McLeod GEMs - Families Going the Extra Mile

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What is McLeod GEMs?

McLeod Gems is an association of individuals under the leadership of the McLeod Foundation.  The McLeod Gems mission is to support the McLeod Children’s Hospital through volunteerism and fundraising while offering members social and professional networking opportunities. 

Members of the McLeod Gems are asked to attend meetings where they are given the opportunity to take part in the inception, planning and ultimately the success of a special event to benefit the McLeod Children’s Hospital.  Several volunteer opportunities and social functions will be held throughout the year aimed at raising both funds and awareness for McLeod Children’s Hospital while fostering an environment of year-round involvement.

Member Guidelines and Goals:
* Members donate $100 a year to McLeod Gems for an annual membership. McLeod Employees can payroll deduct the $100 membership. (It can be divided between two pay periods.)  

* Members attend event planning meetings.

* Members serve on one or more of the three committees: Boots and Bags, Jingle Bell Ball, Social Service Drives.

* Host Boots and Bags – a major fundraising event benefiting the McLeod Children’s Hospital.    

* Show a strong presence at Gems fundraising events and volunteer opportunities.

* Recruit others to join the McLeod Gems.

Social Meeting Schedule:

January - Social at the home of Mandy Runyan, Gems Chair
February - Grants Meeting
April - Service Social 
August - Couples Social
October - Boots and Bags
November - Service Social

How can I join?

McLeod Gems membership is open to all who are interested. If you would like to become a member, visit McLeod and click on the McLeod Gems tab or contact Davis Sawyer in the McLeod Foundation at 843-777-2138 or

McLeod Gems Advisory Committee

Mandy Runyan, Chair  
Gretchen Vergara, Co-Chair
Kristen Kleine, Co-Chair
Kendra Collins      
Erin Faile       
Tracie Foster
Sue Jona
Jill Latshaw
Sarah Roland
Davis Sawyer


GEMs will receive a discounted rate to join McLeod Health and Fitness Center. McLeod Health and Fitness Center will waive the joining fee and offer a rate of $44 per month. To take advantage of this discounted rate, tell the membership representatives at the fitness center that you are a GEM and they will take care of the rest.

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McLeod Health Foundation

PO Box 100551
800 East Cheves St., Suite 150
Florence, SC 29502-0551
Phone: (843) 777-2694
Fax: (843) 777-5174
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