Durham, NC – The Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation held its 6th Annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 11, at the Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC. The event raised over $50,000 for patient services at Lincoln Community Health Center, and more than 240 persons attended.
The honoree was Dr. John H. Lucas, Sr., former principal of Durham’s Hillside High School and leader in public education. Speakers included the Honorable Steve Schewel, Mayor of Durham, and Wendy Jacobs, Chair of the Durham County Board of Commissioners. The Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary and recognized the founder, the late Joyce C. Nichols, who was represented by family members in attendance.
Lincoln Community Health Center has served Durham since 1971, providing primary and preventive health care to an underserved, low-income population. Lincoln serves 33,000 children and adults annually, at 9 sites across Durham. 72% of Lincoln’s patients have incomes at or below 100% of the federal poverty level, and approximately 53% of adult patients are uninsured. 87% of Lincoln’s patients are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Lincoln traces its history to the original Lincoln Hospital established in 1901.
The Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 as a separate, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Foundation, whose mission is “to enhance the quality of health and improve access to healthcare in Durham and surrounding areas” serves as the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Community Health Center. Since 2008 the Foundation has contributed over $100,000 back to Lincoln Community Health Center. For more information contact: Lawrence Trachtman, Development Director, at 919-956-3863.
For more info, visit www.lincolnchc.org/