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Donor Report

The Lenoir Memorial Foundation publishes an annual Donor Report to provide a synopsis of yearly activities including the golf tournament and holiday reception.  This report is independent of any annual reports distributed by Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

The Donor Report includes a list of the programs, projects and services funded by the Foundation during the given year.  It also contains information on ways to give to the Foundation, how to include the Foundation in your estate plans, and a summary of the revenue generated from fundraising and investments.  A list of donors and supporters is included in the Donor Report.

A copy of the yearly report can be obtained by contacting the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or by emailing the Dirk Griffith foundation director at

Download 2010 Donor Report


Cradle Crowd

The birth of a baby is a time of great joy and celebration. The Lenoir Memorial Foundation is pleased to offer a very special way for parents, grandparents and friends to commemorate this wonderful event. The Cradle Crowd is a unique tribute that, unlike flowers or clothing, will last a lifetime.

With a minimum gift of $125, you will receive two beautiful satin-silver medallions etched with the actual footprint, name and date of birth of your special baby. One medallion can be placed on the Cradle Crowd wall located in the Family Birth Center reception area. You can select the spot and take pictures of the baby and family members present as the medallion is being attached. The duplicate medallion comes with a Lucite easel for a free-standing display; it can be given to the parents, grandparents or other interested party.

Proceeds from the Cradle Crowd are used to sustain and enhance newborn services and equipment at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Literally, a gift of life, your commemoration results in top quality care for a tiny newborn, life-saving technology and skilled staffing for the Family Birth Center.  This gift helps to fund educational programs for new “moms” including classes on newborn care, breast feeding and infant immunization. A brochure with information about the Cradle Crowd including the enrollment form can be obtained at the nurses’ station within the Family Birth Center. Additional information is available by contacting the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.

Checks should be made payable to the Lenoir Memorial Foundation and mailed to 100 Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28501.


Holiday Benefit Reception

To kickoff the holidays, the Lenoir Memorial Foundation holds an annual Holiday Benefit Reception on the first Thursday evening following Thanksgiving.  The event is held at The Bentley, a neo-classical revival home, now beautifully restored as a bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Kinston.

Invitations are extended to all individuals who have supported the Foundation’s projects and services throughout the year.  Guests enjoy an evening of fine food while mingling with friends amidst the beautifully decorated rooms.  Holiday ambiance abounds with musical entertainment playing on the mezzanine atop the grand center staircase.

For information about the Holiday Benefit Reception or to request an invitation, contact the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or email Dirk Griffith at


Annual Benefit Golf Tournament


The Lenoir Memorial Foundation holds an annual Superball Golf Tournament each May at the Kinston Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be used exclusively for Stroke Prevention and Awareness. The 2015 tournament date is May 7th.

Since its inception in 1999, this event has been known as “the tournament to play in” for friends of the Hospital, corporate vendors, and Kinston area golfers. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. A buffet lunch is served in the Club’s dining room prior to the 12 noon shotgun start.

The chance to win a premium golf club on one of five holes serves as one of the hallmarks of the tournament. A premium club goes to winners of closest to the pin on four par 3’s, and the longest and most accurate drives. The putt-off contest winner has a chance to take home a $500 cash prize. Plus, we have the best volunteers!

Click here for a PDF of the tournament brochure or Click here to register and pay securely online. We’re anticipating a full course again so please ensure your spot by registering today. Anyone interested in being a sponsor or a player in the tournament should contact the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or email Dirk Griffith at


Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Individuals may choose options that correspond to their personal interests and provide them with distinct tax advantages. A gift of cash to the Lenoir Memorial Foundation provides immediate benefits; a deferred gift allows the donor to retain an interest in the gift property. Download the Lenoir Memorial Foundation Donation Form. If you would prefer instead to make your gift online, on a secure site, please click on Make My Gift Online.
Donations at any level are welcomed and appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  

Gifts You Can Make Today
•    Cash, checks, credit card contributions (use printed form above or online), money orders and bank drafts
•    Stocks, bonds or mutual funds (call the Foundation Director for details at 252-522-7262)
•    Property or real estate (subject to approval by the board of directors)
•    Memorials and honorariums (use printed form above)
•    Pledges and installments exceeding $1,000; donors receive full tax benefits in the years of the contributions

Gifts You Can Defer Until Later
•    Bequests
•    Life insurance naming the Foundation as owner/beneficiary
•    Charitable remainder trusts
•    Retirement plans
•    Charitable gift annuities
•    Charitable lead trusts

To include the Lenoir Memorial Foundation in your estate planning, contact your financial advisor or the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.


