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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 support or 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.

We aim to keep you - our generous partners - updated on both the impact of your gifts and on the latest news and information to support the health of you and your family. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines by clicking the button below. 

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Right now, there's nothing more important than your health. Across Community Health Network, we're committed to helping our patients break down the barriers to care - including the financial aspects. We aim to make the financial burdens less worrisome so our patients can focus more on their health. 

With the support of donors like you, patient assistance programs play a key role in providing financial relief to patients. Whether it is helping a family put food on the table or ensuring a patient gets home safely from an appointment, your generosity directly impacts men and women in our communities, helping them access basic needs and letting them know we stand by them, united against the challenges they face. 

In this year unlike any other, patient assistance programs are as important as ever. We hope that, after watching this video, you can see how, together, we can enhance the health and well-being of more individuals and families across Central Indiana. 

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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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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

Jon Jansen, MD
Physician, Community Physician Network

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

Deborah Oatts
President and CEO, Nubian Construction Group

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
Vice President of Development
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Jennifer Bolander
Director of Development
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  Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance
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Bridget Cleveland
Communications Manager
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  Libby Pedigo
Development Director
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Kelly Coffey
Manager Foundation Systems Data
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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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Hannah Giere
Development Manager
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  Kenneth Tuttle
Database Coordinator
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Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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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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Community Health Network Foundation logoCommunity Health Network Foundation
7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46256

317-355-GIVE (4483)