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Community Health Network Foundation

Community Health Network has created a special place for you to declare your hopes, dreams, resolutions and goals for this new year. Just visit “Share Your _____ Year Ever” now and make a declaration about the kind of year you're going to have. Be sure to check back often to see comments posted to your declaration, and to be encouraged and moved by the posts of others. This is community at its best, where together we can declare and encourage everyone to make 2018 their best year ever.

Foundation receives $2.5 million federal grant to transform primary care nursing

Community Health Network Foundation has been awarded a four-year $2,564,978 Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant to transform undergraduate nursing education and current nursing practice in primary care settings. This federal grant enables Community Health Network to expand an educational partnership with the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) School of Nursing and will help us tackle a primary care nursing shortage and provide better primary care access to underserved patients.

Our Work

Since 1976, Community Health Network Foundation has worked to raise and steward financial support for Community Health Network, a non-profit health system providing a full continuum of care through more than 200 sites and hundreds of physicians throughout Central Indiana.

Our mission? To support Community Health Network’s commitment to improve the health of the communities we serve.

All operating expenses of the Foundation are covered by Community Health Network, while generous sponsors fund the overhead costs of our annual fundraising event The Giving Gig. Thanks to this support, 100 percent of all donations made to Community Health Network Foundation benefit patients and help to fulfill the mission of Community Health Network.

From behavioral health and cancer care to women’s, children’s and senior services, donors to the Foundation support programs that benefit a wide range of Community patients. For donors who commit to sharing a recurring monthly gift, we offer a partnership in our Mission Team. This team helps to provide the firm foundation to allow Community to continue to provide excellent healthcare for all and receives regular updates and invitations to special events throughout the year. Take the next step and join our Mission Team today.

Together we can build a stronger foundation for health

We invite you to join us in giving back to make our community a better place. Honor your caregivers by sharing about your experience or invest in programs offered solely because of generous donors like you. No gift is too small, and your support can help us help people of all ages. Together, we can help patients find healing and hope. Together, we can improve and save lives. Together, we can build a stronger foundation for health in Indiana.

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Making a Difference

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We appreciate all the donors who make our programs possible. 

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Welcome to the team, Lee Vriesman

Lee has joined Community Health Network Foundation as a Director of Development. She will lead the Foundation’s grateful patient and family program, working with patients, physicians and caregivers to create avenues for donors to give while raising financial support for the Foundation’s philanthropic priorities. Lee has more than 25 years of fundraising experience having worked for healthcare, education and social service organizations around Indianapolis, and we look forward to the impact her work will have on Community’s patients.

Your generosity makes a difference

The Annual Community Impact Report shows how the programs and services you support make a difference in people's lives and our community. 

Board of Directors

Community Health Network Foundation is governed by a board of directors composed of several Central Indiana corporate and civic leaders dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Bob Shortle - Chair
Managing Director, Periculum Capital Company, LLC

Dave Baldwin - Vice Chair
Chief Financial Officer, MacAllister Machinery

Timothy Wright - Treasurer
President, WTW, Inc.

Ramarao Yeleti, MD - Secretary
EVP, Chief Physician Executive, Community Physician Network

Sumeeta Bhatia
Civic Leader

Quinn Buckner
Vice President, Communications, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Thomas Ferrara, MD
OB/GYN Physician, Community Health Network

Nadine Givens
Senior Vice President and Market Director of Wealth Management, PNC

Frank Hancock
President and CEO, Sport Graphics, Inc.

Blake Jackson
Director, American Senior Communities

Jan Keefer
Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLC

Patricia Keiffner
Publisher/Director, Custom Publishing
Director of Production, IBJ Media

Mary Beth Oakes
CEO, Business Furniture/Choreo

Jennifer Ping
Principal, Bose Public Affairs Group

Myra Selby
Partner, Ice Miller, LLP

Joan SerVaas
Publisher and CEO of The Saturday Evening Post Society, the Children's Better Health Institute and Curtis Licensing

Frank Short
President and Majority Owner, Short Strategy Group, Inc

Marina (Hadjioannou) Waters
Chief Operating Officer, LUNA Language Services

Professional Team

Meet the Community Health Network Foundation team. Please call 317-355-GIVE (4483) for questions about giving or our mission.

