Honoring Those Who Make Access to Care A Reality in NC

Mingling at the NC Museum of Art before the gallery tour and dinner.

A special evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Saturday, March 17, honored generous donors to the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation (NCMSF), which is focused on improving access to quality health care for all North Carolinians. Sixty-five members of the 1849 Society gathered for cocktails, dinner and a private tour of the Judaic Art Collection, much of which was donated to the museum by Abram Kanof, MD, the father of former NCMS President and long-term leader of the Society and its Foundation, Elizabeth Kanof, MD. Dr. Kanof and her family continue to be instrumental in growing the collection.

The 1849 Society recognizes those who have given at least $10,000 cumulatively in their lifetime or who have included the NCMSF in their estate plan at $10,000 or more.

Guests enjoyed the special docent-led gallery tour and an elegant dinner. As a token of gratitude, the donors also received a specially commissioned glass work of art by Kaleigh Hodgson with words describing the values of the NCMSF in the shape of North Carolina (image at right).

“Those who give generously to our Foundation’s programs are helping thousands of people throughout the state get the care they need and thoughtfully lead necessary health care system reforms for the future,” said NCMS CEO Robert W. Seligson. “This event was one small way to honor and thank the special people who are effecting change through their generosity.”

The Foundation’s mission is to improve access to quality health care for all North Carolinians through its Community Practitioner Program and by offering leadership development programs through the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL).

Members who give to our Foundation have made it possible for 50 clinicians to be placed in underserved areas of the state in 2017, providing more than $2.5 million annually in care to under- and uninsured patients. KIPL programs   educate dozens of strong leaders each year to help effect positive change and ensure access to care through system reforms.

Learn more about the NCMSF and how you can contribute to making access to quality health care a reality for more people in North Carolina. If you are interested in becoming a member of the 1849 Society, please contact Pam Highsmith at phighsmith@ncmedsoc.org or at 919-833-3836.


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