Below is an overview of major gifts made in January 2016 in support of Carolinas HealthCare System and our community. We deeply appreciate our donors and community partners for their continuing support.


Salton Family Gift, $50K Behavioral Health

Dr. and Mrs. Russell A. Salton generously contributed $50,000 to support ongoing facilities improvements, new treatment advances, as well as education and clinical research programs for Carolinas HealthCare System behavioral health facilities in Charlotte and Davidson. The Saltons have contributed $200,000 to  Carolinas HealthCare System behavioral health programs over the last four years.


MedEvac Foundation International, $80,000 Emergency Medicine

A grant for $80,000 was awarded to Daniel Patterson, PhD, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center to support Dr. Patterson’s continuing research study aimed at improving safety in air-medical EMS.


Receptions for Research, $75,000 Levine Children’s Hospital Advancement Fund

Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation, Receptions for Research, recently made an additional generous gift of $75,000 to support the HEARTest Yard Fund. Oslen’s Foundation has now contributed over $700,000 to the HEARTest Yard program since 2013. The HEARTest Yard supports a family service program (administered in conjunction with Levine Children‘s Hospital) designed to make the transition from the hospital to the home much easier for families of infants affected by congenital heart disease. Learn more about the HEARTest Yard Fund.


Mac and Andy Everett, Dalgliesh Melanoma Research Project

Mac and Andy Everett have recently made an additional generous gift to the John D. Dalgliesh Melanoma Research Fund. Established by the Everetts in 2011, the John D. Dalgliesh Melanoma Research Fund honors the memory of the late Mr. John “Jay” Dalgliesh. The Everetts continue to honor Mr. Dalgliesh’s legacy through contributions to the Fund, which serves to advance Levine Cancer Institute’s melanoma research efforts allowing Levine Cancer Institute to offer the latest available therapies to melanoma patients and families.