Prisma Health Baptist Easley Foundation
In 1947 Sarah Hamilton Meece donated the land to start the construction of Easley General Hospital. Ever since that day, individuals have played a major role in the life of what is now Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital. The Prisma Health Baptist Easley Foundation was founded in 1988 to provide a better way for our community to support and advocate for the hospital. Contributions have helped Baptist Easley Hospital maintain and improve the care we offer.
Make a donation
Thank you for giving to the Baptist Easley Foundation (Tax ID 57-0880538). Your support of Baptist Easley Hospital will help further our purpose: to inspire health, serve with compassion and be the difference.
A star is born
Share your joy by supporting healthcare for other moms and babies. For a tax deductible gift of $150, your child’s name and birth date can be commemorated on a star placed on our Baby Wall of Fame. All proceeds benefit the mom and baby department.
Purchase a brick
The Baptist Easley Foundation invites you to sponsor a brick at Baptist Easley Hospital. For a $100 tax deductible gift, you can create a permanent monument for yourself or a loved one while investing in our pursuit to be the best in community healthcare.
There are a number of ways to financially support the Baptist Easley Foundation.
Annual giving is an opportunity for our community to invest financial resources in support of the Foundation’s efforts to enhance the quality of care provided by Baptist Easley Hospital. The Foundation’s annual campaign is a coordinated fundraising drive to solicit past and future supporters of our hospital.
Your memorial gift to the Foundation honors someone special in an extraordinary way. Gifts made in memory of your loved one or in honor of a special occasion, help Baptist Easley continue to ensure that patients receive the finest of medical care.
Memorial gifts are deposited in the Foundation’s Endowment Fund, which is an account that is never spent. The Endowment Fund is invested, with a portion of the annual earnings going to support future hospital needs. An acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the individual of your choice, but the amount of your gift will remain confidential.
Team member and volunteer campaign
Team member and volunteers of Baptist Easley Hospital have an opportunity to support the Foundation by making an outright gift or through a payroll-deducted gift.
Departmental representatives determine annual projects and solicit fellow team members and volunteers during the annual campaign.
Planned giving is defined as an established plan to distribute your assets upon your death and the death of a loved one or relative that you designate. A person’s possessions includes assets such as equity in a home, personal or group life insurance, deferred employee benefits, the value of a business you own, and real estate investments. The Foundation encourages individuals considering including Baptist Easley in their estate plan to contact your tax advisor, CPA or tax attorney.
The Foundation initiated the Legacy Society in 2011 to recognize individuals who have included the Baptist Easley Foundation in their estate plan. Membership in the Legacy Society is granted for life. Documentation of your generosity may include a letter from your attorney and/or financial advisor affirming your commitment. In addition, you may provide the Foundation a copy of the relevant portion of the legal document in which your gift is described.
In recognition of your outstanding support, the Foundation will:
- List your name in Foundation publications to the extent you desire
- Invite you to special Legacy Society events and receptions
- Provide you special services, such as flu shots and health educational offerings
- Provide permanent recognition on the Legacy Society plaque in the Concourse at Baptist Easley Hospital
Frequently asked questions
The Baptist Easley Board, in conjunction with the Foundation, created an endowed scholarship fund to honor former hospital CEO Roddey E. Gettys, III. Gettys retired in February 2013 after 43 years of distinguished service to Baptist Easley Hospital. The Gettys Scholarship was initiated to provide scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, and to perpetuate Gettys’ legacy of clinical excellence and patient-focused service now synonymous with Baptist Easley Hospital.
The Baptist Easley Foundation will award the Gettys Scholarship prior to the 2021-2022 academic year based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in healthcare by completing at least one full academic year (30 semester credits) in a healthcare related discipline.
- Be in good academic standing at the time of application and on track to graduate in a healthcare related discipline.
- Be enrolled in an accredited or board approved healthcare related curriculum in an associates degree program, a four-year degree program or a post-graduate program.
- Demonstrate a commitment to community service.
- Be a full-time resident of Pickens, Anderson, Greenville or Oconee County in South Carolina.
2021 Board of Directors
Board Chair: Ruth Rice
Vice Chair: Andy Sevic
Secretary: Sallie Robinson
Treasurer: Lucas Durham
Dr. Walter Coleman
Baptist Easley Foundation
P.O. Box 1988
Easley, SC 29641