Ashley - Grateful patient

Community Health Network Foundation

Support from friends like you ensured that help and hope were there for cancer patients like Ashley when things were at their worst. When you make a gift today to Community’s Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, you’ll provide someone like Ashley with a lifeline in the form of a $250 gift card that can be used to help with gas, groceries, and prescriptions ... meaning the patient can stay focused on his or her treatment. Watch Ashley's story and make a commitment to ensure cancer patients like her can afford basic needs while fighting cancer.

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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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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.

Kelly Hoffman
CEO, KST Security

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 Operations
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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

Tony and Kelli Alderson
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Community Surgery Center South


Alderson Commercial Group, Inc.
Dr. Keith Bean
Central Indiana Corporate Partnerships
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division
Indiana Medical Education Board
Indiana State Department of Health
Joyce and Marty Irwin
Bryan and Cathie Mills
North Central Health Services
Pepper Construction
Sharp Business Systems
Robert and Barbara Shortle
Solo Creative
The Glick Family Foundation
The Lutheran Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Tim T. Wright


American Senior Communities
Anthem, Inc.
Auxiliary to Community Hospital North and Heart and Vascular
Dave and Sharon Baldwin
Drs. Mary Beckwith and David Moore
BMO Harris Bank (M&I)
Bright Sheet Metal Company, Inc.
CarDon & Associates, Inc.
Day Furs
Epic Systems
Dr. and Mrs. Tom A. Ferrara
Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana
Mr. John R. Gibbs
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Indiana Blood Center
Indiana University
Indy Fuel
Preetham Jetty, M.D.
Koorsen Family Fund
John and Sarah Lechleiter
Lilly Oncology
Meyer Najem Construction
PNC Bank
PNC Foundation
Ms. Joan SerVaas
Mark M. Suedhoff
Windsor Jewelry


Auxiliary to Community Hospital East
Avenue Development
Carol and Gerry Bailey
Baseline, Inc.
Big Red Liquors
Bose Public Affairs Group
Drs. Kristina and David Box
BSA LifeStructures
Business Furniture, LLC
C.H. Garmong & Sons, Inc.
CallisonRTKL Inc.
Carmine Foundation
Anonymous Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation
Donato Ciaccia, M.D.
Community Hospital Anderson
Community Hospital Oncology Physicians
Emmis Communications
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Estate of Margaret Southworth
Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Fahrlander
Garmong Construction Services
Gastroenterology Care
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Geiger
Golden Living Indianapolis
Gorski Group LTD
Drs. Jianan and David Graybill
 Anita J. Harden
Joseph M. Henderson, M.D.
Heroes Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. David I. Hollander
Ice Miller, LLP
Dr. Kevin E. Julian
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Kathy Kessler
Klink Family Charitable Fund
Drs. Thomas and Robin Ledyard
Rob and Carol Lukemeyer
Dr. Brenda L. Lyon
MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc.
MacAllister Rentals
Marian University
Mr. Kurt and Mrs. Cathy Meyer
Miller-Eads Company, Inc.
Monarch Beverage Company
Mr. Lewis Norry
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Premier Hospice
Premier Steel
Primaria Health
Radiology of Indiana
Rick and Shelley Rauch
Russ Dellen Memorial Loop Foundation, Inc.
Yvonne H. Shaheen
The Beauty Lounge
The Brave Heart Foundation
The Saturday Evening Post Society
Dr. and Mrs. Ron Thieme
Union Street Flowers
Valet - Community Hospital North
Walgreen Co.
Bente and Jeff Weitekamp
Westminster Village North, Inc.
Wolfe Associates


Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Alley
Kate and Dan Appel
Aramark Healthcare Hospitality
Sharlee Arkush
BAF Corporation
Barbara K. Baughman
Biotronik, Inc.
David K. Booth, II, D.O.
Dave Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Bernie S. Chabenne
Colon & Rectal Care, Inc.
Deloitte Consulting, LLC
Densborn Blachly, LLP
Mr. James G. Easter and Mrs. Beth Alexander Easter
Envelop Group
Cindy and Gary Farber
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle B. Fisher
Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers
Forum Credit Union
Stephen Tom Gaw
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Goulet, Jr.
Gregory & Appel Insurance
Tom and Jenny Greiner
Healthcare Optimization Partners, LLC
Hendricks Regional Health
Kurt and Lisa Herron
Dr. and Mrs. Tim L. Hobbs
Wendy S. Horn
William R. Huey, Jr.
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)
Indianapolis Monthly
Drs. Jon J. and Noel L. Jansen
Drs. Noel and Jon Jansen
Justus Senior Living Communities
Jan and Jack Keefer
Sheryl M. King, M.D.
Ms. Suzanne Koehler
Krieg DeVault
Mrs. Kathy Krusie
Ken and Elaine Langone
Mr. Steve Lankton and Mrs. Leeann Lankton
Randall A. Lee, M.D.
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Karen Ann Lloyd
Luna Language Services
Marianne Glick - GlickArt
Melissa and Ted Mau
Medical Associates, Inc.
Mercer Health Benefits, LLC
Morgan Healthcare Linen Services
The Moyer Foundation
Michelle W. Murphy, M.D.
Orthodynamics Company, Inc.
Otolaryngology Associates, LLC
Mr. Eric and Mrs. Leah Payne
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Renkens
John D. Riley, M.D.
Garry and Julie Rollins
Mary Frances Rubly
Mr. and Mrs. Bill A. Sigman
Albert Z. Soforenko, Ph.D.
Strada Education Network
Sun Development and Management Corporation
Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister, LLP
Dr. L. Louise Tetrick and Mr. Charles W. Brown
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
The George E. and Catherine H. Shortle Foundation
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Trilogy Health Services
United HealthCare Services, Inc.
Valet - Community Hospital East
Valet - Community Hospital South
Edward and Laura Villanyi
Steve Zetzl


