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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 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. 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. Take a look at the video below to see some of the ways your gifts made an impact in 2020, and learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines by clicking the button below. 

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Much progress has been made in the last year regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the ripple effects of 2020 continue. The increase of mental health challenges for both adults and children is a growing health crisis. We know too that the health-related social needs of our neighbors are on the rise, as the economic impact of the pandemic continues to affect family and individual finances.

With the support of donors like you, Community Health Network offers programs that strive to address these challenges and more. Donor-funded efforts aim to reduce barriers to health and help more men, women and children in our communities access the care they need, where and when they need it most. Watch our latest episode of Stand By Me to learn more about these programs as well as for a look-back and look-ahead regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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

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

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

Timothy Wright - Chair of Allocations Committee
President, WTW, Inc.

Mary Beth Oakes - Chair of Nominating Committee
CEO, Business Furniture/Choreo

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

Sumeeta Bhatia
Civic Leader

Gerry Bailey
CEO, FullStack PEO

Jon Jansen, MD
Physician, Community Physician Network

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

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

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

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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  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 Manager
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  Rob Rexing
Prospect Research Analyst
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Becky Foxworthy
Sr. Executive Assistant
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Larissa Richardson-Jones
Database Coordinator
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Hannah Giere
Development Manager
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  Keith Stafford
Grants and Compliance Administrator
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Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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  Deanna Strong
Sr. Financial Analyst
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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)