|Jefferson Cary Foundation|
The Jefferson Cary Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation established in 1993. The foundation is named after Dr. Jefferson B. Cary whose charitable bequest funded the original Cary Memorial Hospital, now known as Cary Medical Center.
The primary purpose of the Jefferson Cary Foundation is to establish a permanent fund, commonly called an endowment fund, to generate income to support the expansion of services, purchase new technology, and fund special projects at Cary Medical Center. The trustees of the Jefferson Cary Foundation have set a goal of $500,000; once this goal is reached, the income earned can then be used. The true value of the endowment is that it is a permanent and ongoing source of support for the hospital and its programs.