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Employee donors “love to give” in 2018

Spartanburg Regional associates are among the most generous donors to Spartanburg Regional Foundation. And they came through once again in 2018 – to the tune of $1.2 million. These contributions will support a wide range of healthcare system initiatives and community health needs.

“Year after year, staff members demonstrate their commitment to our health system and patients by giving back,” said Shelly Sinclair, who directs the Foundation’s annual employee campaign. “We had a great year in 2018, and we’re just very grateful for the generosity of employee donors.”

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is organized around its cancer, heart, and hospice divisions. In each of these areas, donors support training for staff, equipment upgrades, community education, and assistance to patients facing financial hardship. Other funds managed by the Foundation support areas such as pediatric care, organ donation awareness, stroke prevention, and mental health.

Spartanburg Regional employees’ reasons for giving back are diverse. On the online site – – where employees can sign on and make donations, many left comments about their motivation to contribute in 2018.

Other employee donors said they were motivated by a passion for serving patients and by respect for co-workers:

“It makes me proud to be a part of Spartanburg Regional because it is so committed to meeting the needs of our community. As a hospice nurse, I see that commitment….The Special Needs Fund helps provide quality of life to patients and comfort to their families.”

“Behavioral Health helps many underserved individuals. I love working in this area and wish to share a little help support our cause.”

“I was born and raised in a third-world country where financial resources to help others were nil or nonexistent, so I feel I’m giving back the best I can to this country that has given me an opportunity to advance my personal and professional goals.”

 “Support for staff education improves patient care through improved knowledge!”

During the employee campaign, which takes place in the fall, Sinclair and other Foundation staff members visit with associates in the departments where they work to provide information about how to give and to raise awareness about funds that address various needs. 

“It’s a fun time of year for our staff because we get to visit all the departments and be reminded of the good work that is being done throughout our healthcare system,” Sinclair said.

She added that the campaign provides a valuable perspective for the Foundation as it works to support the efforts of caregivers.

“It gives us an opportunity to gain insight into everything that goes into providing care for the patients Spartanburg Regional serves,” she said.

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