About the Foundation


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The Centra Foundation has made a wide range of contributions toward the health care needs of our region. Through your help, the Foundation has sponsored medical screenings, offered health education programs on a variety of topics, funded indigent care and helped needy students pursue nursing careers.

Donations to the Annual Fund enhance and enrich the services, programs, and facilities of Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist Hospital in order to assist Centra in meeting and solving community health problems.

We collaborate with physicians in our community to offer frank and informative presentations on various health issues including breast and prostate cancer, heart attack and stroke, women's health, orthopedics, and mental health. We also help sponsor programs for childhood immunizations, teenage parents, and children's bicycle helmet safety.

The Centra Foundation raised $12.5 million to support two major initiatives of Centra with the FOR NOW...FOR THE FUTURE: Centra Prepares for the 21st Century Campaign. A 108 bed, multi-specialty East Tower at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and the state-of-the-art Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center. These projects required major capital investment and the support of the community to be successful.

Centra Foundation 2013 Annual Report

In this annual report you will read about Centra Foundation donors Mary Jane and Charlie Pryor and why they believe it is important to support the mission of the Foundation. Charlie serves on the Centra Board of Directors and Mary Jane serves on the Centra Foundation Board of Directors. You will also find profiles on Dr. Robert and Lucy Cook as well as Ronnie Kidd. Dr. Cook serves as physician board representative on the Centra Board of Directors. Ronnie Kidd, president of Southern Air, knows from experience that first-class health care is critical to the success of organizations in central Virginia. Please take a minute to review articles on our recent events and the Employee, Volunteer and Physician Annual Fund Campaign.
Again, we would like to thank the thousands of donors in our community who support our mission each year. These donors include past patients, friends, physicians, nurses, staff, volunteers, businesses, corporations and board members.