Our Story

The story of Rex Healthcare Foundation

Gifts to Rex Healthcare Foundation have aided thousands of patients and families since our founding more than half a century ago.

Where there is a need, we step in to bridge the gap with essential programs and services, education and symposia, technology, and major capital expansion. When a patient needs a breast biopsy or a ride to get treatment, a nurse is inspired to further her skills, or a child with a gravely ill parent needs comfort, we provide that missing puzzle piece of support.

When there is an opportunity to bring life-saving advances in medicine to our region, we foster the philanthropy that transforms a dream into a reality. Most recently, we have entered into a campaign for the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital, a premier world-class facility that opened March 4, 2017.

Our benefactors have the opportunity to participate in two leadership communities of support, the Rex Society and the Legacy Circle.

Rex contributors raised more than $2.36 million in FY2016.

 

Mission

We generate philanthropic support for UNC REX Healthcare, a private, nonprofit organization that receives no city, county or state funding. Beyond clinical revenues, Rex relies on charitable gifts to deliver the highest level of healthcare excellence to our rapidly growing region. Rex is a member of the UNC Health Care system.

The story of Rex

UNC REX Healthcare springs from one man’s single act of generosity. More than 175 years ago, John Rex, a tanner by trade, acted on that desire to lift up his fellow man by making a bequest.

“I give and bequeath…all money belonging to me…to provide a comfortable retreat for the sick and afflicted poor belonging to the City of Raleigh in which they may have the benefit of skillful medical aid and proper attention.”
– John T. Rex, 1771–1839

“Mr. Rex was one of those unobtrusive, modest men who pursue, undisturbed, the even tenor of their way, content with discharging the duty they owe to society and studiously avoiding public notoriety.”
– Raleigh Register, February 1839

The hospital founded by John Rex opened in 1894 in a converted residence with a staff of seven. Today, Rex facilities in seven towns and cities — Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Garner, Knightdale, Wakefield, Holly Springs — take John Rex’s vision of hope and healing to more than 1 million residents.

Our team

Sylvia Hackett
Vice President

919-784-2242

Amy Daniels
Major Gifts Officer

919-784-4434

Addie Moody
Development Associate

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Ginger Duncan
Stewardship Coordinator

919-784-4424

Grants Coordinator

919-784-4443

Brian Krusoe
Tournament Director
Rex Hospital Open

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Foundation Leadership Council

Mr. Louis C. Arp III
Mrs. Cathy Arsenault
Mr. Dan Cook and Mrs. Fairley Bell Cook
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Black III
Mr. Ben Bradsher
Drs. Jean and Michael Carter
Mr. Steve Chase
Mr. Courtney Crowder
Mr. Frank A. Daniels, Jr.
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty
Mr. Fred N. Day IV
Mr. Joseph C. Dewey
Mr. Peter L. Finkelstein
Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum
Mr. Charles F. Fuller
Mr. James F. Goodmon, Jr.
Mr. William Hamlin
Mr. A. L. Hobgood
Mr. A. Dale Jenkins
Ms. Darleen M. Johns
Mr. Earl Johnson, Jr.
Dr. J. Tift Mann III
Mr. John McKinney
Dr. Richard S. Myers
Mr. C. Howard Nye
Mrs. Hilda Pinnix-Ragland
Mr. J. Gregory Poole, Jr.
Mr. Bob Scott
Mr. Jimmy Talton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Thomas
Mr. Doug Warf
Mr. Edward L. Willingham IV
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Winston
Ms. Marion Winston
Mr. G. Smedes York
Mr. Stephen K. Zaytoun