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Supporting the Foundation

You can make a difference

Your contribution, regardless of size, will make a difference in the health of our community. You have several options for supporting KDH; you can attend one of our special events, make a donation at any time, or include us in your estate plans. For more information please visit our Ways to Give page.

Foundation funds

Directly or indirectly, all contributions to the KDH Foundation enhance the quality of health care available to our community. As a result of our donors' generosity, the Foundation is able to support community health education, the purchase of new equipment for the hospital, staff education, as well as many other important health-related programs.

Although unrestricted gifts allow the Foundation the flexibility to direct funds to be used where the need is greatest you can specify what program or department you wish to support. Review the list of foundation funds below, then click the "Donate" button at the bottom of the page to make your gift today.

Existing funds at the KDH Foundation

  • Art Work: Supports the purchase of art for the hospital.
  • Bill Zink Scholarship: Used for a $1,000 scholarship to a current medical student or a college student who has been accepted to medical school following the guidelines as set up by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Building & Technology: Used for construction projects and upgrading of equipment at KDH.
  • Cancer Center Building & Technology: Used for building technology and the upgrade of Cancer Treatment Center at KDH.
  • C.A.R.E.: Employee Assistance Program. Provides KDH employees with financial aid in crisis situations such as loss from fire or financial stress beyond the individual's control.
  • Foundation Board Discretionary: Provides grants to KDH departments and programs to support operations, activities or program development.
  • EMS Development: Used for building, technology and education within the KDH EMS Department.
  • Edith Pendleton Endowment: Supports home health and hospice services.
  • Education: Used for health career scholarships for staff education and training.
  • Girls on the Run: Supports activities related to the Girls On The Run program.
  • Healthy Communities Initiative: Supports the activities of the HCI committees
  • Home Health & Hospice: Supports operations, activities and program development.
  • Oncology: Supports operations, activities (such as cancer screenings) and program development.
  • Pediatrics: Supports operations, activities and program development.
  • Prostate Health (Men's Health): Supports men's health and wellness activities and program development.
  • Quilt: Supports purchase of quilts used to comfort patients and their families during the dying process.
  • Radiology: Use for research, resource, and medical staff material.
  • Rehabilitation: Supports operations, activities and program development.
  • Scholarship: Supports employees who have chosen to pursue advanced education opportunities related to their position at KDH.
  • We Care About Our Patients: Supports small purchases to assist our patients with expenses related to their treatment. Established in memory of Cheryl Harlow, a nurse at KDH at the time of her death.
  • Wellness: Supports programs and activities promoting health and wellness to KDH employees, patients and the community.
  • Women's Health: Supports operations, activities and program development related to women's health issues.
  • Where Need is Greatest: Funds are placed in an interest bearing account and used as approved by the Board of Managers, Foundation Board and Administration. For example, the greatest need could be replacement of equipment or responding to an emergency.


For additional information on making a gift, the various funds within the Foundation, or our special events, contact Madonna Wilson, or by calling 812.801.0555.

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