Dr. Lea Richmond Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Richmond’s interest in fishing helped pinpoint and secure the site for Northside Hospital.  While chairman of the site committee, he was on a fishing trip with friend Charles Bondurant and happened to mention the need for 20-30 acres of land.  The three Bondurant families lived on 24 acres of land facing Johnson Ferry Road, immediately adjacent to and south of I-285 at the junction of the proposed North Fulton Expressway (GA 400).  Bondurant told Richmond that his family wanted to get away from the construction.  The site committee had inspected and evaluated 12 sites, but the Bondurant property became the unanimous first choice, and an ideal one, at the bullseye center of the area to be served.