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Pardee Hospital Foundation Names Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dorothy (Dot) Marlow, as its 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition and cultivation event held at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Pardee Foundation’s board of directors presents this award each year to a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Foundation and for the improvement of the community’s health care. The recipient acts as an advocate for philanthropy and perpetuates giving within the community. Past winners of this award include Marcia Caserio, L. Howard Carl, Jr., Bob and Doris Eklund, Colin Thomas, M.D., Grace Vineyard, and Phillip Sellers, M.D. The award was presented to Marlow by Dr. Sellers. In selecting this year’s award recipient previous winners of the award recognized Marlow’s long-time dedication to Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation, Pardee’s Chaplaincy program as well as numerous other organizations in Henderson County. Marlow’s selfless determination and proven leadership has been demonstrated in multiple settings. Her achievements include 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals and 2005 recipient of the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Sauer Award. For over 25 years Marlow has served as board member of Pardee’s Chaplaincy program, and a board member of Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation. Marlow led the effort as chair of Pardee’s public relations board helping to complete the history of Pardee Hospital book entitled, “Generations of Excellence” which was authored by Louise Bailey. Marlow was the first female board chair of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, president of the United Way campaign, fundraising chair for a community campaign for Vocational Solutions, leader in Pardee’s $5 million emergency department fundraising campaign, and Hendersonville United Methodist Church fundraising campaign. “Not the least of her involvements has included the teaching of the Alma Lee Chevis Sunday School class at the First Methodist Church for many years. She has perpetuated her strong faith in her many interactions with organizations. Her positive work has benefitted so many,” remarked Sellers. Pardee Foundation’s annual donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home.

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