Building support

Rick Dreiling, former CEO of Dollar General Corp., has been an instrumental advocate for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and supporter not only in the community but also as immediate past chair of the Children’s Hospital Board. Dollar General is generously supporting the Growing to New Heights Campaign, a philanthropic effort to raise funds for Children’s Hospital’s new four-floor expansion.

As a co-chair of the Growing to New Heights Campaign Cabinet, Dreiling is helping raise $40 million over three years to support the building’s expansion. Dollar General’s team is doing its part as well, selling $1 Miracle Balloon icons at Middle Tennessee stores for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN), of which Children’s Hospital is a founding member.

“We are passionate about helping children get the specialty care they need,” said Dreiling. “I am pleased that so many in the corporate community have chosen to join us in ensuring the future of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a gem in our region.”

– by Christina Echegaray