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Established March 9, 1993, the Centra Foundation has made a wide range of contributions toward the health care needs of our region. Through your help, the Foundation has sponsored medical screenings, offered health education programs on a variety of topics, funded indigent care and helped needy students pursue nursing careers.

Donations to the Annual Fund enhance and enrich the services, programs, and facilities of Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist Hospital in order to assist Centra in meeting and solving community health problems.

We collaborate with physicians in our community to offer frank and informative presentations on various health issues including breast and prostate cancer, heart attack and stroke, women's health, orthopedics, and mental health. We also help sponsor programs for childhood immunizations, teenage parents, and children's bicycle helmet safety.

The Centra Foundation raised $12.5 million to support two major initiatives of Centra with the FOR NOW...FOR THE FUTURE: Centra Prepares for the 21st Century Campaign. A 108 bed, multi-specialty East Tower at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and the state-of-the-art Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center. These projects required major capital investment and the support of the community to be successful.

Our Mission 

The mission of the Centra Foundation is to develop resources to enhance and enrich the services, programs and facilities of Centra Lynchburg General, Centra Virginia Baptist, Centra Bedford Memorial, and Centra Southside Community Hospitals in order to assist the Centra system in meeting and solving community health issues.

The major objectives of the Foundation are to:

  1. Sponsor Centra projects, programs and activities which address community health problems and issues.
  2. Develop resources to fund indigent patient care at Centra facilities.
  3. Assist Centra in providing the equipment and facilities necessary to assure excellent healthcare to its patients.
  4. Provide stipends and scholarships to needy and deserving students who wish to pursue health careers in Central Virginia.

The Centra Foundation is committed to serve as a good steward of the community's resources entrusted to it by utilizing, safeguarding and enhancing them through sound financial practices.