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Garry Rollins, Lifelong Donor and Volunteer

Garry Rollins' relationship with Community started in 1977 when his father was treated at Community Hospital East for a heart attack. In 1978, their construction company began a 30-plus-year partnership with Community, completing more than 1200 projects for the network, notably the hospital chapels.

For Garry, Community is a place that holds deeper meaning than simply a construction site. Over the years, Garry has said good-bye to his father and hello to three grandkids at Community. Today, he and his wife continue to serve Central Indiana families through generous donations to the Foundation and volunteer support for Community programs.

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.

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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

Raise Funds

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. Prior to planning your event, please contact the Foundation at 317-355-5261.

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. 

To discuss making a bequest, or any of the many other options for making a planned gift please contact:

Rob Baker
Executive Director of Finance
Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development

Charitable Bequests

One of the most important—and easiest—ways to support our healthcare mission, you may designate for Community Health Network Foundation a percentage of your estate’s assets, a specific dollar amount or specific property in your will or living trust.  You retain full use of your property during your lifetime and can make revisions at any time if your circumstances change.

Retirement Plans

You may designate Community Health Network Foundation as the beneficiary of a percentage or all of your IRA, 401(k), deferred compensation or other pension plans at the time of your passing.  Retirement plans can be subject to death taxes and distributions to your beneficiaries are generally subject to income tax.  The amount designated to Community from your retirement plan(s) at the time of death, passes tax-free.  You may also be eligible to gift a portion of your IRA to Community during your lifetime.

Life Insurance

You may gift an existing or new life insurance policy to Community Health Network Foundation by naming us as the owner and/or beneficiary.  You may be entitled to receive an income tax deduction if Community is named as the owner of your policy. Gifts made to assist with future premium payments are also tax deductible.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a gift that pays you income.  It is a simple contract between you and Community Health Network Foundation.  Community agrees to pay you or others designated by you a fixed income annually for life in exchange for an irrevocable gift of cash or marketable securities.  A portion of each payment may be tax-free, you receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax on the gift.  Community will receive the remaining balance of your annuity at the time of death.

Will and Estate Planning

Sample language for including Community Health Network Foundation in your will and estate plan.

I give, devise, bequeath the (sum of/ percentage of) my estate/trust to the Community Health Network Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization with principal offices located at 7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46256, to be used for  ________ or as specified in a gift agreement on file with the Foundation.  Our tax ID number is 51-0181688.

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.

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Nurse Giving

Generous nurses from across Community Health Network have joined forces to create several ways of giving.

Nursing Giving Circle

With an annual gift of $100, members of the Nursing Giving Circle control the fund and collectively decide which projects and causes to support in order to create meaningful impacts for both Community patients and the nursing workforce.

Join the Circle

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
7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125
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.
7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Tax ID# 35-0983617


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

Rob Baker
Executive Director of Finance

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development