The Leon Levine Foundation Awards WCMS $50K Grant

Asheville, NC Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) is happy to announce that The Leon Levin Foundation has awarded the organization a $50K grant. This generous funding will support WCMS’ ongoing efforts to improve healthcare access and outcomes for underserved populations in Western North Carolina.

The grant will be directed towards WCMS’s flagship programs, including Project Access®, which connects low-income, uninsured patients with free or low-cost medical services, and the WCMS Interpreter Network, which provides medical interpretation services to Limited English-speaking and Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.

“We are incredibly grateful to The Leon Levine Foundation for their partnership with our agency via this substantial grant,” said Karen Wallace-Meigs, Executive Director of WCMS. “This funding will enable us to expand our reach and enhance our programs, ensuring that even more individuals in our community have access to the quality healthcare they need and deserve.”

About The Leon Levine Foundation

Established in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth. Learn more online at or follow on Twitter and Facebook @LeonLevineFdn.

About The Western Carolina Medical Society

The Western Carolina Medical Society has a membership of more than 700 physicians and physician assistants. Its mission is to advocate for healthy communities, increase access to affordable healthcare, fight health inequities, and promote wellness in WNC. Since 1885, WCMS has been respected for its leadership and innovation in addressing issues of access to affordable health care, disparities in health, and wellness promotion. Throughout its history, WCMS has been at the forefront of working collaboratively with area organizations to address the health challenges facing our community’s residents.