McLeod Health Foundation

Insuring a Gift to McLeod Health

Nancy and Carrol Player

"It has given me good insight into the high quality of patient care and efficiency at McLeod," Carroll says.







Carroll and Nancy Player firmly believe in McLeod Regional Medical Center's mission to provide excellent regional medical care to the residents of northeastern South Carolina, and they act on their belief through valuable ongoing volunteer and financial support. Carroll has served on the McLeod Health Foundation Board almost since its inception 20 years ago. A respected local dentist well known for his community service, he says serving on the Foundation Board has been a great learning experience for him.

Nancy, also a dedicated McLeod volunteer, previously chaired the Children's Miracle Network Celebration and continues to raise funds for the McLeod Children's Hospital. The Players raised a son and daughter who both became medical professionals, and today they enjoy four grandchildren. Their son, Dr. Keith Player, is a practicing general surgeon at McLeod. Their daughter and son-in-law are both practicing occupational therapists in Georgia, who while still in their 30s have set up a foundation to help children in need receive therapy. "Our children learned the value of philanthropy by example, and we're very proud to have planted that seed of giving in them," Nancy says.

Carroll says they chose to make a legacy gift through the Foundation because of their strong feelings about supporting McLeod. Their financial planner, Wendell Jones, and tax attorney, Michael Roberts, helped them select and designate a gift of life insurance. "We had a life insurance policy that is more than we need now, so we're using it to benefit McLeod after our lifetimes," he says. "It was a simple avenue for making a gift, and we are happy to have the opportunity. We think McLeod's future is very bright."

"When you feel blessed, you want to give back," Nancy adds.

To join the Players in providing for McLeod's future, contact Roxanna Tinsley at (843) 777-2694 or