SPECIAL SPRING EDITION | CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
Dr. Linda K. Bresnahan and Dr.
Robert B. Kinney were named
the 2019 Lillibridge Outstanding
Physician Award recipients, an
honor bestowed upon them by
their peers and former winners of
the award. The pair were honored
and recognized at the 25th Annual
Black-Tie Gala on March 9. The Lillibridge Award,
presented by Lillibridge Healthcare Services, is given
each year to an outstanding physician(s) who works
and gives of his/her time, talent and treasures to
Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.
Dr. Bresnahan moved to Concord in 1991 and has been
serving our community ever since. She delivered the
children of this county for over 31 years. She started
the Concord Women’s Specialty Center OB/Gyn
practice in 1993 and was the managing partner, then
sold the practice to Carolinas HealthCare System and
became a CHS employee in 2008.
Dr. Bresnahan has been the OB/Gyn Department
Chair, served on the NorthEast Foundation Board, the
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Board, our CHS
NorthEast Medical Center Board and most recently
the Hospital Advisory Board which she stepped
down from last year.
Dr. Kinney came to NorthEast as a Duke Fellow
in 1984 and began working here fulltime in 1988.
In his 35 years of service to this community
and hospital, he has held several titles and roles
including Chief Medical Officer, County Medical
Examiner for 24 years, Vice President of Medical
Affairs and Medical Director of the Lab. Currently
he is an associate pathologist, Vice President of
Research and Medical Education and Chair of the
Hospital Advisory Board.
In addition to his service to our community, Dr.
Kinney has also worked in mission hospitals and
out in the countryside in Liberia and Honduras. He
has traveled to orphanages throughout the Far
East including Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia and
India as well as several other countries.
OUR MISSION The mission of NorthEast Foundation is to
Improve HEALTH, Elevate HOPE and Advance HEALING for all
through awareness of and fundraising for Carolinas HealthCare
OUR VISION To be the first and best choice for philanthropy
in our Community.
FROM CHS NORTHEAST
NORTHEAST FOUNDATION NAMED 2018
NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses, organizations and
individuals who contribute to the success of our community at its annual meeting each year.
The NorthEast Foundation was honored to receive the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year Award,
sponsored by Hilbish Ford, at the Feb. 8 meeting. Thank you to the Cabarrus Regional Chamber
of Commerce as well as the other nonprofits nominated for the work they do in our community.
NEW MAMMOGRAPHY SOFTWARE FOR THE BREAST
HEALTH CENTER AT CHS NORTHEAST
The NorthEast Foundation recently funded Hologic Low Dose
3D Mammography - C-View Software for the Breast Health
Center and mobile mammogram unit at CHS NorthEast so
they possess the necessary tools to remain at the forefront of
early breast cancer detection in our community. The C-View
software is clinically proven to increase invasive cancer
detection and decrease recall rates. It also lowers a patient’s
radiation dose and compression time leading to greater
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CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH – April is Child Abuse
Awareness Month, and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Advocacy
Center is bringing in guest speaker Matthew Sandusky to speak
about his experience with abuse on Friday, April 12 at 3 p.m.
Registration is free, more information can be found on the
NorthEast Foundation’s Facebook page.
STRIDES FOR STROKE – CHS NorthEast is proud to have one
of the largest stroke support groups in North Carolina. Come
out and support local stroke survivors for the 5th Annual Strides
for Stroke 5K race on April 13 at the North Carolina Research
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – The Summer Fellowship program will
be held on July 26. The program gives participants an exclusive
behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities at CHS NorthEast.
FOUNDATION FASHION NIGHT – The 39th Annual Foundation
Fashion Night and “Taste of Cabarrus” benefiting the NorthEast
Foundation will be held on Tuesday, October 22. Last year’s
event SOLD OUT so stay tuned for more information!
2020 BLACK-TIE GALA – The date is set for the 2020 NorthEast
Foundation Gala! Mark your calendars for April 4, 2020 at the
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center.
NETS OVER $181,000
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS SUPPORTING
THANK YOU TO
OUR TOP SPONSORS
Ben Mynatt Family
Carolina Neurosurgery &
Lillibridge Healthcare Services
US Acute Care Solutions
CHS NorthEast Administration
S&D Coffee & Tea
Shoe Show, Inc.
