Pauley Advisory Board

Bringing together like-minded donors, the Pauley Society was created by the Pauley Heart Center Advisory Board to raise awareness and support for Pauley and fund scientific discovery. Pictured here, the heart center’s advisory board includes George Vetrovec, Rick Burton, Napoleon Peoples, Mitch Haddon, Bill McAllister, Nancy Belleman (back row); and Ken Blaisdell, Roger Boevé, John Congdon and Jim White (front row). Photo: Tyler Trumbo

New Giving Society Supports Pauley Heart Center

There’s a new society on the MCV Campus to celebrate the generosity and vision of supporters of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center. The Pauley Society is a new group for those who believe in the heart center’s mission to save and improve the lives of people with heart disease and commit to providing an annual donation of $1,000 or more to any Pauley Heart fund. Their donations provide Pauley Heart Center director Greg Hundley, M.D., and his team with a reliable base of support to ensure they can continue their excellence in patient care, research and education.

“Coalescing individuals around a common goal, we can defeat heart disease,” said Roger Boevé, advisory board chair. Boevé also serves on VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Advisory Board and served 12 years as an  MCV Foundation trustee.

Even in these difficult times, Pauley’s world-renowned doctors and researchers are working to expand their research portfolio, recruit additional researchers and provide cardiovascular care to those that other regional hospitals could not manage. “Without the help of our consortium of patients, faculty, staff, donors and friends, it would be impossible to continue our important work,” Boevé said.

Pauley Society funds will supplement the grant money Pauley      receives from the National Institutes of Health.

“Pauley Society gifts leverage other dollars,” explained advisory board member Ken Blaisdell. “Your $1,000 (or more) to the Pauley Heart Center can be used to augment National Institutes of Health research grants, for example, as discretionary funds to cover expenses not directly covered by them. It can make a measurable difference.”

NIH grants come with restrictions. Pauley Society donations allow Hundley the freedom of movement to deploy those dollars where they can best be used.

Members of the Pauley Society will have their names listed in The Beat, the center’s bi-annual publication, and on the Pauley Heart Center website. Additionally, they will be invited to intimate events  hosted by the advisory board and have access to exclusive webinars featuring faculty and other consortium members.

“The Pauley Society will be a compelling force to elevate the Pauley Heart Center to the top tier of heart centers in the country,” Boevé said. 

If you are interested in joining the Pauley Society, please visit the Pauley Heart Center giving page or contact Brenna Monk at 804-628-5813 or brenna.monk@vcuhealth.org.