In 1939, on the heels of the Great Depression, W.C. Vereen called on the community to match his generous pledge of $50,000 which could secure the land and build and equip Colquitt County’s first public hospital. The Moultrie Hospital Corporation was formed, and with the assistance of Franklin Roosevelts’ Work Progress Administration, it completed successful fundraising efforts.
The Vereen Memorial Hospital was dedicated in October of 1939. More than half a century later much has changed at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, including the name. However, the generosity and concern of our citizens who support the tradition of quality health care in this community continue.
In 1988, the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation was established to ensure health care excellence for future generations. As a community not-for-profit hospital, Colquitt Regional Medical Center faces many challenges and needs the support of the community. Support from private citizens helps provide the newest medical technology, improve patient care, upgrade existing facilities, and furnish education and preventive health opportunities for the community. Funds received by the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation are used for accomplishing these goals — not for operating expenses.
Knowing that you have contributed to the quality of life in this community or helped to save or improve life is a rewarding aspect of giving to the Medical Foundation. Your gifts to the Medical Foundation are tax deductible. Foundation donors receive special recognition and are invited to special events sponsored by the hospital.
The Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation has established gift levels to encourage and recognize financial support from you, your friends and neighbors. Colquitt Regional Medical Center is as basic and essential to community life as our churches and schools. Our hospital deserves the financial support of our community. We need your help!
The Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation gift levels provide an opportunity for each of us to make a gift to the hospital. These gifts will be used to provide the newest medical technology, improve patient care, upgrade existing facilities, and furnish educational and preventive health opportunities for the community.
This group of compassionate and generous individuals has made a one-time gift or pledge of $10,000 or more to the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation.
- Permanent lobby recognition
- Any gift may be designated to certain area or program
- Personal gift of appreciation
- Invitation to the Founders Society recognition event
- Listing in Annual Report
Our businesses and organizations who have chosen to generously give to the Foundation to ensure the growth of our medical community and its economic growth. For more information, please ask how your business can participate.
The Society, named in honor of the founding year of Colquitt County’s first public hospital, continues the tradition of those who saw an urgent need and met the challenge. Members are recognized for their annual gifts.
1939 Society Recognition:
- Lobby recognition
- Listing in Annual Report
Every donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Gifts to the Foundation may include cash, land and real-estate, and stocks and bonds. Proper estate planning may increase your current income, by-pass capital gains tax, reduce current income tax, reduce the estate tax, and retain assets for those you love. Without cost or obligation, we can help you in the preparation of your will and estate plan. Call the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation at 229-890-3416 or email Nicole Gilbert at email@example.com.