Sherby McGrath tapped to chair Georgetown Hospital System Foundation board of directors
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sherby McGrath has been elected chairwoman of the Georgetown Hospital System Foundation board of directors.
A resident of Debordieu, McGrath has been involved with the hospital system and active in community fundraising initiatives since moving to the area in 1993. She was a longtime member of the GHS Women’s Board and served as president and treasurer in the mid-1990s. She is former chairman and co-chairman of Tastes at Pawleys, an annual fundraising event sponsored by Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church to support Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen, and is a member of the church’s finance council. She also served on the capital campaign committee for the church’s parish life center.
“I am honored to chair this board during such an important time for Georgetown Hospital System,” McGrath said. “The capital campaign that is underway, coupled with the hospital system’s growth and increasing emphasis on wellness and population health, positions our physicians and services to have an even greater impact on the health and future of our community.”
McGrath grew up in Greenville, N.C., and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wake Forest College (now University). After graduation, she embarked on a successful career in communications, first as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun and then as a writer for several corporations and the government. She also freelanced for numerous publications.
She is the author of “Celebrating 25 Years...Remembering 25 Years: A History of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church” and co-author of "From the Course to the Clubhouse," a booklet on golf etiquette and rules.
McGrath succeeds local attorney Dan Stacy, who was elected to the Georgetown Hospital System board of trustees in October. Stacy will remain on the board as immediate past chairman.
The foundation was established in 1990 as a charitable organization to provide support for Georgetown Hospital System’s mission and goals through community outreach and educational and promotional activities. Resources for the foundation are derived from fundraising, donations, grants, and other sources where appropriate to assure long-term growth and development of the hospital system. Jessica Sasser is the executive director.