Our Contributors

At clinic groundbreaking, Julien and Terri Patterson present $50,000 check to Dr. David B. Nichols and Jimmie carter to seed Endowment Fund for the new clinic. Photo by Ken Touchton

The fundraising campaign that has created the beautiful, state-of-the-art David B. Nichols Health Center has been a perfect example of how a public/private partnership can work together to solve regional problems.  Major contributions came from federal and state grants, with significant support from four key foundations and the balance from generous private individuals, churches, community organizations and civic groups.   All should be proud of an achievement that enhances the sustainability of this remarkable community.

From left: The Reverend Clay Macaulay, Pastor; Tangier residents Jerry Pruitt and Physician’s Assistant Inez Pruitt; Dr. David Nichols; church member Suzi Bowman; Foundation Chairman Jimmie Carter; and Project Director Tina Hagen.

Dr. Nichols and I had a dream that was realized after four years of planning and fundraising, combined with amazing gifts of time and expertise from professionals who donated a variety of services including legal, architectural, construction, accounting, and editorial services.  It’s impossible to put a dollar value on the many hours the following people devoted to this project:  Teresa Bush, Nancy Dykeman, Eric Finkbeiner, B.H.B.Hubbard, III, Esq., David Jones, Deborah Kelly, Davy Nichols, William D. Prillaman, William Westbrook.

Donor Susan Hill views clinic construction with Jimmie Carter and Dr. David Nichols, May 2010. Photo by Inez Pruitt.

In addition, we are grateful to the following for their invaluable donations of material resources toward the completion of the David B. Nichols Health Center:  For blinds and window treatments, Andrew Kidwell, Jr. and Andrew Kidwell, III,  MannKidwell; for design consulting, Ralph Higgins, Higgins & Gerstenmaier; for clinic signage Sandra Matthews,  Creative DeSigns of Virginia; for telephone system installation and training, Mike Higgins, Susan Devor, Douglas Stone & Richard Towne; for the dedication program fans, Jess Banks and Merrie Cousins, Promotional Considerations; for linens, Mary Randolph Carter and Howard Berg.

– Jimmie Carter
President, Tangier Island Health Foundation

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