About the Foundation
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation (ARHF) supports Appalachian Regional Healthcare System which includes Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, Watauga Medical Center and Appalachian Regional Medical Associates. The ARHF, governed by a 13-member Board, works with donors to ensure continued quality health care for the high country. The Primary purpose of ARHF is to promote and facilitate philanthropy on behalf of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Inc., and its affiliates. The Foundation accomplishes its function through various efforts including, but not limited to, major and planned giving solicitation, special events and annual fund drives.
In addition to promoting philanthropy on behalf of ARHS and its affiliates, the Foundation strives to serve its donors by adhering to the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy's Standard of Ethics. Additionally, the Foundation makes every effort to match prospective donors with initiatives within ARHS creating an environment of trust and mutual satisfaction.
As a result of these efforts, the Foundation assists ARHS in ensuring that its patients have access to advanced healthcare; that its caregivers have access to advanced medical resources and technologies; and that is donors realize great satisfaction in bringing the very best possible healthcare to the individuals within our communities.
The Foundation is a registered charitable organization 501(c) (3) and does not contract with any professional solicitors. One hundred percent of every gift supports our healthcare mission. Every donor will receiving a letter stating our 501(c) (3) status and that all donations are tax deductible.