Middleton to Lead Archbold Foundation

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Middleton to Lead Archbold Foundation

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Archbold Medical Center is proud to announce that Edward “Vann” Middleton has been named president of the Archbold Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports programs, services and capital expansion projects for the health system. In his new role, Middleton is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the full range of stewardship and fundraising activities for the Foundation.

“I am truly excited to join Archbold,” said Middleton. “Archbold’s reputation in healthcare is stellar. The organization is a pillar in our community and a tremendous asset to our region.”

Middleton comes to Archbold after a 12-year career with Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy in Tallahassee, an organization with a deep history rooted in the culture of some of Thomasville’s most beloved philanthropists.

“Archbold and Tall Timbers are alike in many ways. Both are organizations that people are passionate about supporting because of their mission and purpose,” said Middleton. “The hospital has a long history of generous supporters, beginning with John F. Archbold’s gift in 1925, building a hospital in memory of his father.”

Middleton said his experience in fundraising has taught him if you are truly passionate about your cause, it becomes much easier to convince others to invest in its future.

“Archbold is a passionate cause—one that most people in this region will end up using or experiencing in their lives,” said Middleton. “As president of the Foundation, my job is to help find those passionate supporters who are willing to give of their time, talent or treasure.”

According to Middleton, the Foundation plays an integral role in helping provide the best healthcare in our region.

“State of the art facilities like the new North Tower and Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center provide for the very best in patient care delivered in a warm and welcoming environment,” said Middleton. “And in addition, over $300,000 in annual scholarships for nursing students and other healthcare related career paths is helping train the next generation of high quality healthcare providers in our community. Financial support of the critical needs of programs like hospice, dialysis and oncology provides assistance to those in need who cannot qualify for other assistance programs. These are just a few examples of how the Archbold Foundation provides critical financial support that really helps make a difference.”

As president of the Archbold Foundation, Middleton said his goal is to build on the good work of the past and increase the visibility and presence of the Foundation within the community.

“It’s important for us to spread the word that the Archbold Foundation plays a critical role in our community. The Foundation helps provide much needed financial support of critical healthcare programs in the region.  I look forward to telling the great stories of the good work by the Foundation and getting others involved in supporting such an important and meaningful cause.”