Memorial Hospital Foundation
The mission of the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation, Inc. is to assist Memorial Hospital in "building a healthier community." In particular, to develop philanthropic support for Memorial Hospital and to generate a high level of community understanding and involvement in Memorial Hospital's vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Because of YOU

From January 2017 through July 2017 for our oncology patients alone we have....
  • Assisted 79 patients with transportation cost
  • Assisted 115 patients with medication cost
The Memorial Hospital Foundation established to the Oncology Patient Special Needs Fund to assist our patients with their expensive prescription drug needs as well as transportation to and from Memorial.

Thank You
for your generous donations and support!  

Summer 2017 News & Events

Rick's Speakeasy raises $7,000 for Oncology Fund

We were presented with a $7,000 check for our Oncology Patient Special Needs Fund from the Rick's Speakeasy fundraiser that was held in memory of former Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Member, Rick Amos, who recently lost his battle with cancer. The fundraiser was organized by Center Stage Theatre, Biloxi Little Theatre, Gulfport Little Theatre and his friends and family. The Oncology Patient Special Needs Fund provides financial support for patients who are receiving treatment for cancer at Memorial Hospital.

Click here to make a donation to the Oncology Patient Special Needs Fund
Stair Evacuation Chairs

Through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, we have installed 18 stair evacuation chairs throughout the hospital. The chairs will allow employees to safely evacuate immobile patients in case of an emergency. Patient transport in stairways has a high reported back injury rate, these chairs will significantly improve safety and prevent injury for both the employee and the patient. This is another step to continue to provide the best care possible to Memorial Hospital patients.

Shuckers game raises $16,000 for Breast Cancer

The Biloxi Shuckers partnered with us for a breast cancer awareness game benefiting the Favre4Hope fund on Friday, June 2nd. The Favre4Hope fund provides co-pay and other financial assistance to patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer at Memorial. The Shuckers recognized breast cancer survivors Angie Johnson, Jennifer Glenn and Debbie Clark, who were treated at Memorial. Angie threw out the first pitch and Memorial employee, Kyle Crosby, and his daughter sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. A jersey auction was held during the game which raised almost $5,800! The Favre4Hope Foundation matched the money raised for a grand total of $16,000 for breast cancer patients.  
2017 Burdonne Young Scholarship Recipients

We received 22 exceptional applications and 6 candidates were selected to receive the 2017 Burdonne Young Scholarships: Madeline Appel, Amanda Taylor Chambliss, Virginia Madison King, Aaron H. Mallette, Christiana Ogletree and Allyson Maria Perkins. They were awarded $1,000 each at a scholarship reception on June 2nd.
The Burdonne Young Scholarships are awarded annually to dependents of Memorial employees enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a college or university in the fall or are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university. They are named in honor of the late Burdonne Young, former nurse for Memorial for over 50 years.
The Scholarships are made possible by Memorial employees who donated funds through the Foundation Employee Campaign to the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund.

New 2017 Guardian Angels

We've received several nominations for Guardian Angels over the past few months. So far we have pinned 8 first time Guardian Angels: Dr. David Kuhlmann, Leanne Peterson, RN, Elizabeth Seal, NP, Dunam "Nami" Summerford, Angela Lavid, RN, Ashley House, NP, Adam Hathcock and Jamie Davis, RN! They were all very touched to receive the recognition and appreciation from their patients and patients' families. Our 2017 Guardian Angels will be recognized at the 2018 Guardian Angel Gala and we're accepting nominations through the end of the year.

Click here for more info on the program and to view our full list of 2017 Guardian Angels
Save the Date!

Our 2018 Guardian Angel Gala will be on Friday, March 9th at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel & Casino. We will honor our 2017 Guardian Angels and enjoy delicious food and drink, dance the night away to GOT Groove and raffle off some great prizes! Invites will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Please give us a call at 228-865-3419 or email if you have any questions or want to reserve a table.

Board of Directors:

Chevis Swetman, Chairman

Paul Bertucci, Vice Chairman

Roianne Newman Gutierrez, Secretary/Treasurer

Roy Anderson III, Sandra Boddie, Larry Clark, Dr. Charles Slonaker, John "Shorty" Sneed, Clay Wagner, Rodger Wilder

Dave Estorge, Foundation President

Dana Lamey, Foundation Financial & Fund Operations Specialist

Kathryn Moran, Foundation Donor Marketing Specialist


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