Mission Health has the core objective to improve the health of the people of western North Carolina by helping each person to be well, get well and stay well

The Department of Philanthropy serves the philanthropic efforts across six regional hospital foundations.  As the last independently owned hospital system in western North Carolina, Mission Health's Department of Philanthropy connects the generosity of the community with strategically formulated programs that provide the structure for a sustainable healthcare model for the 879,000 people we serve. 

Mission Health Department of Philanthropy serves 18 counties in western North Carolina and has 6 hospital locations. This colorful picture of western North Carolina illustrates a few key statistics about this area. Mission Health System’s greater aim is to ensure access to the highest quality healthcare across the region and is committed to help the people of western North Carolina to be well, get well and stay well.


Critical Funding Needs

Mission Health System is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina.

As a not-for-profit organization, Mission Health System reinvests all funds directly back into the healthcare system. As a “safety net” hospital, Mission provides high quality and compassionate health care regardless of ability to pay. Each year, Mission delivers more than $70 million in community benefit, which includes charity and uncompensated care. To provide outstanding care to all, as well as continually advance knowledge and medical opportunities Mission must rely on funding from individuals and foundations. Philanthropic support provides funding for the gaps that occur throughout the organization. The critical funding needs, also known as cases for support, are the strategic needs of each program.


Purposeful Engagements 

Purposeful Engagements are events used to engage community leaders and philanthropic individuals with the programs and services offered at Mission Health System. While the events are geared toward informing and educating community members, they also serve as a catalyst for developing meaningful relationships with individuals committed to making a difference in healthcare in North Carolina. Clinical leaders work in close collaboration with system leadership to understand the areas of strategic development in order to build a more sustainable healthcare system for western North Carolina. This year, the Department of Philanthropy is pleased to announce the Purposeful Engagements for 2016: Kiss Cares for Kids Radiothon, Faces of Hope in Asheville, Faces of Hope on the Plateau, Faces of Hope in Transylvania, the Mission Health Vendor Classic and Mission Health Grand Gala. These purposeful engagements are invitation only events.  


Resource Developments

Resource Developments is the method in which the Department of Philanthropy engages the community. Through ever-improving communications, alignment and empowerment, the Department of Philanthropy aims to educate on our processes and plans through Roundtable Videos, frequent newsletters, quarterly meetings, an annual retreat, and consistent touchpoints with Department of Philanthropy liaison. We aim to educate and empower community leaders to facilitate alignment and exceptional outcomes for those 879,000 people in western North Carolina Mission Health System serves. The videos below explain various processes within our resource development process as a roundtable discussion where Board Members, Mission Leadership, Advancement Council Members and staff members discuss the topic at hand.

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