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Lexington Medical Center Foundation
(803) 791-2540


The Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our mission is to provide hope to our patients, families and community in support of the strategic initiatives of Lexington Medical Center through philanthropic resources.

Founder Society was established for philanthropic-minded individuals committed to improving the health and well-being of people in the Midlands through annual contributions of $1,000 or more.

The first employee giving campaign was held raising $75,000 from 669 employee donors. The annual HOPE Campaign now raises over $1 million dollars from over 3,300 employees.

Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund was established in memory of Crystal Smith, a devoted wife and mother who shared 22 years of her life with the hospital. This fund continues to benefit breast cancer patients at Lexington Medical Center by providing essential items and services, such as post-surgical kits and supplies for mastectomy patients, wigs, mammograms and critical emergency assistance. Click here to donate.

Doctors Circle was created as the perfect forum for physicians to band together for the good of patient care through their personal financial investment in the Foundation’s mission and supporting the strategic initiatives of Lexington Medical Center through philanthropic resources.

Linda’s Love Fund was established in memory of Linda Angstadt. Linda held a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and had a special interest in the effects of mental illness after seeing it personally in the lives of others. She was also a breast cancer survivor who understood the unique challenges of the cancer journey. This fund offers patients and their families emotional and psychological support through holistic health programs. Click here to donate.

The Hulon Society was founded in recognition of donors who have made a planned gift to benefit the Foundation with a gift of $25,000 or greater. This legacy giving society was named after Lillian Hulon who made the first planned gift to Lexington Medical Center by donating 22 acres of land in August 1966. This provided the land to serve as the new home to LMC.

Also in 2017, The Duke Endowment invested in a pilot of the Hospital to Home program, awarding $275,000 to develop a coordinated, post-discharge platform for our most medically fragile and complex patients. This program provides non-medical, in-home care immediately following discharge from the hospital, to help patients be able to fully recover at home. The program was so successful in reducing readmissions, the Foundation Board of Directors voted to continue funding the program in keeping with our commitment to compassionate patient care.

The Lifetime Giving Society was established in recognition of Foundation donors who have cumulatively donated $50,000 or greater. Their commitment to our mission has delivered vital resources for countless patients, employees, and community members in need.

The Campaign for Clarity was completed in 2019. This 3-year $3 million capital campaign ensured access to 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center's entire network of care, providing life-saving early detection of breast cancer for our community.

The COVID-19 Response Fund was established to meet emergency needs during the pandemic. Through this effort and the support of our community, the Foundation provided crisis counseling services, meals, and care items for our healthcare heroes. “Serenity Coves” were also put in place on the hospital’s main campus and multiple network locations to serve as places of respite. Employees can recharge in these relaxing, quiet environments and find educational materials to enhance their mental well-being.

Ongoing support for LMC employees is provided by the Emergency Care Fund. Click here to donate.

The Foundation was awarded a grant from The Duke Endowment for $980,000 that will fund Uplift Lexington County. This ongoing grant is for a three-year project that brings together those working to improve care for individuals with mental illness in our community, to increase capacity for these organizations and improve access to mental health care through individual patient support and enhanced partner engagement. Thirty-two agencies are represented and includes healthcare organizations, social workers, law enforcement and EMS, and organizations that provide direct care for mental health and substance abuse needs, homelessness and other social support services involved in this critical work. Participants focus on strengthening connections among the organizations involved. They offer guidance, insight, and valuable information that will help build a more comprehensive and coordinated framework of care for our community and supports for those on the frontlines of this care.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation has remained committed to patients, families and employees for more than 30 years. Foundation-funded programs aim to enhance patient experiences and touch the various areas of care at Lexington Medical Center – Cancer, Mother/Baby, Cardiac, Patient, Employee and Community Care. Learn More

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation aims to support the strategic initiatives of Lexington Medical Center with philanthropic resources. This mission is achieved through the generosity of donors, all giving in different ways but sharing the goal of providing a priceless commodity to those in need – hope.