Our Staff

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation depends on its staff to keep our organization going strong and make our philanthropic efforts successful. These passionate, dedicated employees work on behalf of the Foundation to ensure its success.

Hilary Gibbs, MEd

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Phone: 229.433.1073
Email: hilary.gibbs@sgmc.org

Elizabeth Vickers

Executive Director, SGMC Foundation

Phone: 229.433.1077
Email: elizabeth.vickers@sgmc.org

Hilary Willis

Director of Annual Giving

Phone: 229.433.1076
Email: hilary.willis@sgmc.org

Our History

The SGMC Foundation was incorporated by the State of Georgia on January 13, 1978 for the purpose of providing support to or for the benefit of SGMC. The foresight of our founding members, Mr. Harley Langdale, Jr., Mr. James Beck and Mr. Ed G. Barham allows the SGMC Foundation to continue seeking charitable support which will ensure lasting quality health care.

Our Mission

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation’s mission is to engage donors in the philanthropic support of a healthier regional community.

We collaborate with individual and corporate partners to secure funding for projects and services that help ensure lasting innovative health care in the communities we serve.

Our Vision

To be a vital philanthropic partner for the success of SGMC. 

Our Values

Build Relationships with individuals and corporations who share a philanthropic passion for enhancing health care. Demonstrate responsible Stewardship of the financial resources & gifts.
Through Teamwork, collaborate with donors, physicians, volunteers, and SGMC employees to advance the philanthropic mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does SGMC need donations from the community?

SGMC is the leader of health and wellness in our community. Because patient revenues alone cannot fund the growth necessary to serve our community gifts to the SGMC Foundation allow the Medical Center to obtain state-of-the-art, life-saving equipment, to improve and expand its facilities, and to increase the quality of vital care-giving services. That is why your support is so important!

How will my donation be used?

The SGMC Foundation Board of Trustees chooses the most pressing projects.

Will my contribution really make a difference?

Yes, it will! By making a donation to the SGMC Foundation, you will join a community of caring people who are making great things happen for the good of all.

Is my gift tax deductible?

South Georgia Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent as determined by the IRS.

Can I make a gift of appreciated property, such as real estate or stock?

The Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated stock and real estate. Please call the Foundation office at 229.333.1071 to discuss your intended gift and obtain the information you will need to assist your advisors in making the transfer.

Can I include South Georgia Medical Center Foundation in my will, trust or life insurance?

Of course. And it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Heritage Circle, the Foundations planned giving donor club. Check out our Heritage Circle page to find more information on the planned giving options available.

To learn more about the Foundation and giving opportunities, call the SGMC Foundation office at229.333.1071, or mail correspondence and checks payable to SGMC Foundation to:

SGMC Foundation
P.O. Box 1727
Valdosta, GA 31603

The Foundation office is located at:

SGMC Administrative Services Building
201 Pendleton Drive
Suite 100
Valdosta, GA 31602