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Community Health Network Foundation

At Community Health Network, health and safety remain our top priorities. Community Health Network Foundation has taken several precautionary measures, including working remotely, with the intent of best protecting and serving our patients and communities, as well as our caregivers and also donors like you.

As Foundation team members will not be onsite to process gifts, the most efficient way to support Community's caregivers and patients at this time is through online giving. Our secure donation page is accessible through the "Donate" button below. Gifts made in response to COVID-19 can help provide onsite meals, childcare support, and temporary quarantine housing for Community caregivers; offer financial assistance for Community employees facing sudden and severe hardship or support patients in financial need. For questions about financial gifts, please contact the Foundation at or 317.355.GIVE.

In addition, if you would like to make a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and more, please click the “Give PPE” button. For questions about donating PPE, please contact

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Now more than ever, we are witness to the heroic actions of our caregivers – and to the inspiring generosity of our neighbors across Central Indiana. For our caregivers, your generosity not only meets critical needs, but it reminds them that their community stands by them, united together, in the face of this pandemic.

Watch how a local family has made a direct impact on Community Health Network caregivers and other first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. With continued support, we can rally around more of our front-line care teams and ensure they know what we all believe – we’re all in this together.

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Invite your family and friends to join you in supporting Community Health Network's front-line caregivers by hosting a Facebook fundraiser. Click the below button, set your goal and end date, and include the below as your fundraiser description.

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Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for Community Health Network's caregivers, and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Here is what your gifts can support:

  • Onsite caregiver meals: For $6.50, you can cover the cost of a caregiver meal, safely prepared and delivered by our onsite food services partners. For $37, you'll cover the cost of an employee take-home meal kit or stock an onsite snack hub for 25 caregivers.
  • Temporary housing for quarantined caregivers: For $100, you can cover the cost of one night of short-term housing solutions for Community front line caregivers needing to self-quarantine but unable to safely do so at home.
  • Childcare support for caregivers: For $25, you can help cover the cost of childcare for front-line caregivers who have faced disruptions in their usual childcare arrangements.

Thank you for your support for our local caregivers in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Making a Difference

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Ways to Help

Your generosity can help patients find healing and hope.

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Your Impact

Together we make a difference in our communities.

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We appreciate all the donors who make our programs possible. 

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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 how Community was founded on philanthropy to testimonials from grateful patients recently impacted by Foundation programs and services, our storybook brings to life the work happening thanks to the generosity of donors across Central Indiana.

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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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Your generosity makes a difference

Our periodic Impact Update 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.

Dave Baldwin - Chair
Executive Vice President & CFO, MacAllister Machinery

Timothy Wright - Vice Chair
President, WTW, Inc.

Jan Keefer - Treasurer
Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum, LLC

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

Sumeeta Bhatia
Civic Leader

Gerry Bailey
President, Corvano, LLC

Robin Ledyard, MD
SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Network

Chou-il Lee
Partner, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Jim Macdonald
Managing Director, JP Morgan Private Bank

Candelario Martinez
Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo

Patrick McGill
EVP, Network Analytics, Community Health Network

Larry McQueary
President and CEO, Indy Fuel

Ann Merkel
Sr. VP and Chief Market Development Officer, National City Bank of Indianapolis

Mary Beth Oakes
CEO, Business Furniture/Choreo

Doris Anne Sadler
President and CEO, World Trade Center Indianapolis

Myra Selby
Partner, Ice Miller, LLP

Frank Short
Chairman and CEO, Short Strategy Group, Inc

Bob Shortle 
Senior Managing Director, Periculum Capital Company, LLC

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

Deb Wilson
Managing Principal, Engaging Solutions, LLC

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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Rob Baker

Rob Baker
Vice President, Foundation Operations

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Ryan Chelli

Ryan Chelli
Vice President, Donor Relations
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Bente Weitekamp Foundation VP Development

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development
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Jennifer Bolander
Director of Development
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  Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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Bridget Cleveland
Communications Manager
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  Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance
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Kelly Coffey
Manager Foundation Systems Data
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  Libby Pedigo
Development Director
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Cindy Elliott
Administrative Assistant
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  Laura Pickard
Director of Development
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Cindy Farber
Strategic Engagement Specialist
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  Rob Rexing
Prospect Research Analyst
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Becky Foxworthy
Sr. Executive Assistant
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Deanna Strong
Sr. Financial Analyst
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Jaana Goode
Grants and Compliance Administrator
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  Kenneth Tuttle
Database Coordinator
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Hannah Giere
Development Manager
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Community Health Network Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with principal offices located at 7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Our tax ID number is 51-0181688.

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7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46256

317-355-GIVE (4483)

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