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Community Health Network Foundation

While The Giving Gig 2019 featuring Reba McEntire is sold out, you can still buy into the cause. That's because The Giving Gig's real music is heard through Community's cancer patients. Their stories of courage will inspire you. So why not support them by making a donation. You can purchase a Windsor Jewelry bracelet, a Day Furs scarf or Indy Fuel tickets with proceeds benefiting Community's cancer patients in need of critical financial aid. You may not see Reba, but you'll see to it that those less fortunate aren't forgotten. And that should put a song in your heart.

Support the Cause

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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  Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance
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Ryan Chelli
Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and
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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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  Keith Stafford
Grants and Compliance Administrator
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Cindy Farber
Strategic Engagement Coordinator
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Deanna Strong
Senior Financial Analyst
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Becky Foxworthy
Administrative Assistant
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  Kenneth Tuttle
Database Coordinator
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Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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  Lee Vriesman
Director of Development
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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.

Contact Us

Community Health Network Foundation
7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46256

317-355-GIVE (4483)