Joyce Irwin Foundation President

Joyce Irwin
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Bente Weitekamp Foundation VP Development

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development

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Rob Baker
Executive Director of Finance
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  Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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Carla Borden
Manager, Grants and Compliance
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  Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance
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Ryan Chelli
Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and
Strategic Engagement
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  Libby Pedigo
Development Director
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Bridget Cleveland
Development Communications Coordinator
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  Laura Pickard
Director of Development
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Kelly Coffey
Philanthropic Information Manager
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  Rob Rexing
Prospect Research Analyst
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Cindy Elliott
Administrative Assistant
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  Deanna Strong
Senior Financial Analyst
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Cindy Farber
Strategic Engagement Coordinator
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  Kenneth Tuttle
Database Coordinator
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Becky Foxworthy
Administrative Assistant
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  Lee Vriesman
Director of Development
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$500,000 and above

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.


Anthony D. Alderson
Alderson Commercial Group, Inc.
Auxiliary to Community Hospitals North and Heart and Vascular
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
United Student Aid Funds, Inc.


Gary and Rebecca Aletto
American Senior Communities
Anthem, Inc.
Baseline, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
Bright Sheet Metal Company, Inc.
CarDon & Associates, Inc.
Community Westview Hospital Medical Staff
Dr. and Mrs. Tom A. Ferrara
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Hancock
IBJ Corporation
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division
Dr. Preetham and Mrs. Sonia Jetty
JP Morgan Charitable Giving Program
Drs. Thomas and Robin Ledyard
Mr. and Mrs. Rob S. Lukemeyer
Marion County Public Health Department
Medical Staff of Community Hospitals East and North
Mr. Kurt and Mrs. Cathy Meyer
Bryan and Cathie Mills
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Orander
PNC Bank
PNC Foundation
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Westminster Village North, Inc.


Michael and Amy Alley
Apex benefits
Aramark Healthcare Regional Office
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP
Biotronik, Inc.
Bose Public Affairs Group
Dr. L. Louise Tetrick and Mr. Charles W. Brown
BSA LifeStructures
CallisonRTKL Inc.
Community Hospital Oncology Physicians
Community Hospital South Medical Staff
Day Furs
Emmis Communications
Epic Systems
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Gary and Peggy Ford
The Glick Fund
Grant Thornton LLP
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Health Care Excel
Heroes Foundation
Ice Miller, LLP
Indiana Blood Center
Indiana Grand Casino
Indy Fuel
Joyce and Marty Irwin
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Keystone Construction
Kindred Healthcare
Jan H. Mayo*
MacAllister Rentals
Medline Industries
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Orthopaedics Indianapolis, P.C.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Pepper Construction
Mr. and Mrs. Garry Rollins
Rollins Construction Co., LLC
Rosewalk Village of Indianapolis
Ms. Joan SerVaas
Sharp Business Systems
Mr. Paul Skjodt and Ms. Cindy Simon-Skjodt
S. M. Wilson & Co.
Swinging Fore A Cause
TEG Architects
The Saturday Evening Post Society
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Dr. and Mrs. Don Ziperman


Mr. Daniel C. Appel
Ball State University
Drs. Mary Beckwith and David Moore
Dr. and Mrs. Sumeet B. Bhatia
The Brave Heart Foundation
Browning Investments, Inc.
Business Furniture, LLC
Ms. Candy Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Caskey
Community Hospital Anderson
Claudia J. Davis, R.N.
Detail & Design
Mr. and Mrs. Bob T. Fox
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Goulet, Jr.
Gregory & Appel Insurance
Mr. Tim Helton
Dr. and Mrs. Tim L. Hobbs
Indianapolis Indians, Inc.
Indianapolis Monthly
Mr. Dan Isenberg
Patricia A. Jones
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Kathy Kessler
Dr. Sheryl and Mr. Edward King
Dr. and Mrs. Kenyon K. Kopecky
Marcia A. Landry, R.N.
Randall A. Lee, M.D.
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Karen Ann Lloyd
March of Dimes
Mercer Health Benefits, LLC
Monarch Beverage Company
David H. Moore, M.D.
The Moyer Foundation
Northpoint Pediatrics, P.C.
Julie A. O'Toole
Jill and David Parris
Drs. Mihir & Chandrika Patel
Mr. Eric and Mrs. Leah Payne
Radiology of Indiana
Lorrie and Ann Ramsey
John D. Riley, M.D.
RJE Knoll Business Furniture
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman
Bob and Barbara Shortle
South Indy Investments, LLC
St. Elmo Steak House
Dr. and Mrs. Ron Thieme
Mr. and Mrs. George Toschlog
Theresa C. Treep, M.D.
Trilogy Health Services
Laura and Edward Villanyi
Walgreen Co.
Bente and Jeff Weitekamp
David C. Williams, D.O.
Windsor Jewelry
Steve Zetzl


