Ware family continue to give big

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hogansville land magnate Holland Ware, alongside his wife Faye Hendrix-Ware, have recently completed a $2.5 million gift to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The money was donated with the intention to create the hospital’s new, 18-bed Advanced Care Unit – which opened in December of 2018 – in addition to supporting the Piedmont Newnan Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center. The donation is substantial, and will impact the lives of many people for many years to come. 

Ware, a Hogansville native and graduate of Hogansville High School’s class of 1955, is one of the largest landowners in the country. He ranked No. 21 on The Land Report 100’s Winter 2018 issue of the country’s largest landowners, which reported Ware owned 534,900 acres of land spread across multiple southern states. The magazine also relayed that Ware has transferred a considerable portion of his ownership interests into the Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation, which primarily supports cancer research and the humane treatment of animals. 

Ware has obviously achieved a great deal of success in the business sector, there is no doubt of this. He has carved out his own version of the American Dream over a long and fruitful career in land acquisition and management. A man of Ware’s level of wealth and status can spend his time and money however he sees fit, which makes the choices Ware has made as it relates to spending his money even more admirable. 

Both Holland and Faye have spoken on the impact cancer has had on their individual families, which has led them to their conduct the generous giving.

“When asked why we wanted to do this, we have both had family members with cancer,” said Holland at the culmination of this latest gift. “It is an honor for me and my family to contribute to the expansion of our local hospital.” 

The new Advanced Care Unit, named the Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care Unit, has already served nearly 600 patients, patients who may otherwise not have received care. The unit has also increased the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan to 154 and has allowed the hospital to serve more critically ill patients close to home.

Generosity is a gift in and of itself, and is one some are blessed with more naturally than others. It is evident the Wares have received this gift in spades, and are paying it forward to the benefit of the local community and beyond, as the care that can now be administered at Piedmont Newnan is substantially more robust.

We extend a hearty and humble thank you to both Holland and Faye for their generosity.