Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Dear Mrs. Vinson:
I am honored to provide you with an annual report on the Bob MacKay Memorial Fund. The market value of the Bob MacKay Memorial Fund was $522,876.53 as of June 30, 2006. To say that the gifts made in memory of your late husband have made an impact on our community is an understatement — through your great generosity, you and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine have come together to meet a common goal.
I understand from Dr. David Hurd that the annual Bob MacKay Golf Tournament held on June 19, 2006 was another unqualified success. As he gratefully states, "Once again it was an outstanding fundraising event due to Barbara's efforts and those of the volunteers who put in countless hours to organize this tournament."
We're also excited to learn that the MacKay Foundation has planned a star-filled Sports Night on October 16, 2006, with Olympic heroes Joey Cheek and Dan Jansen. A representative from our Office of Development and Alumni Affairs will eagerly attend this event, joining your many faithful friends in support of the pioneering cancer initiatives at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and honoring the memory of Bob MacKay.
Presently, there are several exciting developments in the Section on Hematology and Oncology that would not be possible without generous benefactors like you, Mrs. Vinson.
Finally, I have enclosed our Community Health Impact, a recent report which notes the many benefits afforded by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Thanks to your targeted philanthropy, you have joined with us to positively impact the health of our community. Your endowed gift is, in a sense, a pebble creating ripples in the water — concentric circles of caring, moving beyond our vision and thereby touching the entire community. As one has wisely said, "Remember there's no such thing as a samll act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." Thank you.
With deepest appreciation,
Erika A. Friedel, MSW