Community Howard Regional Health Foundation

Our Work

In May 1956, when the Howard County Commissioners pushed for a new hospital, community leaders recognized that healthcare at the new facility would need support from the generous people of their county. Thus, the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation was created.

From those noble beginnings have followed more than 60 years of healthcare service to the residents of north central Indiana. The Foundation has diligently worked hand-in-hand with the hospital since its inception, contributing millions of dollars of equipment, scholarship money and grants-in-aid to Community Howard Regional Health.

Together we can improve the quality and availability of healthcare in our community

We invite you to join us in giving back to make our community a better place. No gift is too small, and your support can help us support patients, families, friends and neighbors in the place we call home. Every dollar contributed stays right here in our community. 

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Ways to Help

Your generosity can help patients and families at Community Howard. 

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Our Impact

Together we make a difference in our community. 

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Board of Directors

It takes a dedicated board of directors to effectively steer an organization like the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation. The board is composed of volunteers from the business, hospital and private sectors, each of whom volunteer their time for the benefit of Community Howard Regional Health. Please join us in extending our gratitude to them for their service.

2019-2020 Foundation Board members

  • Jeff Cardwell
  • Clifford Evans, MD
  • Rick Filip
  • Tammie Floyd, RN
  • Alan Girton
  • Pat Himelick
  • Joseph Hooper (Community Howard Regional Health - President)
  • Cathy Kuenzli (2nd Vice-President/Treasurer)
  • Jeff McComas (President)
  • Tonya Newhouse
  • Jody Ortman (Past President)
  • Brian Pier
  • Kristi Short
  • Greg Sullivan (1st Vice-President)
  • Matt Tate
  • Cathy Valcke
  • Alan Warner
  • Chris Wolfe


  • Rhonda Eastman, Foundation Director
  • Barb Hall, Foundation Specialist
Maude Kelly Scholarship

In 1991, local philanthropist, Ed Kelley, founded the Maude Kelley Scholarship Fund in memory of his late mother. Monies generated from this fund are given to assist students who are planning to enter healthcare professions. The scholarships are based on academic achievement and the likelihood of the recipient returning to work in Howard or contiguous counties.

The purpose of this scholarship is to establish an ongoing source of financial encouragement and motivation to students pursuing degrees and certificates in healthcare professions. Members of the Scholarship Committee will review all applications and recipients are notified by mail in June once awards have been made.

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact the Foundation office at 765-776-8458 or email