This June, the Philip L. Van Every Foundation contributed $50,000 to the Cottie & Cake Fund in honor of Dr. Donald Russ, who recently retired after a distinguished career at Mecklenburg Medical Group. This generous gift will be used to help redesign interiors and add necessary medical equipment to the family sleep rooms located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nurseries (NICN) at Levine Children’s Hospital.

cottie and cake_resized for web event thumbThe Van Every Foundation’s contribution extends the impact of ongoing fundraising being led by a grateful family whose children received care at Levine Children’s Hospital’s NICN— Meghan and Steve Hampton. Together, they founded the Cottie & Cake Fund—named after their twin daughters, Katelynn and Scottlyn—who received care in the hospital’s NICN following a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. All funds raised to support the Cottie & Cake Fund directly benefit the neonatology program at Levine Children’s Hospital, as well as Charlotte Fetal Care Center.


About the Philip L. Van Every Foundation:

The Philip L. Van Every Foundation is dedicated to education, proper healthcare, rehabilitation, community service and the cultural arts. The Foundation is designed to support non-profit organizations working to strengthen their communities.