Alamance County’s new grantmaking organization, Impact Alamance, has named an organizing board of directors. Impact Alamance-Funding a Healthy Community- is a $54 million dollar fund resulting from Alamance Regional Medical Center’s merger with Cone Health. More than $2 million dollars annually will be allocated to fund projects designed to improve the health of the community.
The organizing board currently consists of seven members- five from Alamance County and two delegates appointed by the Cone Health Board of Trustees. The founding leadership and slate of officers is as follows:
· FD Hornaday, III- Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Knitwear Fabrics. Hornaday joined the Alamance Regional Board of Directors in 1999 and currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Cone Health Board of Trustees and is actively involved in Alamance County through service on the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, American National Bank's Board of Directors and the Alamance Jr. Tennis Foundation Board.
· Nancy Hemric- Vice Chair, Attorney. Hemric joined the Alamance Regional Board of Directors in 1999 and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Advisors. She also serves on the Cone Health Board of Trustees. She has served Alamance County through service to numerous organizations from the United Way and Family Abuse Services to the Alamance County Arts Council and Christmas Cheer.
· Allen Gant-Treasurer, President and CEO, Glen Raven Mills. Gant joined Alamance Regional’s Board of Directors in 1981 and currently serves on the Board of Advisors. He is also a member of the Cone Health Board of Trustees. Gant is also active with numerous community and educational organizations including the Board of Trustees for Elon University and the Board of Directors of the Alamance County Economic Development Foundation.
· Tim Clontz- Secretary, Executive Vice President, Health Services, Cone Health. Tim serves as the Cone Health senior representative on a number of Boards: PACE of the Southern Piedmont (Chairman); PACE of the Triad; StayWell Senior Care, Advanced Home Care, Inc.; Call-A-Nurse; Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine (FQHC LA); Guilford Adult Health, Inc.
· Dr. Chap McQueen, Physician, Alamance Ear, Nose and Throat. McQueen has been a partner at Alamance Ear, Nose and Throat since he came to Alamance County in 1997. Since his joining the practice he has served as Alamance Regional Chief of Staff and has been actively involved in medical staff leadership. He also serves on the Cone Health Board of Trustees, is the former medical director for the Open Door Clinic and has served on the Alamance Regional Board of Directors since 2009.
· Alan Norton, Local Philanthropist. Norton joined the Alamance Regional Board of Directors in 2009, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors. He is actively involved in service to the community through service on the Elon University Board of Visitors and as the Chair of the Elon School’s Board of Trustees.
· David Leeper, CPA, Leeper, Kean & Rumley LLP Dave Leeper is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner with Leeper, Kean and Rumley, LLP. He was appointed to the Cone Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves on the Executive Committee as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Investment Committee. He also currently serves on the Governance Committee and the Strategic Communications and Advocacy Committee.
Leeper also serves on the Cone Health Board of Trustees, where he currently chairs the Finance Committee.
The board will expand to fifteen members before the end of the year. Members will be selected from the hospital’s Alamance County service area.
Impact Alamance will not grant any funds until the end of September, 2014. The next year will be spent determining key projects, establishing operational policies and procedures, funding priorities and funding guidelines. As a supporting organization of the healthcare system it is expected that a significant portion of the funding will involve health related initiatives.
“We intend to keep the community well informed of progress made on our funding priorities and grantmaking guidelines as they develop,” says FD Hornaday, Chair, Impact Alamance. Hornaday says the goal is to make sure nonprofits are well poised to apply for funds, if they are eligible.
The next step for the organization is to hire executive leadership. The hiring process has been underway for several months.