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 2014 Annual Report

Our 2014 annual report introduces you to Centra Medical Group MobileMed, a mobile medical service that brings primary care to those who lack access to healthcare. You'll also meet people and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of many in our region. David Wilt, market president of SunTrust Bank, discusses the bank's long-time support of the Centra Foundation. Centra Foundation board member Mark Townsend, M.D., pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist, and his wife, Alice, who volunteers on our Children's Miracle Network Steering Committee, talk about their commitment to improving healthcare in our community.

Thousands of donors in our community support our mission every year. They include past patients, friends, physicians, nurses, staff, volunteers, businesses, corporations and board members. Their gifts — and yours — help us ensure that our health system remains one of the best in the nation. Thank you again for your support of the Centra Foundation.