Donor Spotlight

A Heart for Helping Others

John and Faye Sellers of Harrisonburg have a real heart for helping others, and their lives have been a testimony to that desire. Since their retirement 10 years ago, they have faithfully volunteered at Sentara RMH where they have been in charge of the Guest Services front desk in the hospital lobby, making sure it was staffed by volunteers from 8a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week.

It is that lifelong desire that also led them to donate $100,000 to the RMH Foundation to help establish the newly created Institute for Nursing Excellence and Innovation.

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  • John Sellers was a school teacher and principal before becoming director of financial aid for James Madison University until he retired. ”It’s pleasing to know that the endowment will help future women and men advance the tradition of nursing excellence at Sentara RMH.”
  • Faye Sellers, a graduate of the RMH School of Nursing, served as a nurse for 42 years before retiring. “It’s very satisfying to know you’re helping others make a lasting impact on our community.”
  • John and Faye’s generosity is truly remarkable, and they have been very gracious in their service to the hospital for many years, says Cory Davies, RMH Foundation executive director. Now they’re leaving an indelible mark on the care our patients receive by establishing this endowment. I know the gift is personal meaningful to them but it also means a great deal to our nurses and their patients, who will benefit as a result. We’re deeply grateful.”