Champions Society of Prisma Health Midlands Foundation

A champion fights for and protects a cause. As a member of the Champions Society, you can help to ensure Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands patients and their families are cared for by the best physicians right here in the Midlands.

Who we are

The Champions Society is an annual giving society of Prisma Health Midlands Foundation and the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands Board. The Society is led by a volunteer committee and comprised of donors who pledge to contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually.

Funds contributed by Champions Society members support the Pediatric Subspecialist Fund at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands.  The purpose of fund is to support the recruitment of pediatric subspecialists, associated practice start-up expenses, the establishment of new programs directed by these subspecialists and/or to purchase necessary equipment.
Pediatric subspecialists are necessary in our community for the diagnosis and treatment of children’s complex medical conditions. Examples of subspecialists include pediatric endocrinologists, cardiologists, neurologists and gastroenterologists. These physicians are difficult to recruit because they are limited in number nationally in comparison to demand.
By joining The Champions Society, you are helping Children’s Hospital ensure we have all the doctors our children need, right here in Columbia, so that families won’t have to travel long distances for care by a pediatric subspecialist. Last year, The Champions Society provided more than $74,000 to support pediatric subspecialty programs.
Society members will have an opportunity to meet Children’s Hospital physicians to better understand the critical need for these subspecialists and learn more about the great work being done at Children’s Hospital.
Champions Society members receive the following benefits:

  • Two complimentary reservations for the Festival of Trees Auction Preview held annually in November (rate for general public is $125/person)
  • The chance to build strong connections with other members and donors
  • Name recognition on the beautiful new donor wall in Children’s Hospital
  • The chance to take advantage of free, confidential, estate planning consultation

How to Join
Membership in the Champions Society simply requires a gift of $1,000, or more, payable over a 12-month period. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or caregiver. Donations of a lesser amount also are welcome. Learn more about the Champions Society and its impact on Prisma Health Children's Hospital—Midlands here.

Click here to download a pledge form.

Champions Society Executive Committee Members

Ellen Adkins, DNP, FNP-BC and Stan Adkins, MD
Mary D. Dailey
Greg Downs
Brian Dunphy
Shelton Haile
Deitra Matthews
Valerie Shah, PA-C
Deonca Shuler
Yuliya Rekhtman, MD
Lynn Williams
Chappell Wilson


Thank you to our Champions Society Members

Charles and Valerie Aiken
Drs. E. Stanton and Ellen S. Adkins 
Diane Bagnal-Moody and Bob Moody
Fran and Michael Byrd
Dr. and Mrs. Juan I. Camps
Children’s Charities of the Midlands
Emily and Henry Clay
Charlotte and Rion Cobb
Stewart and Allison Cooner
Mandy and Dan D’Alberto
Andrea and Jeff Dailey
Mary and Randy Dailey
Warren Derrick
Greg and Randa Downs
Brian and Shelly Dunphy
Ms. Jean E. Duke
Drs. Charlotte Lindler Ellis and Ed Ellis
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Ehreth
Mary Ann Ferris
Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Finch, Jr.
Mrs. Patricia Dunphy Fosberry and 
Mr. Martin Fosberry
Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Haile
Mr. Shelton Haile and Dr. Elizabeth Haile
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hamm
Suzanne and Drew Hampton
Dr. Jason L. Hawn and Dr. Leigh J. Hawn
Ms. Anne Hayes
Susan Heath and Rush Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Hydorn
Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hubbird
Victor and Monika Iskersky
Kym and Steve Johnson
Steve and Diane Junis
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lathren
Dr. and Mrs. Mark D. Locke
Mike and Mary Long
Col. Brian and Deitra Matthews
Paula and Ronnie Matthews
Dr. Catherine McClung Smith and Mr. Robert Harrison Smith
Jack and DoraAnn McKenzie
Beth and Michael Montgomery
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Nahouraii
Dr. David Oliver
Kelly and Drew Painter
Elizabeth and David Parker
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Pogrebniak
Mrs. Brenda E. Rankin
Dr. Yuliya Rekhtman and Mr. Yury Shcherbelis
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell T. Scott
Valerie and Bhairav Shah
Debbie and Ozzie Shuler
Deonca and Alex Shuler
John and Sally Singerling
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley O. Skarli
Ms. Judy Cotchett Smith
Dr. James R. Stallworth
Dr. Katie and Mr. Steve Stephenson
Mrs. Aileen B. Sunshine
Gregg Talente
Dr. and Mrs. R. Caughman Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Watson
Ms. Lynn M. Williams
Chappell and Marty Wilson
Dr. Colleen A. Wunderlich 
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Yeakel



To learn more, contact Anna Saunders at 803-434-2830 or

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