Board of Directors


Gary E. Black
President/CEO, Lenoir Memorial Hospital
Marie Blizzard
Eugenia Briley Mary Cauley
Treasurer, LMH Board of Directors
**Jeffrey C. Davis
Edward Jones Investments
Robert T. Gallaher, M.D.
Kinston Pulmonary Associates, P.A.
Nicholas E. Harvey, Sr.
Attorney, Nicholas E. Harvey Law Office
J. P. Walters
Rasberry, Shackelford & Associates
Luther E. Ledford, Jr.
Retired, First Citizens Bank
*D. Stuart Lindley
President, Discovery Insurance Company

Joe Rasberry
Rasberry, Shackelford & Associates

Frances W. Theodorakis
Banker, First Citizens Bank

Louise May
Lenoir Memorial Hospital Volunteers

M. W. “Pete” Pully
Retired, GlaxoSmithKline
Kay T. Turner
Clinical Instructor, Lenoir Memorial
Gordon E. Vermillion
President, Select Foods
Molly Kelley Carey B. Washburn
Retired Chemist, E. I. DuPont
Joan Smith
Foundation Administrative Assistant
Email Joan
Dirk Griffith
Foundation Director
Email Dirk

* Chairperson
** Vice chairperson



Photo of Fountain dedicated by Myrtilla Harvey Brody
Fountain dedicated by Myrtilla Harvey Brody

The Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation was founded in 1986 as a non-profit, independent and tax-exempt charitable corporation. The primary goal of the Foundation is to receive, administer and disperse contributions for the benefit of Lenoir Memorial Hospital and the people it serves.  

The Lenoir Memorial Foundation provides funding to Lenoir Memorial Hospital for the purposes of
•    purchasing equipment
•    upgrading medical technology for physicians and staff
•    enhancing patient care
•    supporting community health initiatives
•    building an endowment   

A capital campaign in 2006 supported Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s celebration of “100 years of hospital care”. The Foundation looks forward to playing a major role in generating funding for future capital construction projects.

An eighteen member Board of Directors governs the operations of the Foundation through quarterly meetings. Annual and quarterly audits of the Foundation’s financial records are prepared by independent accounting firms.

All gifts to the Foundation are charitable contributions and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Private gifts and grants are the major sources of funding for our Foundation. In addition to the personal satisfaction of contributing, donors receive the Foundation’s annual Donor Report and invitations to special events sponsored by the Foundation and by Lenoir Memorial Hospital. To recognize the philanthropy of major contributors, a donor board located in the hospital lobby lists individuals and businesses contributing at identified levels annually.  

Questions about the Lenoir Memorial Foundation can be answered by contacting Dirk Griffith, Executive Director, at 252-522-7262 or by email at



2016 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016.  If you don't enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. If you don't have coverage in 2016, you may have to pay a fee.  The fee is higher in 2016 than it was in 2015.  For questions related to Affordable Care Act insurance coverage, to enroll or for assistance with documentation, contact Terrence Body, case manager, at 252-522-7977, or Kinston Community Health Center at 252-522-9800.


HealthLink - Fall 2015

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HealthLink - Winter 2015

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Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Marketplace

Lenoir Memorial plays a vital role in educating uninsured patients about their coverage options and helping them navigate the Marketplace.  There are several ways to apply for health coverage.  You can apply online using a laptop or desktop computer.  (You may not be able to complete the application using a smartphone or tablet.)  You can also fill out a paper application, apply over the telephone or apply in person at certain sites.  Find out more about the different ways to apply here.  Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are available within Lenoir Memorial to educate consumers and aid them in completing an application for coverage.   If you have questions or wish to set up an appointment, you may contact Terrence Body, social worker at 252-522-7977, a patient accounts counselor at 252-522-7000 or call 800-318-8596 at any time of day, seven days a week.  Or visit


HealthLink - Fall 2014

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I Can Cope - Caring for the Caregiver

Please join speaker and host, Janet Scism, medical social worker, for an evening of talk about caregivers; who they are, and what they do. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet at 252-522-7600.


Gentle Yoga

This 30 minute class will include a number of simple standing as well as mat poses.  Class will focus on correct posture, form, and safe yoga movements.  Connect with your inner self through breathing techniques and meditation.  Enhance your balance and overall strength and peace.  A great way to escape a stresful day! Beginner's level.  Must be a member to participate. 


Healthy at Every Size

Sometimes its not just about the weight loss! Learn about making healthy habits for real benefits of a healthy lifestyle --- that matter. Learn about the benefits of establishing an active lifestyle and a good diet and how even small changes can make a genuine impact. Get your new year off to a good start and join us to create non weight related goals for the new year. Even if you aren't seeing the weight loss, don't get discouraged, there are other measures of improvement that are real and can positively impact your health every day.  Join us for a Silver and Fit social immediately following this program.


Increase Your Fitness IQ

Whether you are new to exercise or you've been participating for years, a good combination of motivation with the correct information makes for the most beneficial workout.  Join Brittney to learn what common exercise mistakes you should avoid in order to stay safe.  This talk is fee and open to the public.  


Healthy Starts to the Day: Good Habits for a Great Day!

We have all heard the expression that "the early bird gets the worm".  When you start your morning off with good habits, you are setting yourself up for success all day long!  Join Graham as he discusses smart and efficient ways to begin your day, and different ideas of how they could fit into your daily routine.  Silver and Fit members are invited to stay after the free presentation for a Silver and Fit social in the Wellness Center.