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Waters to Oversee Anderson’s Philanthropic Directorship

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Waters to Oversee Anderson’s Philanthropic Directorship

With a growing focus on community partnerships, Anderson Regional Health System is more philanthropic-minded than ever before. To support and enhance these efforts, Anderson has recruited Mrs. Christin Waters to assume the role of Director of Philanthropy.

John Anderson, President and CEO, said, “Christin’s knowledge, experience and established relationships throughout this area will enable us to more fully serve and support our patients and community, in essence, strengthening our goal of ‘Standing Together’ with our community.”

In addition to community outreach, one of Waters’ primary duties will be oversight of the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund. One hundred percent of the donations made to this important fund are used to assist local cancer patients with special needs not paid by insurance, such as transportation assistance, prosthesis, medicine assistance, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment.

Waters will also manage the development of several new fundraising initiatives designed to enhance various aspects of the organization. The Standing Together Fund is a general fund that assists in advancing technology and services, acquiring state of the art medical equipment, and improving and building necessary facilities.

A pediatric fund, It’s All About Kids, enhances, upgrades and supports pediatric services. Donations made to the Guardian Angel Fund are tribute gifts made in honor of a physician, nurse or staff member and will assist with focused needs throughout the hospital.

Waters added, “The philanthropic funds I will be overseeing are a natural extension of Anderson’s mission to improve the quality of life for everyone in our area. It is an honor to undertake this part of the mission, and I look forward to letting everyone in our community know the importance of ‘standing together.’”

Prior to joining Anderson, Waters served as Community Development Senior Manager for American Cancer Society, where she maintained a portfolio of more than $2 million in fundraising efforts and markedly increased the organization’s presence in counties across the region. Waters also has past work experience in advertising, marketing, recruitment, sales and event planning.

Waters attended University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Science with a focus on Hospitality Management. Upon moving to Meridian, she immediately became involved in the community and has held memberships and leadership positions in numerous organizations including Junior Auxiliary, Young Professionals of Meridian, Meridian Symphony League, Hope Village Guild and Habitat for Humanity.

Waters and her husband Josh, Vice President of Waters International Trucks, Inc., have a four year old daughter, Callie.