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DeKalb Medical Foundation and Volunteer Services Names New Vice President

October 26, 2015
Ty Tippett to Assume Role on November 30

J. Tyler “Ty” Tippett is the new DeKalb Medical Foundation & Volunteer Services Vice President. Tippett, an active member of the greater Atlanta community, will assume his new role beginning Monday, November 30.

“I’m very excited about this tremendous opportunity, and look forward to becoming a part of the DeKalb Medical community,” Tippett said. “I hope to build upon the good work and accomplishments of the Foundation to date, and will do my very best to make a positive difference. I am especially eager to get to know and work with the donors and volunteers who make DeKalb Medical such a special place.”

Tippett has served as the Senior Director of Planned Gifts at the Shepherd Center Foundation in Atlanta since 2003. He served as a vice president in the Personal Trust and Wealth Management Department of SunTrust Bank in Atlanta for six years prior.

He is also an attorney and previously practiced law in DeKalb County for 20 years. He is the president of the Rotary Club of Buckhead, and a member (and past president) of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, the Buckhead Business Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Estate Planning & Probate Section of the Atlanta Bar. He is rated by his attorney peers in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ as “AV Preeminent,” the highest level of professional excellence.

“Having a person like Ty join our organization and lead the Foundation is incredibly exciting,” said DeKalb Medical CEO and President John Shelton. “His leadership, professionalism and friendliness fit our organization’s values, and make him the right person for this very important role.”

Tippett replaces Leigh Minter, who served in the role of Executive Director of the Foundation and Volunteer Services for the past eight years before retiring.

Tippett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in 1972 and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law in 1975.

Tippett will step right in and lead the DeKalb Medical Foundation’s current $2.1 million campaign – Building the Future of Emergency Medicine: When Every Second Counts. The goal is to upgrade the emergency department at the healthcare organization’s North Decatur campus. With over 64,000 ED visits in 2014, the renovated facility will help the hospital treat more patients in less time ensuring that no matter what their need, they receive the highest level of attention and personal care.

The DeKalb Medical Foundation encourages anyone who wants to learn about giving opportunities to call 404.501.5956.


About DeKalb Medical Foundation
The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $29 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.
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