A Heritage of Giving
In 1960, DeKalb Health Foundation was established with the remaining funds donated from local citizens to build a hospital for the residents of DeKalb County. Since that time our foundation directors have diligently managed the funds to help support DeKalb Health for the future.
For the past 50 years, our hospital foundation contributed over $2.5 million for hospital improvement and expansion, as well as funding essential medical equipment. More importantly, these funds help preserve DeKalb Health as an independent, not-for-profit hospital and innovative leader in healthcare for the members of our community.
The DeKalb Health Foundation strongly shares in the hospital’s mission to promote, preserve and restore health.
Our role will continue to support DeKalb Health through fundraising initiatives with individuals, businesses and other foundations who desire to include the Foundation in their charitable giving or estate plans.
Many residents and patients throughout our community agree with our philosophy that maintaining our independence is of the utmost importance. As a result, we are able to make decisions regarding healthcare that are strictly local in interest greatly benefiting the people living in our area. With donations from our friends and neighbors, we hope to preserve our independence and in return provide personalized healthcare that is second to none.
DeKalb Health Foundation exists as a separate not-for-profit corporation from DeKalb Health designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
A local volunteer Board of Directors from throughout the county governs the Foundation.
DeKalb Health Foundation Board of Directors
Roger Wertenberger, President
Fredrick Brown, Vice President
Jeffrey Turner, Secretary
Michael Haggarty, Treasurer
H. Brent Davis
Leave a Legacy
Your financial gift is a tribute and will make a difference at DeKalb Health. The gift of health is the gift of hope for you and future generations.
DeKalb Health Foundation is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to make a difference in the health and lives of our citizens. We seriously take the obligation to be a perpetual source of support to DeKalb Health so we can continue to provide high-quality medical care to all. For more information about the Foundation, or if you would like to learn how to support its mission, call Anna Nixon at 260.920.2048 or Jeff Turner at 260. 925.4717.