and Frances Bunzl Family Foundation
  • Whitehead Die Casting Co., Inc.
  • Wilheit Packaging, LLC
Laurel ($10,000 – $24,999)
Individuals and Estates
  • 11 Anonymous
  • Jimmy & Betsy Adams
  • Jack & Lynne Allen
  • Anderson Family
  • Rami & Rasha Arfoosh
  • Benny & Susan Bagwell
  • William & Jennifer Bagwell
  • Brenda J. Bahel
  • Dr. James M. Bailey
  • Mike Banks*
  • Willia Banks
  • Susan Bennett & Loy Allmond
  • Estate of Charlotte Berston
  • Dr. & Mrs. Wiley S. Black
  • Tom & Maria Bower
  • Jane & Charles Bradley
  • Chris & Molly Bray
  • Jo Brewer
  • Dr. Allen & Valerie Butts
  • Kathleen Carter
  • Rives C. Carter*
  • Mr. & Mrs. Craig Caskey
  • Angie Caton
  • Dr. & Mrs. Jack M. Chapman, Jr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Cochran*
  • Counte Cooley
  • Jackie Cooley*
  • Donald & Gerri Crane
  • Allana L. Cummings
  • Roger & Violet Dailey
  • Reese Daniel
  • Dr. Mohak & Mrs. Katie Davé
  • Trey Davis
  • Vince & Debbie Davis
  • Jim & Franny DeLong*
  • W. E. Dunlap*
  • Dana Echols
  • Austin & Regina Edmondson
  • Billy & Diane Farnell Edwards
  • Ruth Faulkner*
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ferguson
  • Dr. & Mrs. Harry H. Ferran, Jr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lou Fockele*
  • Rob & Leslie Fowler
  • Jim & Judy Gardner
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Glover
  • Dr. Casey J. & Mrs. Susan L. Graybeal
  • Cindy Green & Larry Monroe
  • Dr. S.T.  Greenstone
  • Jonathan Grindle
  • Danita Hamilton
  • Nat & Sonya Hancock
  • Lisa Harris
  • Ben & Sherri Harrison
  • Clifton & Donna Hastings
  • Ann Haynes*
  • David Haynes
  • Dr. & Mrs. John L. Hemmer, Jr.
  • Marvin & Valerie Hewatt
  • Jack Hodge
  • Dr. Jim & Judy Holcomb
  • Gail Hough
  • Jack Hough*
  • Joy House
  • Betty W. Howard
  • Bill Howard & Eileen Howard*
  • Sherri Hughes
  • John & Cinda Hulsey
  • Gary Hutchins
  • Rafael & Ivelisse Isaias
  • Dr. & Mrs. James Jackson
  • Dr. Henry S. Jennings, Jr.*
  • James & Stephanie Joedecke
  • Brenda Jones
  • Dr. Eric & Mrs. Margaret Jones
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ellis B. Keener
  • C. Neil Kelley*
  • Steve Kelly
  • Jim Kruer & Taff Isaacs
  • Dr. & Mrs. Linton L. Kuchler
  • Ben H. Lancaster, Jr.
  • Griff & Nikki Law
  • The Estate of Victor Lee
  • Billy D. Lewis
  • Rebecca J. Loomis
  • Dr. Jyoti Manekar & Mr. Rao Manekar
  • Diane Marlow*
  • Gene Marlow
  • Greta & Wesley E. Martin
  • Mary Martin
  • Mr. & Mrs. James E. Mathis, Sr.*
  • The Jim Mathis Family Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation
  • Kevin & April Matson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry McConnell
  • Steven McNeilly
  • Ms. Emily McWhorter
  • John Melvin*
  • Mary Lou Melvin
  • Cathy Minish
  • Dr. John Delano & Mrs. Caroline Giles Mixon
  • W. Newton & Joyce Moore
  • Dr. Larry Morris*
  • Ms. Barbara C. Mullinax
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ben Mundy*
  • John P. & Martha T. Nesbitt
  • Drs. Monica & Wylie Newton
  • Allen & Meg Nivens
  • Johnny & Cindy Nivens
  • John & Linda Nix
  • Ken & Cathy Nix
  • Bruce Nixon, MD
  • Kathryn E. Nowak
  • Estate of Robert Alvin and Lily Norris Owen
  • Dianna Painter
  • Chris & Vickie Paravate
  • Patrice Parris
  • Lisa Pasley
  • Scott & Desirae Phillips
  • Rudy & Melissa Pittman
  • Dr. Julie Presley & Mr. Clint Presley
  • Ricky Presley
  • Teresa Presley*
  • Mr. & Mrs. Spence Price
  • John D. Prien, Jr.
  • Joanne Frances Eppard Prien*
  • Heidi Pritchett
  • Brad & Jennifer Puryear
  • Bill Rezak*
  • Dr. Christina Rich
  • Kenneth E. Roberson
  • Gregory & Mary Robinson
  • Billy Rogers*
  • Mary Rogers
  • Rhonda Rogers
  • George & Sandra Romberg
  • Sonny & Phyllis Roshan
  • Kathy F. Ross
  • Lillie E. Ross
  • Al & Reneigh Satterfield
  • Dee Scarpellino & Jack Scarpellino*
  • Susan Scribner
  • Danny & Glenda Scroggs
  • The Estate of Margie Nadine Sealy
  • George & Francis Seelke
  • James & Lee Silavent
  • Mr. & Mrs. William H. Slack III
  • Estate of Joann Smith
  • Harold & Jo Ann Smith
  • John & Lorraine Smith
  • Veran Smith
  • Mr. Gary D. Smith
  • Louis & June Smith
  • Mr. Kent A. Starke
  • Brian & Chauntelle Steines
  • Craig & Sandra Stewart
  • Dennis & Elaine Still
  • John & Rhonda Stites
  • Jamie & Warren Stribling
  • Drs. William W. Swan & Mary B. Hensien
  • Tread & Debbie Syfan
  • Dr. Robert Tether*
  • Faron & Linda Thompson
  • W.J. Thompson
  • Dr. & Mrs. Patrick B. Toms
  • Estate of Oliver & Nancy Toole
  • Annette Tucker
  • Daniel & Bethany Tuffy
  • Mr. John G. Turner
  • Danny & Melissa Tymchuk
  • Tracy M. Vardeman
  • Dr. & Mrs. Frank Waggoner
  • Tina & Jeff Walden
  • Jimmy & Jackie Wallace
  • Lisa Roachford Wallace
  • Bo & Laurie Weber
  • Debbie & Dave Weber
  • Robert D. Weber
  • Dr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Weidner
  • Estate of Charlotte Jo Westbrook
  • Harry & Janice Whitehead
  • Laura & RK Whitehead
  • Mrs. Jane Eve Wilheit*
  • Scotty & Jenny Williams
