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Shraddha Ramnath, High School Volunteer

Shraddha has been dancing since she was seven years old. As a senior at Carmel High School, she danced at her Bharatanatyam Arangetram, a graduation ceremony denoting the successful completion of a series of nine classical Indian dances. To prepare, Shraddha practiced for at least six hours per week for more than eight months.

As a volunteer at Community Hospital North's Pediatric Unit, she also demonstrates this dedication and strong work ethic. While performing her Bharatanatyam Arangetram, in lieu of gifts, she asked her nearly 400 guests to make a donation in support of Community Health Network’s young patients. 

In total, she raised more than $2,000 for Community’s pediatric patients. In the weeks following her performance, Shraddha visited the pediatric unit to present the funds she had raised to Community leaders.

Grateful Patient and Family

Exceptional care, simply delivered, isn’t just Community’s motto. It’s our way of life. This caliber of care is possible thanks to both the expertise of our caregivers and the generous gifts of grateful patients and their families.

Donations to Community Health Network Foundation fund a wide range of innovative healthcare programs that are making a direct impact in the lives of Hoosiers across Central Indiana. We invite you to learn more about an area or program you would like to support by visiting Our Impact section.

Make a Gift

Share Your Story

Have you received exceptional care, simply delivered at a Community Health Network location?

Give us permission to tell your inspirational story and help raise awareness of Community’s expertise and the need for ongoing support of our non-profit healthcare system.

Share Your Story

Plan a Fundraising Event

We welcome your generosity for hosting a fundraiser and thank you for stepping up to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Third-party events are one of many ways we encourage individuals passionate about our cause to get involved. To get started, please submit the third-party event application form below at least 90 days prior to your proposed event. For questions, please contact the Foundation at 317-355-5261.

Third-Party Event Application 

Third-Party Event Policies and Procedures

Facebook Fundraising

We welcome your support in the form of a Facebook fundraiser in honor of your birthday or any day to support our donor-funded, patient-centered programs offered at Community sites of care across Central Indiana.

By launching a Facebook fundraiser, you become a partner with the Foundation, serving as an advocate for our work, helping us raise awareness for the cause and supporting critically important programs that without the generosity of donors like, might not exist at all. Creating a Facebook fundraiser is easy! Simply click the button below to get started and encourage your friends and family to consider making a gift in support of this work.

Launch a Facebook Fundraiser

Planned Giving

Thank you for including us in your estate planning. Your future gift helps the Foundation support the needs of new patients. Planned giving describes a variety of philanthropic tools you and your financial advisor can use to make a charitable gift.

Community Health Network Foundation would be delighted to provide you and your legal or financial advisor, information, detailed illustrations, sample language and answers to any questions about the many benefits of making a planned gift that can support Community’s important healthcare mission.

Learn More about Planned Giving

Donor-Advised Funds

Thank you for considering Community Health Network Foundation for your Donor-Advised Fund. With a patients-first focus, Community’s programs serve as a highly impactful and meaningful place to invest your philanthropic gifts.

Increasingly, donors find that centralized charitable accounts called Donor-Advised Funds are an efficient and beneficial way to dedicate funds to support nonprofit organizations. For individuals, families and businesses with Donor-Advised Funds looking to directly impact the health and well-being of men, women and children in Central Indiana, we welcome a conversation with you. Please contact 317-355-5261 or email give@eCommunity.com to connect with one of our development professionals.

Physician Giving

Community’s physicians are driven by a desire to help others. As a non-profit health system, financial support from physicians further Community’s impact on our patients across Central Indiana.

Physician giving funds annual projects that are critical to both the advancement of Community Health Network and the health of our patients. Support from generous Community physicians to the Wrege Endowment and additional programs makes a profound difference in providing expert and exceptional care, simply delivered. The impact of these programs is great and includes financial assistance for access to necessary medications, training to save lives from drug overdoses, support to victims of violence, abuse and neglect through the Center of Hope, scholarships for promising medical students and free health screenings at the INShape Black and Minority Health Fair.

Make a Gift

Nurse Giving

Generous nurses from across Community Health Network have joined forces to create several ways of giving to support training and scholarship efforts for fellow nurses at Community.

Support Nurses

Society for Nursing Excellence

Created in 2003, Community’s Society for Nursing Excellence Endowment aims to advance the nursing practice at Community through education, celebration and research. Since then, more than $1.9 million has been raised, helping to fund a number of opportunities for nurses including the annual Nursing Research Symposium and scholarships for nurses to achieve higher levels of nursing education.

Call Now! 317-355-3861

SNE Banquet

Each year the Annual Society for Nursing Excellence Banquet honors nurses and raises funds. Watch your email for announcements.

Outright Gifts

A gift of any size has a direct impact on our friends and neighbors. Outright gifts are donations that are immediately transferred to the Foundation. Such gifts can include cash, appreciated securities or IRA rollovers.

Gifts of Cash

Simple, straightforward and as easy as writing a check. Please make your check payable to Community Health Network Foundation and mail it to us at the following address:

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

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of long-term (held more than one year) appreciated securities are an excellent way to make an outright gift to Community Health Network Foundation. You may take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property and avoid capital gains taxes. We are pleased to provide you with our electronic delivery instructions.

National Financial Services, LLC
DTC# 0226
Community Health Network, Inc.
Account # 091611409

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are age 70½ or older you can make a gift directly to Community Health Network from your traditional IRA of up to $100,000 annually. The amount of the gift counts toward your required minimum distribution for the year and is excluded from your gross income. We are pleased to provide you with distribution instructions for your IRA custodian.

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

Tax ID# 35-0983617


If you have any questions about making an outright gift please contact:

Rob Baker
Vice President, Foundation Operations

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development