About Healthy Charlotte Alliance

Healthy Charlotte Alliance was established in October 1941 as the Mecklenburg County Medical Auxiliary, and founded by spouses of physicians who had a desire to support a healthier community. 

While the organization has evolved over the years, our mission remains vital.

Healthy Charlotte Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all people of Mecklenburg County.

We fulfill this mission in three ways…

• Health Education Programming – Convening experts to deliver educational programming on relevant and timely health topics
• Volunteer Programming – Engaging members who volunteer their time through meaningful service opportunities with local health nonprofits
• Grant-making – Financially investing in health programs demonstrating proven impact in the community

We are pleased to welcome anyone who shares our passion for a healthier community, to join our efforts and become a member.

Our History

Our History

Founded as the Mecklenburg Medical Auxiliary (of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society) in 1941, Healthy Charlotte Alliance’s roots are deep in the Charlotte community. Early days were dedicated to health-related programs for education, social gatherings among physicians, service projects with health drives, the Red Cross, and the Medical Library. In the early 60s, the first hands-on volunteer opportunity came with the founding of the Hall of Health and its...

Our President - Karen Chandler

Our President - Karen Chandler

To Healthy Charlotte Alliance membership,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your leader in the 2016-2017 year and to follow Sherry Ward and Mimi Compton among many others who are so dedicated to this organization.

After spending 30 years in the healthcare industry as a nurse,

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the activities of Healthy Charlotte Alliance and sets the overall strategic direction. The board is accountable to the full membership.

Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Healthy Charlotte Alliance furthers our mission by investing in projects and programs that improve the health and quality of life for all people in our community.

We are proud to have invested more than $1.9M in community programs since our endowment was established in 1982.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

The heart of our organization is the awarding of funds to health related programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Annually, agencies are invited to apply to receive assistance through Healthy Charlotte Alliance Endowment Grants.