ABM Healthcare
Aletto Family Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Aletto
Andrea Ali, N.P.
Lori L. and Bruce Allen
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest O. Asamoah
The Honorable Alex Azar
Bacompt Systems, Inc.
Rob and Katie Baker
Linden Barber
Ms. Lisa Barger
Tim Barry
Kelly Barton
Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Beatty
Elaine and Eric Bedel
Steve and Angie Bell
Len and Katie Betley
Cathy J. Boggs
Allison M. Bordeaux, Psy.D., HSPP
Carla Borden
Angela and Doug Braly
Cindy S. Brown, D.O.
Rose Brown
Dr. Wendy and Mr. Michael Byers
Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. Caldwell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Campbell
Jim and Laurel Caskey
Castleton United Methodist Church
Jennifer Chapman
David and Kerri Charles
Chris Chastain
Ryan Chelli and Shayne Small, M.D.
Ciox Health LLC
Kathy and Randy Clark
Robert Cohron
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Combs
Community Hospital Retirees
Jessica Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Kris R. Copes
Mr. and Mrs. Rick L. Copple
Judy L. Cornett, R.N.
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Coss
Crestwood Village East Apartments, LLC
Crestwood Village South Apartments, LLC
Crestwood Village West Apartments, LLC
David Powers Architect PC
Virginia Ann Davidson
Claudia J. Davis, R.N.
Roberta Denton
Anne N. DePrez
Pamela DePrez
Dr. and Mrs. John A. DeSanto
Detail & Design
Digital Technology, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ditslear, III, M.D.
Charlotte Dugan, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Duncan
Dunning Ranch Guest Suites
Patricia O. Edwards
El-Beulah Senior Village
Ms. Barb Elliott
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Emmons
Faith Presbyterian Church
Debbie Ferguson, MSN RN
Laura and Keith Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fledderjohann
Mr. and Mrs. Bob T. Fox
Greg R. Fratzke
Dr. and Mrs. Fred W. Frick
Mr. Charles J. Garcia and Mrs. Billie K. Dragoo-Garcia
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly M. George
Mary Ellen Gillespie
Mrs. Marianne G. Glick and Mr. Mike Woods
Barbara A. Green
John Green
Chris Greiner
Lindsay E Gross
Dr. Kara and Mr. Jon Gurchiek
Stephen and Jill Hackman
Dr. Hany and Mrs. Joyce Haddad
Andy and Sember Hahn
Chris Hahn
Dr. Samuel Harmon
Samuel and Margaret Hazlett
Health Catalyst
Healthcare Claims Management
Kevin M. Henderzahs, M.D.
Herman Miller, Inc.
Leisa M. Hills
Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Hogan
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Howard
Mary Lou Hulseman, M.D. and Robert P. Varadi
Pamela S. Hunt, M.S.M., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.
Doug Huntsinger
Indiana Members Credit Union
Indianapolis Indians, Inc.
Indy Racing Experience
Mr. Dan Isenberg
J. Evelyn Confections
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Jacob
Mr. and Mrs. Tony L. Javorka
Tim Johns
Patricia A. Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Terry Jones
Kiran R. Kareti, M.D.
Mery A. Kendall, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Kent
Sarah F. Kerlin, M.D.
Kelly Ketring
Drs. Rashid and Saeeda Khairi
Dr. and Mrs. David L. Kiley
Kindred Healthcare
Bruce and Noelle King
Jeffery L. Kirkham
Dr. Cynthia and Mr. Doug Kizer
Douglas Klink
KneedaChef Personal Culinary Services
Dr. and Mrs. Kenyon Kopecky
Dr. John and Mrs. Amanda Kunzer
Laces for Lisa, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason M. Landis
Candace A. Landmark
Marcia A. Landry, R.N.
Alberta M. Lathan
Lawrence United Methodist Church
Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Nancy Lawton
Drs. D. Anthony Lee and Chao-Wen Lee
Heather Leslie
Mrs. Allison Lewis Lodhi
Katie Lewis
Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. and Mrs. Bob J. Lindeman
Mr. Michael Lopez
LTC Language Solutions
Don and Laura Lucas
Macs Shortridge, Inc.
Tom & Christi Malasto;   Mia, Camille, and Samuel Malasto
Nancy Martin
Melisa Y. Martinez, M.D.
Sharon A. McCullough
Mr. Bob McCutcheon
Patrick M. McGill, M.D.
Nancy and Bill McLane
Charlie and Jeannie Meadows
Mechanical Contractors Progress Council
Mrs. Nicki and Mr. MJ Meneley
Michael P. Merkel, C.P.A.
Kristina Michael
Michelle D. Miller, M.D.
Miller's Health Systems
Miller's Senior Living
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan A. Mills
Michaelene B. Mills
Dr. Charles and Mrs. Tracy Miraglia
Margaret R. Miser, M.D. and Jerry L. Miser
Larry N. Monn, M.D.
Dr. Marc and Mrs. Anne Murphy
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Murphy
Dr. and Mrs. Shekar Narayanan
National Bank of Indianapolis
Christy L. Nebesio, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Newton
North Campus Surgery Center, LLC
North Mechanical Contracting, Inc.
Mrs. Mary Beth and Mr. Richard Oakes
Tiffany and Brad Olson
Mr. Wayne J. Pack
Julie D. Painter, R.N.
Mr. Brian Payne
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pendleton
Mr. Doug Penley
Laryn A Peterson, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Peterson
Laura T. Pickard
Dixie Platt and Michael Burke
Dr. and Mrs. Chuck M. Platz
Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Plump
Poindexter Excavating, Inc
Anne Marie Prather, R.N.
PriceWaterhouse Coopers, LLP
Priority Ambulance, LLC
Jean L. Putnam, R.N., M.S., C.P.H.Q.
Quest Diagnostics
Lorrie and Ann Ramsey
Robby and Patricia Raney
Dr. Chelsey C. Rasmussen and Mr. Tom Gasta
J. Scott Reece, M.D.
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Kimble Richardson
Paula K. Ritter
Barbara Ritz
Drs. Michael & Katie Robertson
Judith A. Robinson, M.D.
Elizabeth H. Rollins
J. Michael Sadler
Saks Fifth Avenue
Dr. Jennifer and Mr. Howard Sams
Sangrita Saloon
Kim Scheid
Seals Ambulance Service, Inc.
Michael A. Sears, Jr.
Stephen B. Sexson, M.D.
Kristin and Michael Sherman
Stephen W. Shick, M.D.
Shivaji Gunale Charitable Trust
Jennifer Sigler
Jodi and Brian Silotto
Drs. Holly Simpson and Bill Beechler
Mr. Jay B. Smale
SME Live Nation
Deborah C. Smith, R.N.
Jackie L. Smith
Cynthia A. Spann
Dr. Jason Spoljoric
St. Elmo's Steak House
Cindy and Jeff Stellhorn
Chadwick E. Strain, M.D.
Dawn M. Sullivan-Wright, R.N.
Russ and Brenda Swan
Kelly Swearingen
Christina A. Tang, D.O.
Technology Integration Group
Mr. and Mrs. Scott L. Teffeteller
The Escalante
The Semler Family Foundation, Inc.
Matt Thuer
Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Tolle
Ms. Amy C. Traub
Karen and Wayne Turner
Peter D. Turner
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Tzucker
Valet - Indiana Heart Hospital
Valet at Community Cancer Center South
Rey Vivo, M.D.
Beth L. vonMerveldt
Ronald H. Vysma
Steve and Brenda Walker
Penny Wallis
Kim J. Walton, R.N.
Chris Wayne, FACHE
Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Elizabeth Weed
Thomas West
Ms. Deb Whitfield
David C. Williams, D.O.
Allen E. Wilson, III
Dr. Jill and Mr. James Wilson
Dr. Nichole and Mr. Corey Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Wilson
Amy M. Wire, R.N.
Mr. Bill Wong
Louis M. Wright, M.D.
Sam and Vanita Yadav
Tachi and Leslie Yamada
Dr. and Mrs. Ram Yeleti
Leslie R. Yoder
YourCause, LLC Trustee for New York Life
Mr. Thomas Zimmerman
Dr. Erin A. Zusan and Mr. Ryan S. Cripe


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)