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The Pfizer Foundation Donates $125,000 to Phoebe Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 3:11 p.m. -

Albany, Ga. – Phoebe Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has received a $125,000 donation from The Pfizer Foundation to help provide essential support to Phoebe Putney Health System’s employees and enhance their emergency response efforts to keep the community healthy and safe.

"We are so grateful to The Pfizer Foundation for this generous gift,” said Carolyn Higgins, president & chief fundraising officer, Phoebe Foundation. “This donation will support our relief efforts as we continue to provide aid to the citizens of southwest Georgia and our frontline caregivers during these challenging times.”

As a not-for-profit hospital, Phoebe depends heavily on the generosity of Phoebe Foundation’s caring donors. Phoebe Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund was launched to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic and to continue providing services to its patients.

“Amid this global health crisis, we understand the need for immediate and significant philanthropic and private sector contributions to help sustain local partners who are working on the front lines to fight COVID-19,” said Caroline Roan, president, The Pfizer Foundation and vice president, Global Health & Patient Access, Pfizer Inc. “At Pfizer, we believe it is our responsibility to help protect the most vulnerable from this disease and are putting the full weight of our resources behind our comprehensive COVID-19 response.”

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About Phoebe Foundation

Phoebe Foundation is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to support Phoebe Putney Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare delivery system that serves a population of more than a half million residents in southwest Georgia.  Formally established in 1989, the Foundation plays an integral role in supporting many of the health system’s initiatives as well as providing support to patients and Phoebe employees. With the help of generous donors, the Phoebe Foundation is able to provide life-saving technology and services here in southwest Georgia. Learn more at

About the Pfizer Foundation

The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions. A charitable organization founded by Pfizer Inc., the Foundation provides funding and resources to support programs that nurture science and innovation, reduce the threat of disease, strengthen healthcare capacity, ensure access to quality care, address immediate disaster and humanitarian health needs, and enhance the community involvement of Pfizer colleagues.