About the George
Faile Foundation, Inc.
The George Faile Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation
established initially to provide financial support for the Baptist
Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana, but the goal is to provide for similar institutions in third
world countries across the globe.
Baptist Medical Centre plays an important role in meeting the
medical and spiritual needs of Northern Ghana. The people there
continue to live in small villages supported by subsistence
farming. By providing quality medical care to this low income
group, Baptist Medical Centre is a living example of the caring and
compassion exemplified by Jesus Christ. To continue, the hospital
needs support beyond what is available locally and through its
parent organization, the International Mission Board of the Southern
Baptist Convention. Join us as we help continue this mission that
has been instrumental in leading thousands to Christ!
Our goal is to collect funds needed
to support the hospital. However, we're also interested in people donating
supplies, time, expertise, and even themselves! Won't you
The Foundation initially started in the Rome, Georgia area, although
this web site hopes to reach concerned and generous people across the world.
With your help, the George Faile Foundation can provided much needed
medical and Christian missions to third world countries around the
current focus is BMC in Ghana.
In June and July, 1997, Drs.
Paul Shumpert and
Willie Ree Howell served
as volunteer physicians at Baptist Medical Centre, Nalerigu, Ghana, West
Africa. While there, they became more aware of the extreme needs, both
medical and financial, of the area, and the vital part that the hospital
serves in meeting those needs. They also became aware that, though
support from its founding 40 years ago by foreign mission funds of the
Southern Baptists, the hospital's operating funds were being decreased
each year with the goal being supported by fees for service and the
African government. This goal appeared infeasible to the doctors. Out of
concern for the ongoing support of the hospital and its much needed
services grew the idea for the efforts to establish a foundation for
long-term financial aid to this and/or similar institutions.
February, 1998, Dr. Vince Waite, a physician missionary from Ghana who
was in the United States on leave, spoke by invitation to a local
medical group to inform them of conditions and needs back in Nalerigu.
Through this activity, others with similar interests joined the efforts
to establish the foundation.
the summer of 1998, Drs. Shumpert and Howell gave presentations at
surrounding religious and medical organizations informing them of the plans
and compiled a list of interested participants in anticipation of The
George Faile Foundation.
December, 1998, The George Faile Foundation, Inc. became a legal entity.
March, 1999, application was made for tax exempt status which was
approved two months later.
Shumpert and Howell met several times during the summer to discuss
various aspects of the plan. In September, 1999, Dr. George Faile III
met with Drs. Shumpert and Howell to give an updated report on the
situation and needs in Nalerigu and from there the foundation began to
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