On Saturday, April 1, 2023, Atrium Health Foundation will welcome community and business leaders to the Levine Children’s Gala. The annual black-tie fundraiser for Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital has raised over $8.3 million since its inception, thanks in large part to the philanthropic commitments of corporate sponsors.
Led by Presenting Sponsor PNC, we are deeply grateful to this year’s sponsors and donors who have given generously to Levine Children’s Hospital and play a vital role in improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing – for all. We look forward to welcoming sponsors and guests to the Levine Children’s Gala to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments of our children’s hospital over the past 15 years.
For nine consecutive years, PNC has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to Levine Children’s Hospital as the presenting sponsor of the Levine Children’s Gala, donating over $1.2 million to Atrium Health’s pediatric patient programs. A driving force behind PNC’s philanthropic giving and community involvement is Regional President Weston Andress (pictured below). Under his leadership, PNC has graciously supported the arts, education, and health care initiatives. We are deeply grateful to Weston and the team at PNC for their steadfast support of patient health.
Carolina Panthers, Charlotte FC, and The David & Nicole Tepper Foundation
The Carolina Panthers have remained a dedicated partner of Atrium Health Foundation since first establishing the Keep Pounding Fund in 2003 to benefit cancer programs at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Levine Children’s. Since that time, the fund has raised over $4.4 million to support wellness and survivorship programs, clinical research, and outreach initiatives at Atrium Health.
Leading by example, Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC owner David Tepper has demonstrated a shared commitment to the Charlotte community. His transformational giving has impacted care across Atrium Health, including funding patient programs at Levine Children’s Hospital, providing essential needs for Atrium Health caretakers throughout the pandemic, and, most recently, supporting Atrium Health’s Mobile Health Care program with the launch of a mobile primary care unit in 2022.
Hendrick Family Foundation
Hendrick Motorsports owner and Hendrick Automotive Group chairman Rick Hendrick and his wife, Linda, have cemented their legacy of support for health care programs at Atrium Health since the early 2000s. The couple provided leading support for Levine Children’s Hospital during its construction, with a $3 million gift establishing the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care in honor of their late son, Ricky Hendrick. Additional transformational gifts have established the Partnership for Pediatric Hearts to advance the cardiology and cardiac surgery program at Levine Children’s, as well as the Hendrick Family Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Dr. Jerry & Audrey Petty Endowed Professorship in Spine Surgery at Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute.
Truist Financial returns for its third year as a corporate sponsor of the Levine Children’s Gala, demonstrating its continued commitment to local patient families. Since donating its first sponsorship in 2020 in lieu of the gala, Truist has remained a dedicated partner of Atrium Health’s pediatric and community health initiatives. This year, the company has generously increased its sponsorship commitment to make an even larger impact within the Charlotte community.
Atrium Health Foundation’s partnership with Rodgers Builders extends more than 35 years. During that time, Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute have been honored beneficiaries of the construction company’s philanthropic giving. Beginning with its first gift of $1,200 to Children’s Miracle Network, the company’s lifetime support for Atrium Health totals more than $435,000. Led by President & CEO Pat Rodgers, Rodgers Builders has been a long-time supporter of Atrium Health and has served as a presenting sponsor of the Keep Pounding 5K since 2016.
Brasfield & Gorrie
In addition to funding pediatric health initiatives at Atrium Health as a corporate sponsor of the Levine Children’s Gala, Brasfield & Gorrie has provided significant support for Levine Cancer Institute as a sponsor of the Save Your Skin Melanoma Awareness Golf Classic and sponsor of free mammography screenings for uninsured women through LCI: Project PINK. The construction firm has also sponsored several golf tournaments benefiting Atrium Health University City, Atrium Health Pineville, and Atrium Health Union.
From volunteering at Levine Children’s Hospital over the holidays by sorting presents and toys for Levine Children’s patients, to sponsoring the Levine Children’s Gala, Brighthouse Financial and its employees have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our pediatric patients. We are excited to welcome Brighthouse Financial back for its seventh year as a corporate sponsor.
Hendrick Motors of Charlotte and Mercedes-Benz of Northlake
Hendrick Motors of Charlotte and Mercedes-Benz of Northlake are two of over 100 luxury car franchises that make up Hendrick Automotive Group – now the largest privately held dealership group in the country. We are deeply appreciative of Hendrick Motors of Charlotte and Mercedes-Benz of Northlake’s generosity as corporate sponsors of the Levine Children’s Gala, along with the Hendrick family’s incredible history of support.
Office Environments has spent over two decades responding generously to the needs of Atrium Health’s pediatric patients. First, as a donor to Levine Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network in 2002, then as a sponsor of the Levine Children’s Gala for six consecutive years. We are deeply appreciative of Office Environments’ continued generosity and look forward to celebrating the achievements of Levine Children’s teammates and patients once again.