C.L. Benton & Sons of Myrtle Beach makes generous donation to Tidelands Health education initiative

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Published on July 31, 2019

C.L. Benton & Sons of Myrtle Beach makes generous donation to Tidelands Health education initiative

C.L. Benton & Sons, a Myrtle Beach construction services company, has donated $10,000 to the Tidelands Health Foundation in support of the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching.

C.L. Benton & Sons donates $10,000 to Tidelands Health FoundationThe Skipper Initiative, established in memory of the late H. McRoy Skipper Jr., CPA, a long-time chairman of the Tidelands Health board of trustees, and his wife, Jo, supports the education and development of current and future health care professionals to serve the region. The Skippers were victims of a fatal car accident last year.

 “Mr. and Mrs. Skipper were passionate about the education and development of current and future health care workers,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “This generous donation from C.L. Benton & Sons supports that legacy of learning and teaching.”

The McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching provides scholarships for high school and college students pursuing health care careers, internships for newly graduated nurses, financial assistance for health care workers seeking to further their education and support for both the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program and the Tidelands Health Leadership Academy, a leadership development program.

“The Skippers touched so many lives, including some on our C.L. Benton & Sons team,” said Lawton Benton, an owner of C.L. Benton & Sons. “Our company wanted to make this donation to honor their legacy while also supporting the important mission of Tidelands Health.”

The Tidelands Health Foundation oversees fundraising and donations to the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching. The foundation, established in 1990, works in concert with Tidelands Health to provide new technologies, convenient facilities and increased access to health care services in the region.

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