Donor Spotlight: Steve and Cathy Snyder


                                             Steve and Cathy Snyder

     Steve and Cathy Snyder

    Steve and Cathy Snyder - Westcott Associates

    How They First Became Involved with Hamilton and WHF: Cathy has a long history of volunteering at Hamilton, having begun as a candy striper at age 15. Fast forward, Cathy today serves on the Annual Support committee as a Trustee of the Foundation. As an employee in her father’s architectural firm, Gregg Sims, Architect, Cathy has worked on a number of construction projects at Hamilton since 1989. She can sometimes be found on the Hamilton campus in her work boots and hard hat as she navigates construction sites, while helping upgrade our facilities.

    Current Involvement with WHF: Cathy and Steve joined Westcott Associates in 2013. Cathy serves on the Foundation’s Annual Support Committee where this year she is chairing our Love Lights Holiday Giving Program.

    Background: Steve grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he attended Berean Christian School. He moved to Dalton in 1986. Cathy was born in Atlanta, and moved to Dalton in 1972 after living in Honolulu, Hawaii on a military base with her family.

    Education and Work: Cathy attended Dalton High School and graduated in 1985. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Georgia. Steve is the Vice President of Marketing at Garland Carpet & Rug, where he has worked for 21 years.

    Family: Cathy and Steve have two grown sons, Mitchell and Grant, and a daughter, Sydney, who all attended Dalton High School. Mitchell graduated from DHS in 2008 and the University of Georgia in 2012 with a degree in Finance. Grant graduated from DHS in 2011 and the University of Georgia in 2014 with a degree in Political Science. Sydney graduated from DHS in 2012 and Georgia Southern University in 2016 with a degree in Accounting. In January 2017, Sydney will marry Hutton Sellers, whose parents, Scott and Dawn, are longtime members of the Foundation. Scott currently serves as WHF board chairman. The Snyder’s family dog, Wilson, rounds out the Snyder family and is the recipient of his very own Love Light this year as a gift from his family.

    Activities and Interests: Steve's position in marketing takes him to various places around the world. When not traveling for work he enjoys golf, recreational shooting, wine, personal travel and country music. In addition to her service with the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, Cathy is a member of several local boards including the Creative Arts Guild, Historic Preservation Commission, Parents as Teachers, and the Dalton Convention Center. Cathy enjoys cooking, reading, travel and classic rock. Cathy and Steve both enjoy spending time with family and friends, entertaining and planning their next adventure.

    In Their Own Words…Why We Give to the Foundation: “We love Dalton and want the best health care available to the residents in our area. The Foundation provides us the opportunity to be a part of providing excellent doctors and medical facilities to our community.”

    What Excites You About the Cancer Institute? “A facility such as the Cancer Institute is not something typically found in a community the size of Dalton. The Institute will be an advancement for cancer care in our region and also an asset in attracting new businesses to our area. We are excited that Hamilton Medical Center is investing in cancer treatment and the potential the Institute will have on the future growth of Dalton.”

    Cathy and Steve, we think it’s wonderful that you’ve embraced giving back and being committed to the community, following in the example of your parents. You are generational donors who use the fruits of your labor to make a difference. Thank you for continuing to pay it forward through your family’s support of health care and the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation. Your children aren’t far behind, and we look forward to seeing what the next generation does in our community.