Category Archives: Foundation

Gift in Action

On August 22, Chuck Urban, 51, woke up thinking it would be a typical Tuesday, but that morning he felt anything but normal. Despite being nauseous and having a headache for no apparent reason, Chuck got out of bed to help his boys, ages 10 and 12, get ready for school just like he would…
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Trustee Spotlight Walter Haley

Walter “Walt” Haley is the president and CEO of FMI Printing and Distribution. After graduating from the University of West Florida with a B.S. in Marketing, Walt worked for National Cash Register (NCR) Corporation as a salesperson before working his way up to zone manager, and eventually district manager. When Walt’s job brought him to Tallahassee,…
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Meet Briana Edmunds

The month of October brings a lot of different things for different people. For most people in Tallahassee, October brings football games, cooler weather and Halloween. For Briana and Jesse Edmunds, it brought in the opening of their new restaurant, Hawthorn, and a new level of scary that wasn’t Halloween. It was Friday, October 13,…
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Grace H. Dansby Reaches New Heights

On Thursday, November 30, the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) Foundation hosted a dedication and blessing of TMH’s new helipad – named after local Tallahassee businesswoman, philanthropist and longtime TMH supporter Grace H. Dansby. For decades, Grace Dansby has been a civic and philanthropic leader in the Big Bend region. Grace’s generosity has supported many community…
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State of the Hospital Address

This past December, the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) Foundation held their first “State of the Hospital” address to allow donors and supporters to hear a first-hand account of TMH’s recent endeavors from Mark O’Bryant, President and CEO of TMH. Thanks to the support of everyone in the Big Bend region, TMH is able to share with…
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Animal Therapy

Animals not only help us to live happier lives, but also healthier lives. The Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy program is the only of its kind in the Big Bend and has been fostering therapeutic bonds between people and animals since 2005. With more than 150 teams, the animals and their handlers that make up the…
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Meet the Balogs

Getting a headache isn’t out of the ordinary – getting the worst headache of your life, however, can be. For Katherine Balog, who was taking care of her daughter Asher who had the flu while her husband, Scott, was out of town, slowing down wasn’t quite an option – not even when she experienced a…
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Why I Give: Kimberly Shipp

Through the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) Foundation, individuals, businesses and organizations come together to bring new medical technology, introduce resources to expand patient- and family-centered care and increase the expert knowledge of our medical team through on-going education so our community can continue to benefit from exceptional healthcare. But the true bedrock of the TMH…
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Why I Give

If you told Chuck and Patty Mitchell 11 years ago that the dog they were adopting, Rikki, would become a nationally recognized dog whose legacy would live on long after she passed, they probably wouldn’t have believed you. But Rikki, a golden retriever who came to Tallahassee as a Hurricane Katrina rescue puppy at just…
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Why I Serve: Cynthia Burton

Cynthia Burton grew up in a small rural farming community in Florida where her mother, who spent much of her time volunteering, raised her to be a friendly face, a caring soul and a giving woman. She moved to Tallahassee in 1969 to attend Florida State University (FSU), graduated a few years later with her Master’s…
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