CMH Foundation

About the Foundation

In 1954 CMH was built by the efforts and generosity of community people. Today that spirit of giving continues with thousands of friends and neighbors supporting their hospital with their financial contributions. Without this support, CMH could not continue to grow and meet the health needs of the community.

Why is philanthropy important?

Each year, VCU Health CMH reinvests net income back into our facilities to keep the hospital up to date and to provide care to all regardless of their ability to pay. However, as our community health needs grow, general revenues are not sufficient enough to meet these needs.

Donations are crucial to the hospital’s present and future ability to serve the many thousands of patients each year that depend on VCU Health CMH for health care services.

Who oversees the collection and spending of donated funds?

The Community Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c ) 3 organization that was formed to strengthen this charitable support. The CMH Foundation exists to build continuing support for VCU Health CMH through philanthropy, stewardship, and community education. Its volunteer board of directors and staff oversee the fundraising efforts of the hospital to ensure that its important mission is fulfilled.

Foundation Board of Directors

  Jeff Parrish, Director
Vice President Parrish Trucking
Jean Clary Bagley, Chair
Century 21 Clary & Associates, Inc.
Sherry Sparkman, Director
Superior Investments
Judy Cleaton, Secretary
Pine View Assisted Living Facility
Cathy Hardee, Director
William Solari, Treasurer Marvin Thomas, Vice Chair
Shirley Gibson, DNP
Associate Vice President of Nursing, 
VCU Health System
Lauren Moore, Senior Development Officer
VCU Health System
Cindy Thomas, Director
First Citizens Bank