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Fort Sanders Foundation

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Your contributions support Covenant’s mission of improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health.  Click the link above to make your donation today.

Philanthropy at Covenant Health

Fort Sanders Foundation logoFormal philanthropic support of what was then known as Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital began in 1954. With the increase in charitable contributions, the Fort Sanders Foundation was established and charged with garnering support for the healthcare programs and services offered by Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, with the first major initiative being the creation and construction of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. That charge has grown to include programs and services offered by our extended Covenant Health family, such as:

Governed by a volunteer board of directors, which is comprised of community and corporate leaders and physicians, the Foundation performs many key functions necessary to its continued success:

  • Soliciting monetary and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations, and other foundations
  • Managing the investment of charitable donations
  • Acknowledging and cultivating donors
  • Organizing special events to support various funds and programs
  • Applying for grants from other foundations and/or corporations
  • Approving requests and distributing funds for health system programs and departments
  • Educating the community about the Foundation and Covenant Health facilities and programs

The projects and programs funded through contributions to Fort Sanders Foundation are only possible due to the financial support received from members of our communities. Our neighbors, colleagues, leaders, area businesses, and corporations continue to prove their dedication to ensuring quality programs and services are available throughout Covenant Health’s member organizations. With their help, and yours, we can carry out our mission of improving the health of our communities at the standard of excellence deserved.

Ongoing and upgraded contributions are the lifeblood of the Foundation. There are many ways to give:

  • cash donations
  • pledges
  • payroll deductions (Covenant employees)
  • gifts of stock, real estate, or property
  • planned gifts (trusts, endowments, and wills)
  • gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one
  • volunteering your time or services to events and programs

If you have any questions about making a contribution or comments about our work, please contact a member of our development staff today.

2016 Special Events

Event Date Event Name
Saturday, June 18  Southern Summer’s Night
to benefit the Hope Center
Monday, August 22  Patricia Neal Golf Classic
Friday, November 4
Saturday, November 5    
 Artsclamation!
to benefit Peninsula

Contact Us

The Fort Sanders Foundation can be reached by phone at (865) 531-5210 or by mail at

Fort Sanders Foundation
280 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37922