Annual Giving

Annual GivingAnnual Gifts provide ongoing support for the many services, programs, equipment and education at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center. These gifts ensure the Foundation's purpose - to be able to assist ARHS in ensuring that its patients have access to advanced healthcare; that its caregivers have access to advanced medical resources and technologies; and that its donors realize great satisfaction in bringing the very best possible healthcare to individuals in the High Country.

Annual gifts may be unrestricted as to its use to support programs and areas of ARHS where the need is greatest; or, restricted in its use for specific equipment, programs, services or areas of the hospital that are meaningful to our donors; such as, each individual hospital, the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, nursing scholarships or patient emergency funds.

For more information or to make an annual gift, please contact Development Officer Jessica Powell at 828-268-9051.


Cash - CheckPlease make your check payable to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation. Indicate your gift restriction in the memo section of the check. If there is nothing noted in the memo section, your gift will be processed as an unrestricted gift. Mail your gift to the following:

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 2600
Boone, NC 28607

Honor/Memorial Gifts

honor memorial giftHonor/Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate loved ones, special occasions, or recognize the caregivers who made a difference in your life. A tribute gift is a unique way to support the needs of ARHS while acknowledging those close to your hearts and the men and women that care for them allowing you a way to show how much you care in a memorable and lasting way.

  • Honor Gifts are made in honor of a family member; friend or colleague and a meaningful way to acknowledge a special occasion or individual in your life. It is also a wonderful way to recognize a physician, nurse or caregiver who provided extraordinary care to you, your loved one or friend.
  • Memorial Gifts are a thoughtful remembrance that celebrates the life of a family member, friend or colleague. Your gift then becomes part of a legacy to support Appalachian Regional Healthcare System- helping to provide support for services you feel are most important.
  • The STAR Award Program allows donors and patients to recognize and thank an employee or employees who go above and beyond their call to care. This allows them to personally give to Appalachian Regional Healthcare System on behalf of someone who has impacted them individually in addition to receiving a tax free contribution for their donation.

A letter acknowledging an Honor/Memorial gift is sent to the person or family member you designate. All gifts to the ARHS Foundation will help continue to support essential programs and services provided by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

For more information about Honor/Memorial Gifts, please contact Development Officer Jessica Powell at 828-268-9051.

Credit Card

Credit CardAppalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation accepts all major credit cards WITH THE EXCEPTION of American Express. Make your gift online today!

Donate by credit card online



Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

StocksContributing appreciated securities offers significant tax advantages for your. If you have owned the shares for more than one year, you may deduct their full fair market value as a charitable contribution and bypass capital gains taxes. Please contact your financial advisor for more information regarding the benefits of transferring securities to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation.

For transfer instructions, please contact Development Officer Jessica Powell at 828-268-9051.

Wells Fargo Stock Transfer Account
Acct #: 7457-3735
DTC: 0141

Matching Gifts

Matching GiftsMatching Gifts are one of the smartest ways to increase your support. Many companies offer to match donations made by their employees to qualified charitable organizations, like the ARHS Foundation. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable-donation power. If your company participates in a matching gift program, you may participate by simply requesting a matching gift form from your employer and send to us completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

For more information about Matching Gifts, please contact Development Officer Jessica Powell at 828-268-9051.

Real Estate

Real EstateFor more information, please contact Senior VP Advancement Rob Hudspeth at 828-268-9052.