Areas of Support

Where YOU can Make A Difference


Greatest Needs

Undesignated gifts to the Foundation are used to fund the most immediate and greatest patient care needs at Cape Fear Valley Health. Often these needs are identified through our Care Enhancement Grant Program. This program allows patient care leaders from all areas of Cape Fear Valley Health to apply for needed funding in their area through a bi-annual application process. The Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors reviews each application and approves requests based on the availability of funds. To see a list of recently approved projects, click here.

Enriching Cancer Care

Gifts to benefit the Cancer Center fund programs and services which help improve the quality of life for a Cape Fear Valley Cancer patient. These include emergency funding for prescription medications, dietary supplements, gas vouchers, utilities and housing payments for patients in dire financial need, a resource center, the Oasis Complimentary Medicine program, and cancer screening for uninsured individuals.

Irene Thompson Byrd
Cancer Care Endowment

This endowment was created by Jesse Byrd in memory of his late wife Irene. Jesse and Irene were part of the volunteer group who established Friends of the Cancer Center in 1989. Jesse created this fund to celebrate the effort of the many people who joined he and Irene to make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients. Once fully funded, this endowment will provide approximately $80,000 annually for cancer patient support.

Children and Families Support

Anywhere a child in treated at Cape Fear Valley Health, from birth through age 18, you can see Foundation funded programs and services at work which improve the healthcare of our community’s youngest patients. This includes small items such as child friendly bandages, stickers, stuffed animals and coloring books to large needs such as state of the art equipment, enhanced child friendly environments, child abuse prevention, and resources for children living with chronic illnesses.

Nursing Education

Nursing Congress Academic Advancement Scholarship

In 2015, the Cape Fear Valley Health System Nursing Congress created a scholarship to support the academic advancement of registered nurses in the Health System. The Nursing Congress Academic Advancement Scholarship (NCAAS) will be awarded to Cape Fear Valley Health registered nurses who are pursuing a baccalaureate, masters or doctorate degree in nursing on a full time or part time basis.

Cato Nursing Endowment

The Cato Nursing Scholarship was established by the Cato Corporation to assist in providing quality health care in this region of North Carolina . This college scholarship is awarded annually to deserving Cape Fear Valley Health employees who are pursuing a baccalaureate, masters or doctorate degree on a full-time or part-time basis to further their career in nursing. Preference is given to those applicants with a demonstrated financial need.

Highsmith Rainey Nursing Alumni Scholarship

Highsmith Nursing Alumni established a scholarship fund through Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation to assist with books and tuition for qualified individuals who are enrolled full time in a program from a properly accredited institution that leads to an Associate Degree or a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

Cardiac Care

Gifts designated for cardiac care fund projects which support patients who receive treatment at the Cape Fear Valley Heart and Vascular Center.

Diabetes Care

Charles B.C. Holt Diabetes Endowment

This endowment was created by Peggy Holt, wife of Mr. Charles B. C. Holt to provide a permanent source of funding for programs and services needed to support diabetic patients who seek care at the Cape Fear Valley Regional Diabetes and Endocrine Center. Mr. Holt, a former Foundation Board Chairperson and a diabetic himself, was instrumental in bringing diabetic care to this region when the center opened in 2008.

Rehabilitation Services

Cape Fear Valley Health provides extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for all types of recovery, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, audiology and aquatic therapy. Support of these rehabilitation services assures patients have the most up to date resources available as they recover from joint replacements, strokes, brain injuries and a host of other debilitating situations with the goal of getting the patient the highest level of functional independence possible.

Caduceus Society

The Caduceus Society was established as a way to provide widespread understanding of the needs of physicians in our community, to provide resources for programs which strengthen the shared vision of these physicians, and to provide united physician leadership, fellowship and support for our community hospital. While physicians are encouraged to consider their financial support of the Caduceus Society, anyone is welcome to contribute to the fund.