Helene Schwartz, director of the Athens Regional Medical Center Foundation since 1993, met with Dr. Lynne Sallot’s “PR and Fundraising” class on Sept. 25 to discuss charitable giving. Schwartz ,a UGA graduate, has worked at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia since 1993 as Director of the Athens Regional Foundation.
“Helene spoke about the hospital’s enviable employees’ gift program -- more than 70 percent of ARMC employees donate to the foundation. And she mentioned that a recent grant proposal she wrote asked for that information, so we learned how important employee giving is,” said Dr.Sallot.
Schwartz also discussed how the foundation works with its five boards based on different types and levels of giving, special events that benefit ARMC, and showed a new video to raise funds for an expanded neo-natal intensive care unit, Sallot said.
“Helene is also a role model for volunteering and was honored for her work in the community earlier this semester,” Dr. Sallot said.
Dr. Sallot is teaching a "PR Fundraising" as a special topics class primarily for UGA AdPR majors. Her class complements another special topics course, "Philanthropy and Higher Education," taught this semester by Tom Landrum, UGA's Vice President of the Office of External Affairs.