Summer Salute for Transitions LifeCare Donation Reaches $150,000

August 3, 2017 

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Summer Salute Check Presentation

L to R: Kristye Bracket – Transitions LifeCare, Larry Barbour – North State Bank, John Thoma – Transitions LifeCare, Jim Branch – North State Bank, Sandra Temple – North State Bank, and William Dunlap, MD – Transitions LifeCare

RALEIGH, NC . . . On behalf of the Summer Salute Planning Committee, North State Bank executives recently presented a check for $150,000 to members of Transitions LifeCare’s management team, said Sandra A. Temple, event co-chair and retired executive at North State Bank. The check presentation was made at a celebratory lunch for committee members.

“We are ecstatic,” shared Temple. “It is a pleasure to make this level of donation to such a worthy cause. Our committee outdid themselves in creating a great event and our sponsors generously responded.” The 2017 event was held on Saturday evening, June 10, 2017, at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. North Carolina’s own “The Embers” with Craig Woolard provided beach music and attendees enjoyed food, fun, dancing and more.

According to event co-chair Jim Branch, “Many events don’t last 10 years and here’s Summer Salute having its best year ever 14 years in. That’s a testament to North State Bank’s commitment, to the planning committee’s hard work, to the generosity of our sponsors and to Transitions as the recipient of the funds. They do exceptional work. The community appreciates what they do and how they do it. We anticipate another special evening in 2018.”

Joining Temple and Branch for the check presentation were North State Bank President and CEO Larry D. Barbour; representing Transitions LifeCare were Vice President of Development Kristye Bracket, Board Member and Founder of Transitions LifeCare William Dunlap MD, and CEO John Thoma; as well as many members of the Planning Committee. On behalf of Transitions, Thoma expressed appreciation for the committee’s hard work and the donation and noted that, as usual, the funds will be used to ensure everyone who needs care will receive it regardless of financial means.   

In addition to North State Bank, top event sponsors included: Diane and Larry Barbour, Liz and Jim Branch, Caddell Communications, Comfort Monster Heating & Air, PPM, Renee Spinks Photography, Shanahan Law Group, Virginia Watson and Wake Med. Summer Salute 2018 will be held on Saturday evening, May 5.

Summer Salute Committee Photo

2017 Summer Salute Planning Committee 

North State Bank
Founded in 2000, North State Bank is a full-service community bank serving Wake and New Hanover counties through seven full-service offices.

Transitions LifeCare
Transitions LifeCare is the leading provider of hospice and palliative care in Wake County and the surrounding area.