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Winham
Organizations
  • Anonymous
  • 101 Mobility of North Georgia
  • 12Stone Church
  • AFLAC – Betty Suggs
  • American Cancer Society
  • Amerigroup
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Angelica
  • Babies “R” Us
  • Barrow Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
  • Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.
  • Beverly’s Ace Hardware
  • BGW Dental Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Buisson Foundation, Inc.
  • Buisson Foundation, Inc.
  • Cabinet Place, Inc.
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Carroll Daniel Construction Company
  • Centimark Foundation
  • Charter Business
  • Chicopee Woods Golf Course
  • Cleveland Electric Company
  • Coker Group
  • Consumers Life Insurance Company
  • Coopers and Lybrand
  • Core Roofing Systems, Inc
  • Cottrell Foundation, Inc.
  • Courier Express
  • Cresswind LL Community Fund, Inc.
  • Dancy H. & Charles Wynne Fund
  • Dare To Share
  • Dawn Communications, Inc.
  • DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
  • E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
  • Emory University
  • Fairway Outdoor Advertising
  • Fockele Garden Company
  • Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP
  • Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
  • Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
  • Full Media
  • G&F Group, LLC
  • Gainesville First United Methodist Church
  • Gainesville Radiology Group PC
  • Gainesville Regional Pathology Assoc.
  • Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • Gibson Dental Designs, Inc.
  • H. Lloyd Hill Architects & Associates
  • Halski Systems
  • Hammes Company
  • Harry A. Gentry, DDS
  • Heart Center of Northeast Georgia
  • Hibble, Peters & Dawson, Inc.
  • Hollister Incorporated
  • Huff, Powell, & Bailey, LLC
  • Ingram Custom Electronics
  • J. Miller Sign Studio
  • Jackson Healthcare
  • JE Dunn Construction Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • King’s Hawaiian
  • Kubota Manufacturing of America
  • Lanier Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists PC
  • Lions Club of Georgia District D
  • Luther & Susie Harrison Foundation
  • M & R Equipment Rental
  • MAG Mutual Insurance Company
  • March of Dimes
  • Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Inc.
  • Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
  • Master Rumas Intl Association for Buddhist Meditation Inc.
  • McDonald’s
  • McKibbon Hotel Mgmt, Inc.
  • McKibbon-Robison
  • Medical Assoc of GA Institute for Excellence in Medicine
  • Medical Records Resources, Inc.
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • MenCom Corporation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Milton Martin Toyota
  • Northeast Georgia Cancer Specialists, PC
  • Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
  • Northeast Georgia Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center
  • Norton Agency Insurance
  • Owens & Minor, Inc.
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Ponder & Company
  • Presco Properties, Inc.
  • Primerica
  • PYA
  • Ralph & Mary Cleveland Foundation
  • Rochester & Associates
  • Rushton & Company
  • Sclafani Weisgerber Family Fund
  • Sino-USA Next Generation Foundation, Inc.
  • Slack Auto Parts Company
  • Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A.
  • Source4
  • South State Bank
  • Southern Transcription Services
  • Southern Wall Systems
  • Sovereign & EMC
  • Specialty Clinics of Georgia
  • Starlet Rhodes Jones Foundation
  • SteelFab, Inc.
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Vascular Disease Institute, P.C. & Obesity Solutions
  • Vulcan Materials Company Foundation
  • World’s Finest Chocolate
  • Xanitos, Inc.

* Indicates a deceased donor.

James H. Downey Society Members

The Downey Society allows philanthropically minded physicians the ability to further their daily efforts of helping people in the community by taking an active role in the funding initiatives of the Northeast Georgia Health System.

Downey Society member list

Love Light

Donations to Love Light honor or memorialize loved ones. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible and benefit Hospice of NGMC.

Love Light Donor List
  • Becky Hair
  • Dancy H. & Charles S. Wynne Fund
  • Danny & Lynda Askew
  • Doug & Chris Parks
  • Hardy & Donna Johnson
  • James A. Walters Family
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Casper
  • Neal W. Booth Sr. & Sandy P. Booth
  • Philip & Mary Hart Wilheit
  • Robert G. Kopp, Sr.

WATCH Members

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) employee donors help patients, families and community members through their generous donations to WATCH, the employee giving club of NGHS. Members of WATCH fund technological improvements and education throughout the hospital and many community prevention programs like the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and March of Dimes’ March for Babies to build a healthier Northeast Georgia.