Clinch Memorial Foundation

In 2018, the Clinch Memorial Foundation was established to ensure quality health care in the community for future generations. As a rural, independent critical access hospital, Clinch Memorial faces many challenges and needs. Support from private citizens and local businesses help provide the latest medical technology, upgrade antiquated equipment and existing facilities, and improve patient care. The hospital is a not-for-profit and tax exempt organization - Section 501 (c)3. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.

How to Support Your Local Hospital

Clinch Memorial Foundation welcomes corporate, professional and individual support to further the mission and vision of the hospital. Giving opportunities include unrestricted annual gifts, gifts of stock, real estate or personal property. The Foundation has a well established gift planning program to assist donors with gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and endowments, gift annuities and bequests.

Join the 1957 Society

The Society, named in honor of the founding year Clinch County’s first public hospital, continues the tradition of those community members who saw the need and met the challenge. We recognize these donors for their annual gift to the Foundation. Annual gifts are a great way to ensure quality health care is sustained in our community. Below are the 2024 Annual Campaign contribution levels:

  • $100 - Bronze Level: 4x8 Brick Paver
  • $500 - Gold Level: 8x8 Brick Paver
  • $1,000+ - Platinum Level: 12x12 Granite Paver

1957 Society donors receive the following recognition:

  • Annual hallway recognition
  • Listing in Annual Report
  • In 2024, members of the 1957 Society will receive permanent recognition in the hospital's new Patient and Community Healing Garden.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Clinch Memorial Foundation welcomes memorial and tribute gifts to honor a special relative, friend, or associate. These gifts are given to provide a meaningful, lifetime recognition, or to celebrate a loved one’s special occasion. Donations may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose or area in the hospital. A notification is sent to the honoree or to the family, in the case of a memorable gift. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.


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Clinch Memorial Foundation Board and Committees


 Foundation Board Chairman - Gayle Hughes


Board Members - Ansley Carmichael, Barry Hart, Rosemary Leviton,
Eric Lutz, Mary Francis Paige, Courtney Tolle, Gretchen Vanerwegan


Annual Gifts Committee

Chairman, Ansley Carmichael

Michael Harper, Roger James,
Rosemary Leviton, Garland Lutz,
Mary Francis Paige, Gretchen Vanerwegan

Business Gifts Committee

Chairman, Eric Lutz

Jonathan Landrum, Courtney Tolle

Major Gifts Committee

Chairman, Barry Hart

Trevor Fortner, Jim Newton,
Reilly Robbins, Sam Shaw



Call the Clinch Memorial Foundation at (912) 470-2401 or email Lily Blitch at for more information about how you can begin supporting Clinch Memorial Hospital!

Thank you to all who supported our 2024 Cowboy Ball!


On the evening of April 26th, Clinch Memorial Foundation hosted its annual event fundraiser, a Cowboy Ball! Drawing over 150 attendees, Clinch Memorial Foundation raised over $10,000 for its new patient healing garden. The healing garden will be a space for Swing Bed Patients to rehabilitate during their stay at Clinch Memorial Hospital. In addition, Occupational and Physical Therapy Patients will utilize the healing garden for improving their activities of daily skills. See photos below of the exciting event and make plans to join us next year!