TEAM HONEYCUTT /
Allen Tate Realtors
US Acute Care Solutions
Wright McGraw Beyer
It was truly a night of celebration, as 600 guests filled the Cabarrus
Arena & Events Center on March 9 for the 25th Anniversary Gala of
Lights. Led by Gala Co-chairs Diane Honeycutt and Cyndie Mynatt, the
30 committee members, 25 volunteers and NorthEast Foundation Staff
transformed the arena into a wonderland to raise over $181,000 for our
hospital CHS NorthEast.
The money raised will continue to provide funding for innovative
programs, specialized equipment and additional needs like the update
to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC upgrade funding was
a special request made by Founding and Current Board Member Ann
Cannon, an honorary Gala Chair along with her husband Bill Cannon.
Guests were greeted by a snowy entrance as they walked up to the venue.
Once inside guests were able to mingle in several areas including a VIP
reception, the silent auction area and the Ice Lounge. The main ballroom
opened at 8 p.m. and attendees were wowed by the transformation. The
program featured information on the 25 years of the Foundation, the
presentation of the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Awards and the
live auction before dancing into the night with local musical favorite Too
AND THE WINNER IS…
Congratulations to Ann Cook
who won the $10,000 raffle prize!
Ann stopped by the NorthEast
Foundation office after work
one day and purchased her
winning ticket. Ann is a CHS
NorthEast Teammate who was not
in attendance at the gala, so the
NorthEast Foundation staff, with
the help of CHS NE President Phyllis Wingate and VP of
Administration Tri Tang, had the pleasure of surprising Ann
with the news the following Monday!
A special thank you to board member Dean Wike who
sold the most raffle tickets for the Gala.
Special thanks to Gala
Co-chairs Diane Honeycutt
and Cyndie Mynatt &
NorthEast Foundation Board
Chair Dakeita Vanderburg.
THE KIDS DID IT AGAIN! KING OF THE
COURT RAISES ANOTHER $13,000 FOR
THE NORTHEAST FOUNDATION AND
BREAST HEALTH CENTER
The Cabarrus County Schools, cfa Academy and
Cannon School students hosted another amazing
King of the Court volleyball tournament. The 2018
volleyball tournament raised $13,226 for the Breast
Health Center at CHS NorthEast. This amazing
fundraiser is held annually and put together by
local high school student leaders in our community.
To date, this fundraiser has raised almost $80,000
for the Breast Health Center. Students presented
the check to the staff at the Breast Health Center
and enjoyed a tour of the Center, learning more
about the 3D mammography machines that aid in
the detection of breast cancer.
FOUNDATION STAFF CHANGES
Heather Kincel, former Director
of Events, Marketing and Public
Relations, has taken on a new role as
the Director of Corporate Relations
and Marketing. Her focus will be on
corporate partnership strategies
and Foundation marketing.
Angel Overcash joined NorthEast Foundation in
December of 2018 and serves as the Director of
Special Events and Community
Relations. In this role, Angel will
oversee the two largest fundraisers
for the Foundation: the Annual Gala
and Foundation Fashion Night. For
the last 13 years, Angel was the
Special Events Coordinator with
the Jeff Gordon Children’s Center.
The NorthEast Foundation is celebrating its 25th
Anniversary in 2019. The Foundation kicked-off its
Silver Anniversary with an event in January at the
Cabarrus Country Club to honor current and past
leaders, Board of Directors, community donors
and corporate partners who have contributed
to its accomplishments over the last 25 years.
Board Chair Dakeita Vanderburg and NorthEast
Foundation President Charlie Sastoque hosted
the evening, along with CHS
Northern Division President
The hosts then presented
distinguished awards to
several new individuals and
corporate partners who
have reached the highest
levels of lifetime giving with
the NorthEast Foundation.
The Governor’s Crime Commission
moved up to the Visionary Level, which is over $1
million, in its support of the Children’s Advocacy
Center at Jeff Gordon Children’s Center. Three
donors were recognized for reaching the
Bare, Focused on
a Cure – Karen
Goforth and North
Congratulations to Heather and Angel.
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