GHS Foundation Art Gala Tops $100,000 in Support of GHS Expansion Plan


The Granville Health System Foundation announced its fourth annual Art Gala raised more than $111,000 in support of the GHS Expansion Plan. The event attracted more than 200 members of the community.

The “Art of Vision” Gala featured nearly 100 raffle and auction items including trip packages for New York City and Charleston, as well as trips to Kiawah Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Hatteras Island, Lake Gaston and Oriental, NC.

“This community has once again come together to overwhelmingly support the quality care offered through your community hospital,” said Gary Bowman, President of the Foundation Board. “For this we thank you.”

Main sponsors of the 2012 GHS Art Gala included: Freeman White; McDonalds of Oxford, Creedmoor and Henderson; Wake Heart and Vascular; BB&T; HealthScope Benefits; Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn; Premier Women’s Health Professionals; Rentenbach Constructors, Inc; Vance Family Medicine; Wells Fargo Insurance Services; Morrison Management Specialists; Triangle Orthopaedic Associates; Union Bank and Trust Company; Bowers, Ellis and Watson Architects; Clero Landscaping; Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Ertischek; Granville Pallet Company; Ideal Fastener Company; Dr. Balvinder Kumar; Plastic Ingenuity; Professional Pharmacy; Sherman and Boddie, Inc; Sunrock Group; Watson, Dunlow and Wilkinson, PA; Cozart and Edwards, CPA; Dr. and Mrs. L. Lee Isley; Drs. Donna and Reed Spears; and Altec Industries.
Many supporting sponsors also helped the Foundation exceed its goal, including: William Adcock; Allstate Insurance; Beverly Anderson, NP; Bob’s Barbecue; Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Baum; Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bostic; Boyd Automotive; Mr. and Mrs. Macon Carrington; Center for Women’s Health; Dr. Francine Chavis; Coble Printing Company; Cole Rodger Photographics; Creative Minds; Fidelity Bank; Mr. Stan Fox; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gooch; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gravley; Ms. Kelly Harmon; Mrs. Wendy Keeton; Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Koinis; Lawrence Brothers Farm; Dr. Michael Mahan; Mike Brummitt Heating and Cooling; Mr. William Mitchell III; Mr. and Mrs. Tingley Moore; Shelley Olson, DDS; On Hold Marketing; Dr. and Mrs. Richard Pacca; Drs. Joanne Fruth and Richard Perren; Presleybrooke Academy; Progress Energy; Royster, Cross and Hensley, LLP; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Stoll; Mrs. Thelma Thornton; Dr. Linga Vijaya; Dr. Mark Welsh; and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wrenn.

Bowman said the annual gala is the biggest fundraiser for the Foundation in terms of the number of people involved and money raised for a single event. “Like all of our fundraisers, we use the money raised from the Gala to support the work of Granville Health System.”

“Congratulations to our community for making the Art Gala such a success. Your generosity has allowed us to exceed our 2012 fundraising goal. We thank you for your overwhelming support,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer at Granville Health System.

Planners of this spectacular event included Chairperson Martha Wrenn, Carolyn Blackwell, Melissa Bolton, Cindy Bostic, Ginnie Currin, Kay Currin, Julia Day, Darcy Drake, Andrea Endrusick, Leigh Gregory, Janet Gruchacz, Cynthia Hampton, Melissa Isley, Debbie Pittard, Vickie Preddy, Marcella Sockwell, Marshall Tanner, Mary Thorp, Marilee Tilley, Donna Ware and Chotsey Winborne.

Photos of the event can be viewed at

About the Granville Health System Foundation
The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to provide quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County.

About Granville Health System
For more than 92 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at

Back to News Listing