Mr. and Mrs. Doug S. Abney
Christa K. Adkins
Mr. Christopher Adkins
Lori L. and Bruce Allen
American Structurepoint, Inc.
Kate Appel
Angie's List Foundation
Dr. Allan and Mrs. Sharlee Arkush
Kathleen F. Armour
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest O. Asamoah
Auxiliary to Community Hospital South
Bacompt Systems, Inc.
Maggie L. Bailey, R.N.
Josephine Baker
Julie Baker
Phillip R. Baker
Dr. Robert L. Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Dave L. Baldwin
Barbara Friedenson Design
Dr. Sheila M. Gamache and Mr. Robert L. Bates
Dr. and Mrs. Ron Baughman
Dr. Keith Bean
Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Beatty
Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Bell
Len and Katie Betley
Big Red Liquors
Mr. Charles Bilyeu
Ms. Shelly Bingle
Mr. and Mrs. Mike C. Blanchet
Drs. Kristina and David Box
Holly Brockman
Cindy S. Brown, D.O.
Tom and Cindy Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Bruns
Cleo Ann Burgard
Mr. Neal Burnett
Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Buschuk
Dr. Wendy and Mr. Michael Byers
Dr. and Mrs. Jim D. Callahan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Campbell
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Carlson
Mr. Charles Cassinelli
Dr. Bernie and Mrs. Kathy Chabenne
Mr. David Charles
Kerri Charles
Ryan Chelli and Shayne Small, M.D.
Donato Ciaccia, M.D.
Steven M. Clark, M.D.
Jay and Suzanne Clifford
Cohoat and O'Neal Management Corporation
Colon & Rectal Care, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Combs
Community Howard Regional Health
Community Rehabilitation Hospital
Community Westview Hospital
Samaria Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Kris R. Copes
Jennifer and Rick Copple
Kristin Mays Corbitt
Dr. and Mrs. John T. Cummings, Jr.
Dawes Fretzin Dermatology Group
Roberta Denton
Val Deckard
Dr. and Mrs. John A. DeSanto
Joseph J. DeVito
Amy and Rick Dinkins
Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ditslear, III, M.D.
Jill W. Donaldson, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Duncan
Ms. Barb Elliott
Ermco, Inc.
Mrs. Beth Estill
Gary and Cindy Farber
Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Fahrlander
Fairbanks Hospital, Inc.
Mr. Ross Fazekas
Dr. and Mrs. Dave F. Felkins
Debbie Ferguson, MSN RN
First Internet Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle B. Fisher
Forum Credit Union
Nancy J. Foster
Elizabeth Frick
Mary L. Gamache
Dr. Sheila M. Gamache and Mr. Robert L. Bates
Donetta Gee-Weiler
Jenell Genardo
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Geiger
General Surgical Care
Mrs. Janet George
Mr. Jeff S. George
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly M. George
Mrs. Teresa George
Gina M. Giacone
Mr. John R. Gibbs
Mrs. Marianne G. Glick and Mr. Mike Woods
Amy D. Glover, R.N.
Golden Living Indianapolis
Barbara A. Green
Green River Medical, Inc.
Thomas and Jenny Greiner
Lindsay E. Gross
Mr. Stephen Hackman
Dr. and Mrs. Hany Haddad
Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Halstead
Drs. Christopher and Suzanne Hansen
Dr. Samuel Harmon
Connie D. Harrill, M.D.
Kathleen B. Haynes
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Hazlett, III
He Knows Your Name
Joseph M. Henderson, M.D.
Marty E. Henderson
Kevin M. Henderzahs, M.D.
Kurt Herron
Trudy Hill, R.N.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Hogan
Dr. and Mrs. David I. Hollander
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Howard
Valerie and Randy Howard
Mary Lou Hulseman, M.D. and Robert P. Varadi
Ms. Deana Hunsberger
Russell and Pam Hunt
Indy Eleven
Indy Racing Experience
Indy Sports and Entertainment
Jane Pauley Community Health Center
Drs. Noel and Jon Jansen
Mr. and Mrs. Tony L. Javorka
Jennifer L. Jent
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.
Debbie S. Johnson, R.N.
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Dr. and Mrs. Terry Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Dave A. Josephson
Mr. John Kearton
Mery A. Kendall, M.D.
Sarah F. Kerlin, M.D.
Drs. Rashid and Saeeda Khairi
Mr. Dave Kiecker
Dr. and Mrs. David L. Kiley
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce King
Jeffery L. Kirkham
Dr. Cynthia and Mr. Doug Kizer
Mr. David Kretschmer
Krieg DeVault
Chris Kuehn
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alberta M. Lathan
Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Nancy Lawton
Tony and Beth Lennen
Mr. Ron Lewis
Dr. and Mrs. Bob J. Lindeman
Mrs. Allison Lewis Lodhi and Mr. Imran Lodhi
Sally and José L. Longoria
Mr. Michael Lopez
Macy's Corporate Services, Inc.
Magnolia Health Systems
Tom & Christi Malasto; Mia, Camille, and Samuel Malasto
Manor Care at Summer Trace Assisted Living
Marian University
Melisa Y. Martinez, M.D.
Laura K. Massaro
Melissa and Ted Mau
Mr. Randy McCullough
Sharon A. McCullough
Patrick M. McGill, M.D.
Charlie and Jeannie Meadows
Patricia and Michael McCrory
Mr. Bob McCutcheon
Mrs. Nicki and Mr. MJ Meneley
Messer Construction Co.
Holly and Brian Millard
Michaelene B. Mills
Mr. David Miller
Michelle D. Miller, M.D.
Miller's Senior Living
Margaret R. Miser, M.D. and Jerry L. Miser
Larry N. Monn, M.D.
Dan Moore
Morgan Healthcare Linen Services
Dr. and Mrs. Jeff A. Mossler
Dan and Diane Mullendore
Aleta A. Mungal
Ms. Barbara J. Murphy
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Murphy
Dr. Marc and Mrs. Anne Murphy
Michelle W. Murphy, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Shekar Narayanan
New York Life
Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Newton
Mrs. Mary Beth and Mr. Dick Oakes
Office Works Services, LLC
Tiffany and Brad Olson
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. O'Neil
Mr. Wayne J. Pack
Julie D. Painter, R.N.
Larry and Pam Palmer
Young K. Park, D.O.
Mr. Sahvan Patel
Ms. Sia Patel
Payne & Mencias Group at Merrill Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Pendleton
Mr. Doug Penley
Laryn A Peterson, M.D.
Paula and Mike Peterson
Sheldon and Suzanne Phelps
Dixie L. Platt and Michael Burke
Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Platz
Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Plump
Anne Marie Prather, R.N.
Jean and Joel Putnam
Robby and Tricia Raney
Dr. Chelsey C. Rasmussen and Mr. Tom Gasta
Receivables Management Partners
Resources Global Professionals
Ricker Oil Company
Douglas R. Roberts
Mrs. Katie Robertson
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Robertson
Judith A. Robinson, M.D.
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Elizabeth H. Rollins
Harold E. Rollins*
J. Michael Sadler
Sahm's Catering
Dr. Jennifer and Mr. Howard Sams
Sarah Fisher Racing
David Scruby
Seals Ambulance Service, Inc.
Michael A. Sears, Jr.
Stephen B. Sexson, M.D.
Scott M. Sharp, M.D. and Rhonda Long-Sharp
Dr. and Ms. William Shonk
Frank Short
The George E. and Catherine H. Shortle Foundation
Drs. Holly Simpson and Bill Beechler
Drs. Robert and Jennifer Sloan
Jackie L. Smith
Southeast Anesthesiologists, PC
Southwest Airlines Company
Cynthia A. Spann
Katherine A. Steffen
Jeff and Cindy Stellhorn
Danielle and Mason Storm
Mr. Douglas Stratton
Studio 3 Design, Inc.
Dr. Pratima V. Stuhldreher and Dr. David B. Stuhldreher
Mr. and Mrs. Russell S. Stults, II
Russ and Brenda Swan
Christina A. Tang, D.O.
Bob Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Scott L. Teffeteller
Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Tocash
Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Tolle
Tom Wood Lexus
Mr. Stuart Trippel
Peter D. Turner
Pierre and Susan Twer
United HealthCare Services, Inc.
University of Illinois
Alishia M. Vanus
Beth L. vonMerveldt
Joy Vrabec
Drs. Catherine and John Wagner
Walker Information, Inc.
Tim and Penny Wallis
Kim J. Walton, R.N.
Chris Wayne, FACHE
Ms. Michelle L. Welsh
Western Governors University - Indiana
Mr. Frank Wheeler
Becky White
Ms. Deb Whitfield
Dr. and Mrs. Steve M. Wilk
Mr. James and Dr. Jill Wilson
Nichole and Corey Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Wilson
The Wine Guy at the Grapevine Cottage
Amy M. Wire, R.N.
Charles Wolfe
Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Wood
Mr. Mike Woods
Louis M. Wright, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Ram Yeleti
Leslie R. Yoder
Frank and Regina Yount
Mr. Thomas Zimmerman
Mrs. Margaret Ziperman


Community Health Network Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with principal offices located at 7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Our tax ID number is 51-0181688.

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Community Health Network Foundation
7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125
Indianapolis, IN 46256

317-355-GIVE (4483)