The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Foundation

A 5-year-old child’s positive experience in Levine Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department compelled his family to give back generously to enhance emergency transport services offered by the Children’s Hospital. Carolinas HealthCare Foundation was honored to receive a $348,900 gift from the Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation to fund a new pediatric ambulance. Read more.


COPD Foundation funds CHS

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation was awarded a $146,000 grant by the COPD Foundation, whose mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. With the selection of Predixion Insight™, a cloud-based analytics platform that provides real-time, advanced analytics, and Carolinas HealthCare System as the site of the study, the COPD Foundation aims to build a predictive model to reduce the risk of readmissions for patients with COPD by improving quality of care.


Heineman Foundation of Charlotte

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation has recently received Heineman Foundation grants of $50,000 in support of a research project at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute led by Dr. Jeko Madjarov entitled Surgical Intervention for Marfan’s Syndrome, and an additional $75,000 in support for Dr. Michael Eckrich’s research project at Levine Children’s Hospital entitled Tcell Depleted Alternative Donor Stem Cell Transplant for Severe Sickle Cell Disease.


Jim and Lee Vann

Thanks to a generous gift  of $25,000 from Jim and Lee Vann, the teen room located on the pediatric rehabilitation floor of Levine Children’s Hospital will be transformed into a therapeutic escape for our patients, and their family and friends. The renovation will create an engaging space to help optimize the patient’s recovery and give them a comfortable space to relax and “just be kids.” The Vanns have recently relocated to Charlotte from Indiana and wanted to begin to direct their philanthropic support in their new hometown.


Cupid’s Cup 5K

On Valentine’s weekend, despite freezing weather, more than 600 runners and walkers participated in the 12th Annual Cupid’s Cup 5K and 1 Mile Walk benefiting cardiac rehabilitation programs at Carolinas HealthCare System–Pineville, Union, and SouthPark. Starting and ending outside of Carolinas Medical Center–Myers Park, participants enjoyed a scenic course through Charlotte’s historic Dilworth neighborhood. Raising over $30,000, Cupid’s Cup provides valuable funding for patient education, outreach, and scholarships at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Cardiac Rehabilitation programs. This successful fundraiser also covers the cost for uninsured patients to attend up to 36 rehabilitation sessions to manage their cardiovascular health. The event has raised approximately $520,000 over its 12-year history.