Wilkes Medical Center Foundation

The purpose of the Wilkes Medical Center Foundation is to support charitable and educational purposes of our community including making distributions to qualifying organizations that provide quality health care and health-related services and health prevention activities. The Foundation has a special interest in providing financial support for community health and wellness activities identified in the community health assessment. Qualifying organizations for distribution must meet the requirements as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the code.

Board of Directors

The Wilkes Foundation Board meets on a quarterly basis and more often if needed.

Bill Warden


  • Ann Absher
  • Junior Goforth
  • Gary Gundersen
  • Lee Herring
  • Colleen Manolovich
  • Martha Nichols
  • Deloris Porter
  • Jim Smoak

Ex Officio

  • Chad Brown
  • Robert Johnson


The Foundation Grants Program was created for the following purposes:

  • To support any educational activities related to the care of the sick and disabled, promotion of health and preventive medicine and the general health and well being of the community.
  • To aid in the instruction and promotion of research and scientific investigation in all branches of medicine and surgery and the general health and well-being of the community, as far as practical.
  • To support programs that foster delivery, quality or affordability of health care or health care related services and to support any activity designed and carried on to serve the general health and well-being of the community, as circumstances may warrant.

We welcome grant applications that address these purposes.


Please email, mail or deliver your completed application to:
Lori McNeil (lomcneil@wakehealth.edu)
Wilkes Medical Center Foundation
PO Box 609 
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Wilkes Medical Center Foundation welcomes your generous donation to make our grants available. Donations are tax-deductible.

Mail your donation to:
Wilkes Medical Center Foundation
PO Box 609
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659