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Tanner Medical Foundation Awards Susan Fleck Spirit of Giving Award

It was a spirit of giving and philanthropy that led to building west Georgia’s first hospital — Tanner Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. It established a tradition of supporting health care that continues today through Tanner Medical Foundation and generous people like Susan Fleck.

Late last month, Tanner Medical Foundation honored Fleck for her more than 30 years of volunteerism, advocacy and generosity with the foundation’s Spirit of Giving Award.

Fleck received the award at a donor reception at the Depot on Bradley Street in Carrollton. The event recognized and celebrated the annual donors who have made a lasting impact in supporting Tanner Health.

Fleck became the 12th person to receive the Spirit of Giving Award since its inception in 2011. The award acknowledged Fleck’s dedication, selflessness and incredible generosity toward Tanner Medical Foundation and the Tanner Health community.

Fleck’s involvement with Tanner dates back to the creation of the foundation. In 1990, she was crucial in organizing the volunteer-led black tie gala, the Magnolia Ball. The first gala raised an outstanding $220,000, establishing the health system’s first cardiac catheterization lab. Over the course of 29 years, the Magnolia Ball raised more than $11 million for Tanner’s health services and enhancements — and became a premier social event in the process.

Reflecting on her years spent with Tanner, Fleck shared her rewarding experiences.

“Volunteering at Tanner has been incredibly fulfilling, thanks to the amazing people I’ve met,” said Fleck. “From the inspiring patients fighting through challenges, to the dedicated staff working tirelessly to help others, Tanner is a place where people find comfort. The bond between those in need of care and those providing it is truly special. It creates a tapestry of hope and support.”

Fleck embodies the true spirit of giving and continues to make a profound impact not just on the lives of Tanner patients, but also on the residents of west Georgia and beyond.

Fleck said receiving the Spirit of Giving Award was humbling and a great honor. She recognizes that she is just one among many amazing volunteers who contribute their time and talents to Tanner every day.

Fleck expressed her gratitude to Tanner president and CEO Loy Howard, as well as the foundation’s founding president and CEO, Denise Taylor and the entire Tanner Medical Foundation past and present, for allowing her to be involved and serve. Through her volunteer work, her life has been enriched in unimaginable ways.

Tanner Medical Foundation is grateful to its generous donors and community partners who support the mission of enhancing care and increasing access to health care for local patients. The success of this year’s Spirit of Giving Donor Reception would not have been possible without the support of HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects (Premier Sponsor) and Tommy’s Express Car Wash (Signature Sponsor).