The Isabella Santos Foundation Commits $5 Million to Create Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Levine Children’s Hospital

A $5 million charitable commitment from the Isabella Santos Foundation will establish The Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Levine Children’s Hospital. The program will oversee care for all solid tumors, rare tumors, metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy and all related clinical and scientific research at Levine Children’s Hospital. The donation – one of the single largest in the hospital’s 10-year history – will fund the creation of a comprehensive team of providers and researchers uniquely positioned to advance care and research for rare and solid tumors. Learn more.


Celgene Corporation Advances Myeloma Research at Levine Cancer Institute

A generous $500,000 contribution from Celgene Corporation will fund innovative clinical and laboratory research being led by Dr. Saad Usmani and his colleagues at Levine Cancer Institute. Levine Cancer Institute’s Myeloma Research Program is internationally-recognized for advancing novel therapies that are improving treatment for multiple myeloma patients.


The Fullerton Foundation supports Behavioral Health

A grant for $220,000 awarded by the Fullerton Foundation of Gaffney, SC, will provide funding for Dr. Cheryl Dodds’ pilot perinatal depression screening research project being conducted at the Mindy Ellen Levine Behavioral Health Center. This grant will allow Atrium Health to develop new methods for offering the highest level of healthcare and comprehensive support services to mothers and mothers-to-be who are at risk for depression and related mood disorders.


Student-led Dance Marathon Tops $100,000 for Record-Year of Fundraising

Students of UNC Charlotte raised record funds during the University’s annual Dance Marathon, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and Levine Children’s Hospital. Organized around a 12-hour dance marathon held at Halton Arena, students raised just over $101,000 during and leading up to the event, with students, athletic teams, coaches and administrators contributing to the fundraising success. During the Dance Marathon, UNC Charlotte also hosted and celebrated several grateful patient-families from Levine Children’s Hospital.


The Wayland Henry Cato Jr. Foundation Continues Support for CCHS

A generous gift of $50,000 was made by The Wayland Henry Cato Jr. Foundation to augment the Wayland Henry Cato Jr. Nursing and Allied Health Endowed Scholarship Fund for the benefit of nursing and allied health students at Carolinas College of Health Sciences. Established in 2006, the Cato Scholarships support full and part-time CCHS students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector, and demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism through meaningful community service.


Carolinas HealthCare Foundation Welcomes New Senior Vice President for Development

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation recently welcomed Jim Ervin as Senior Vice President for Development. Jim comes to the Foundation most recently from Portland, Oregon, where he served as Executive Director of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation—the fundraising arm for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon’s premier pediatric health center. In his new role with the Foundation, Jim will oversee philanthropic activities around principal and major gifts, planned giving and annual giving. Learn more about Jim here.