Pay It Forward Emergency Medicine Development Fund

Dear Faculty and Friends of Prisma Health Department of Emergency Medicine:

We invite you to “Pay it forward” as we prepare to graduate our charter class of Prisma Health Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency Program (formerly Greenville Health System).

Pay it forward is an expression to describe the act of a beneficiary of a good deed to repay it to someone else. The phrase is credited to Lily Hardy Hammond who wrote in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight, “You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.”

Contributing to the Prisma Health EM Academic Advancement Fund can be your way to Pay it forward. The Prisma Health Department of Emergency Medicine mission is to transform emergency care by training emergency medicine residents to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered emergency care. We are developing the next generation of Emergency Medicine physician leaders for the Upstate and the nation.

To train the next generation of EM physician leaders many costs are incurred that would be eliminated with your Pay it Forward contribution to the Prisma Health EM Academic Advancement Fund.  This fund was established due to decreasing financial support for unreimbursed activities that fulfill our Department of Emergency Medicine mission.

Your tax deductible charitable gift will provide indispensable educational, experiential and growth opportunities for our residents such as:

  • Attend a regional or national meeting to present their scholarly project
  • Invite and learn from internationally invited speakers at Grand Rounds
  • Recognize and award exceptional clinical and academic performance
  • Augment the Life Beyond Residency WellnessCurriculum implementation
  • Provide seed funding for new educational and academic programming

We already appreciate greatly your expertise and time that you have put into building our EM residency program. Your Pay it forward payroll deduction or donation will be well invested sustaining the high-quality of our program and train the next generation of physician leaders in emergency medicine.

Please consider donating today by completing the Payroll Deduction Authorization by clicking on the link here. The form includes prefilled in Department Number and Fund Name:

Emergency Medicine Development Fund. 

Only your contact information and signature are needed to return the signed form to:

LaTronica Harris
Gift Accounting Coordinator
(864) 797-7757

If you prefer a single credit card or personal check method of donation, click here. Be sure to select: Direct my Gift to “OTHER” and enter Emergency Medicine Development Fund into the free text box.

Your gift will be acknowledged in the Prisma Health Department of Emergency Medicine Annual Report and is tax deductible.

  • Friend:$1 – 499
  • Steward$500 – 999
  • Mentor:$1000 – 2499
  • Scholar:$2500 – and up

Please contact us directly with any questions or the opportunity to discuss other giving options.

Thank you so much for your continued support and contributions as we advance the art and science of Emergency Medicine and train the next generation of EM physicians right here in Greenville, South Carolina.

Ready to give?

Payroll Deduction Authorization Form


Prisma Health Giving Website





Camiron Pfennig-Bass, MD, MHPE
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Associate Professor and Director of Colleges, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville



Ronald G. Pirrallo, MD, MHSA, FACEP
Vice Chair Department of Emergency Medicine, Academic Affairs
Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Clinical Professor, Clemson University School of Health Research