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Established in 1949, The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. secures financial and volunteer resources for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care to provide for a healthier future through medical education, research, and patient care. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our patients, students, and faculty.

Stories

Stories
Changing Childrens' Lives Through Auditory Brain Stem Implants

Grayson ClampMuch of the world was fascinated with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Please join us by investing in our cutting-edge research. Make a gift today in support of our Auditory Brain Stem Implant Clinical Trial and help us implant 9 more children.

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Friday, September 12, 2014 1:41:00 PM

Braun named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina

BraunAnn Braun, a development professional with extensive experience in both academic medicine and hospital fundraising, will become President of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development of the UNC School of Medicine on May 19th, 2014. Ms. Braun will lead fifty development professionals at the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, a charitable not-for-profit organization that raises private philanthropic funds to support the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health Care. Ann Braun’s most recent position was serving as President and Chief Development Officer of the Palomar Health Foundation, California’s largest hospital district, covering a 2200 square mile area in North San Diego County.

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Friday, September 12, 2014 1:31:00 PM

Donor Story – Brent and Dana Jones

Although Brent and Dana Jones reside in Danville CA, Chapel Hill is just as much “home,” partly because their daughter Courtney played for the UNC Women’s Soccer Team — two-time national champions. The team chose to support the Patient & Family Resource Center through an annual event that drew the Jones family closer to the Cancer Center.

Jones FamilyAfter meeting with Dr. Don Rosenstein and team, Dana recalls: “Brent and I knew instantly this is what we wanted to get behind personally. For patients and caregivers to have access to this safe haven of emotional support, educational resources and assistance with financial hardship is so vital, but not a given in every cancer hospital. It signaled to us that UNC Lineberger is a cancer center with a heart that puts patients and families first. We wanted to be part of this incredibly caring place and have embraced it ever since.”

Cancer has impacted the Jones family in many ways. Dana’s grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and has served as a constant reminder of this disease. Dana’s father is battling recently diagnosed metastasized lung cancer and their sister-in-law was in recent weeks given the diagnosis of glioblastoma.

Soon after joining the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors Brent and Dana decided to make a generous gift to name the Chaplain’s office in the Cancer Center, knowing first hand that spiritual support is an important part of the healing process for cancer patients. They also made a gift toward the first annual Pediatric Retreat for Children with Cancer knowing that such a gift would make it possible for entire families to enjoy a weekend of fellowship and fun.

Brent, a former All-Pro San Francisco 49er and now a venture capital fund manager reflects: “Now that our daughter has graduated from UNC, we have a different, but equally compelling reason for returning to Chapel Hill — the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.”


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM