Willie’s Legacy

The Foundation

The Willie Stargell Foundation is proud to support organizations focusing on kidney disease research and providing and improving patient care.

In addition, the Foundation assists patients with financial burden of ever-increasing medical costs.

Helping Save Lives

In 2019, the Willie Stargell Foundation provided the Willie “Pops” Stargell Dialysis Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center two new Fresenius dialysis machines through the Michael Jordan Disaster Recovery Grant.   These machines are indicated for acute and chronic hemodialysis therapy.

The “Willie” Saves Another One

The “Willie” is one of the life saving dialysis machines the Willie Stargell Foundation has gifted to the Willie “Pops” Stargell Dialysis Unit.

“I just had to call “WILLIE” to save another life. I am so thankful we have the technology. I am so thankful WIllie is helping people. He is smiling and I have a feeling he is proud of all you have done for this hospital in his name,” said Dr. James McCabe, Nephrologist. (9/25/17)

2020/2021 Grant Recipients:

  • Willie “Pops” Kidney Dialysis Center at Novant Health (NHRMC)
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington School of Nursing
  • Cape Fear Community College Nursing Program
  • Individual Care / Patient Assistance

2019/2020 Grant Recipients:

  • Willie “Pops” Stargell Dialysis Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • DaVita Dialysis Emergency Kidney Fund
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Transplant Outreach Program
  • Duke University Transplant Outreach Program
  • Eastern Carolina University Transplant Program
  • Carolinas Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington Nursing Program
  • Cape Fear Community College Nursing Scholarship
  • Wake Forest Baptist Church
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Individual Care / Patient Assistance