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First Federal Savings of Valdosta Donates $6,000 to Local Cancer Patients

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

First Federal Savings of Valdosta presented South Georgia Medical Center Foundation with a $6,000 donation to the Partnership Cancer Fund. Contributions to the Partnership Cancer Fund provide financial assistance to cancer patients undergoing treatment with medically related expenses.

“First Federal is pleased to support SGMC Foundation by making a positive impact on the community in which we live and work. Our commitment to support the hospital is truly an investment in the future of SGMC and the health and care of citizens in our region,” says Tom Newbern, President/CEO of First Federal Savings of Valdosta.

Contributions to SGMC Foundation anchor local charitable dollars to the health system permanently. These dollars are investments in innovative healthcare for our family, neighbors, and friends. The Foundation is grateful for the philanthropic passion of businesses in our community like First Federal. Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Executive Director shares her excitement, “This gift continues a 25 year giving history with the Foundation and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support.”

Funds were generated through various fundraising activities throughout the year at First Federal’s branch locations in Valdosta. Staff members organized a cake auction, t-shirt sales, and $5 box lunch meals. “It’s a rewarding feeling to know our efforts are supporting  local patients who shop at the grocery stores, attend church, or may be a customer at the bank in our community,” stated Leslie Culpepper, Executive Secretary/Loan Administration/Marketing of First Federal Savings of Valdosta.

For more information on SGMC Foundation’s donor opportunities, visit sgmcfoundation.org or call 229.433.1071.