URGENT: Register for Zoom before Event Tomorrow

ATTENTION: If you have received an email to watch the Heart of the Community's Zoom program, it is...

Don’t Miss Our Silent Auction!

Exciting News! Our online Silent Auction is LIVE! Be sure to view all of the wonderful items up...

Join us in honoring our community’s unsung heroes!

YOU are invited to participate in the 2021 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor. Seven local...

Join Us for Heart Walk Cycle Paddle and family events Feb 27th!

Join us at 10:30 AM on February 27th at Ridge Ferry Park for a Heart-Healthy family day to pay...

2021 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor Recipients

On February 27,2021, seven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community...

EMILY HJORT, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Douglasville, Georgia, Emily and her husband, Peter, moved to Rome in 1998 from...

DR. MATTHEW MCCLAIN, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

Dr. McClain has been a Radiologist with Rome Radiology Group since 2006.A graduate of Georgia...

NELLE HOLLAND REAGAN 1936-2020, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

The definition of a matriarch is a woman who dominated as family, group or state.With a dazzling...

MONICA SHEPPARD, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Tucker, Georgia, Monica is a graduate of Berry College where she received a B.S....

ALLEN AND ALFRED SHROPSHIRE, 2021 HOC Award Recipients

  Allen and Alfred were born June 25, 1934 in Rome, Georgia sons of Jessie and Pharies...

JULIE SMITH, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Stone Mountain, Julie graduated from Shorter College with a B.A in Communication and a...

Since its beginning, the Heart of the Community Foundation has continued to raise money to support heart related projects in the Rome community.

Each year, the Heart of the Community Awards event has honored residents of Rome for their committed service and dedication to the community.

In addition to the elegant Affair of the Heart awards gala, HOC holds other special events that support the Foundation, and promote awareness of heart health throughout the community.

Our Affair of the Heart, Community Awards of Honor event will be held February 27, 2021 virtually via Zoom.  Please click below for reservation and sponsorship information.

A portion of the donations to the Heart of
the Community go to placing AED
defibrillator units in local public agencies. 
If your organization is in need of an AED,  please let us know.
Please note: Our request guidelines are being revised at this time.
Please check back for new guidelines soon.

Our History

On February 27, 1987, the first Heart of the Community event was held at the Coosa Country Club. It was sponsored by Redmond Park Hospital and WRGA/WQTU Radio, and the event raised funds for the American Heart Association.

Community Projects

In the 34 years since its beginning, the Heart of the Community Foundation has continued to raise money to support heart-related projects in the Rome community.

Awards & Events

Each year, the Heart of the Community Awards event honors residents of Rome for their committed service and dedication to the community. Over 230 local heroes have been honored thus far.

Contribute

Please join in supporting the 2020-2021 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor as our salute to individuals dedicated to volunteerism. All sponsors will receive recognition in the program, as well as tickets to the event.

Contact Us!

Have questions about our Awards of Honor Event? Want to get involved with the Heart of the Community?
Message us here or contact Wanda Whitten at 706-802-3924.

Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc.
Redmond Regional Medical Center
P. O. Box 5064
Rome, Georgia 30162-5064