To Healthy Charlotte Alliance membership,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your leader in the 2018-2019 year and to follow Sherry Ward and Mimi Compton among many others who are so dedicated to this organization. I learn from their wisdom and find great satisfaction in being a part of this fine organization.

First and foremost, I am grateful to those individuals who are giving their valuable time and talent to serve on the board and in committees this year. They are an impressive and committed group of individuals who bring knowledge and energy, clarity of vision, allegiance and compassion. They understand our business and our mission.

We have two main goals for Healthy Charlotte Alliance:

  • To provide pertinent health education

  • To fund grants that improve the health and quality of life in our community.

With its 85-year history, and $1.9 million in grants awarded, Healthy Charlotte Alliance has earned a place of honor in this community. We can be proud of those before us who had the vision to found the Hospitality House, Teen Health Connection, Med Assist and other projects still improving the health in our community today. We have a proven track record of grant making and educating, and ultimately making an impact on the health and quality of life of those we serve. We have truly a remarkable organization.

In the 2018-2019 year we will continue to provide pertinent health education, award grants to deserving nonprofits whose missions align with ours and fulfill our mission of building a healthier community.

Very truly yours,

Karen Chandler

2018-2019 President, Healthy Charlotte Alliance