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The Founders Circle was established to honor a group of visionary communitarians who, in the 1950s, spearheaded the effort to build a hospital in Carroll County. These pioneering philanthropists included:


  • Scott and Anita Bair
  • Dr. Charles and Ruth Billingslea
  • Charles O. Fisher, Sr.
  • F. Kale and Betty Mathias
  • David and Betty Scott
  • Atlee and Janet Wampler
  • Gladys Wimert

How do I become a member?


The Founders Circle recognizes individuals who give annual gifts of $1,000 or more—and businesses that contribute $2,500 or more—to the Carroll Hospital Foundation or to BridgingLife. Of the more than $4.9 million in charitable support given to Carroll Hospital in Fiscal Year 2016, more than 86% was contributed by Founders Circle members. This group of donors is vital to preserve the excellence of the care we provide.


Membership Benefits:

  • Discounts at Anchor Pharmacy and the Carroll Hospital Auxiliary's gift shops
  • Special care package if you are admitted to the hospital, including a gourmet meal and daily newspaper delivery
  • Your name or your organization's name listed in our publications
  • Periodic invitations to exclusive Founders Circle events

Our team of philanthropy professionals will help explore ways to give—cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real property and more—that achieve the goals of the donor while making a difference for those who will ultimately benefit. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and valued.