WCMS Foundation Endowment Fund Provides Support for Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County

November 28, 2016

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Jackson County received $8,640 from WCMS Foundation's Endowment Fund (as part of a $20,000 Community Foundation of WNC People in Need Grant) for an 8-month initiative to transition from a paper medical record system to an electronic health record system.

The Endowment was formed in 1998 in recognition of the tradition of community giving, compassion and caring of physician families. The Endowment was originally established through a partnership between the Buncombe County Medical Society (now the Western Carolina Medical Society) and the BCMS Alliance.

As a perpetual fund, the principal of the Endowment is a permanent and enduring gift to our community. Each year, earnings from the Endowment provide essential financial support to local health-related charitable programs serving communities throughout western North Carolina.

As of February 2013, The Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation and the Alliance approved a grantmaking partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for our Endowment. This means that Endowment grant funds will be allocated through CFWNC, with a specific preference for allocating Endowment funds via their People in Need/Janirve Legacy grants program. Endowment funds will be used for health-related programs and may be awarded in the counties in WCMS’ catchment area: McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, Transylvania, Macon, Jackson, Swain, Graham, Clay, and/or Cherokee County. For more information about the People in Need/Janirve Legacy grantmaking process, click here.

If you have further questions, please contact Miriam Schwarz, WCMS CEO, at ceo@mywcms.org.