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Pardee Foundation leader to retire

Kim Hinkelman, executive director of Pardee Hospital Foundation, will retire at the end of December after eight years at Pardee and 45 years in the nonprofit world, Pardee UNC Health Care announced on Friday.

Hinkelman will work with Pardee’s executive leadership team to determine a transition plan and will continue to fulfill her leadership duties until the end of the year.

“On behalf of the leadership team and board of directors, we are grateful for Kim’s outstanding work and leadership of the Foundation,” said Jay Kirby, president and CEO of Pardee. “Kim is passionate about our community, hospital, patients and philanthropy, and has raised $14.5 million for Pardee during her tenure. Her dedication to our organization is evident and she will be missed. We wish her all the best in her retirement.”
“Kim has been a valued leader and champion for Pardee and our community,” added Vaughan Matthews, chairperson of the board of directors for Pardee Hospital Foundation. “She has helped to further develop a culture of philanthropy and leadership within our board that will serve us well into the future.”
“It has been my honor to serve as executive director of Pardee Hospital Foundation for the past eight years, and I thank Jay Kirby, the board of directors and my team for their ongoing support and dedication to our mission,” said Hinkelman. “My husband and I love calling Hendersonville home and plan to stay here in the near future. I am looking forward to getting involved as a volunteer in our community, teaching, and lending professional support and guidance to local organizations that may need assistance.”
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