Because of the efforts of community hospitals, like ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, far more patients survive serious diseases and injuries than would have been possible just a few years ago. Every new piece of equipment and each new medical professional we recruit makes every family in our region—including yours—a little healthier.
A vital source of funding our efforts to improve your health and well-being is the philanthropic support of people like you! The generosity of our donors provides us the opportunity to maintain a hospital that is modern and progressive. Without this community support, many of these services and programs would simply not be possible.
The professionals at ProMedica Fostoria Community Foundation help caring donors establish the charitable venue that best suits their goals. There are many ways you can help: annual giving, planned giving, specific needs, memorial gifts or gifts in honor of a recipient.
As a not-for-profit community hospital, ProMedica Fostoria Community depends heavily on the generosity of our caring donors to fulfill our primary mission. Every gift, no matter how large or small, helps to save lives and create a better community.
You can make a difference! For more information. contact the Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation.
Please read more below to learn about how the Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation is helping to improve health and well-being in your community.
Run the Res
Runners and walkers, adults and children are welcome to participate in the fourth annual Jeff Shiff Run the Res on April 14, 2013 at Lake View Trails. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 1 p.m., with the 5k and 10k runs beginning at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit cancer services at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Run the Res is hosted by the Family of Jeff Shiff.
Seasons of Change Workshops
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital will be hosting two workshops titled “Seasons of Change, Conversations for the End of Life” in 2013. The workshops will be held at the hospital on Fridays, April 26 and November 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. These workshops will include basic information and materials for addressing end-of-life decisions. Local professionals will discuss living and simple wills, estate planning and how to prepare for memorial services. The cost to attend is $10, which includes lunch and materials. To register, please call Glenna Phillips at 419-436-6824.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center
Patients in Fostoria now have access to advanced cancer and infusion care close to home. The new ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center is a beautiful, spacious facility for patients receiving outpatient cancer and infusion treatments. The more than 4,000 square foot facility includes a private, convenient entrance for patients and their families as well as nine treatment rooms and a separate area for physician consultations and exams. Additional renovations were made to the laboratory and inpatient pharmacy to support cancer and infusion services as well as advancing technology and equipment needs. The project was funded through generous support from the Fostoria community.
Fostoria Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament
The annual ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament is an entertaining, first-class fundraising event. Teams of four amateurs plus one golf professional compete for bragging rights and keepsake trophies. Spouses and non-golfers join the players at the after-party for cocktails, lively auctions and dinner. The 6th annual Pro-Am will be Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Loudon Meadows Golf Club.
Walk for Diabetes
The Walk for Diabetes celebrates those living with diabetes. The 13th Annual Walk for Diabetes was held on Saturday, August 25 at Lake View Trails in Fostoria. It raised $8,500 to support the Diabetes Education Program at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, which provides screenings, education and equipment for area residents with the disease. Since starting in 2001, the program has helped more than 260 people manage their diabetes.
The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation administers three scholarship funds for Fostoria area students pursuing healthcare professions. In 2012, 17 local students received a total of $9,000 in scholarships.
The J.L. Murphy Memorial Fund, J.A. Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund and G.H.W. Bruggemann Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500. These funds were established by former Fostoria physicians and their families. Eligibility requirements for each scholarship are specific to the establishing donor’s request and are listed on the application form. Past applicants may reapply.
Application forms for 2013 are also available at the hospital switchboard. Completed applications will be accepted until April 26, 2013, with awards being announced in May.
Contact the Foundation
Evelyn L. Marker
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation
501 Van Buren Street
Fostoria OH 44830
Families and philanthropic purpose
Philanthropy can be a force that unites and focuses a family. At ProMedica, we have helped generations of families fulfill their philanthropic visions. We bring extensive skill, knowledge and hands-on experience to support your family in defining and realizing their unique philanthropic purpose.
Many families face a significant challenge in passing the values of personal commitment, involvement and contribution to younger generations. Philanthropy is a powerful, proven means for integrating wealth and family by bridging generations and uniting family members around common causes and shared concerns. Philanthropy empowers individual family members by offering them significant responsibility for activities and issues that are important to them.
Define your purpose
Philanthropic efforts require focus in order to succeed. Betsy Kelsey, Director ProMedica Planned Giving, offers you personal support and an array of tools to help you and your family assess your goals, values and interests, allowing you to create a philanthropic road map to guide you in developing a more formal statement of purpose, including:
What you want your philanthropy to stand for
The issues, geography and populations you want to affect
How your giving will achieve your goals
For more information, contact:
Director Planned Giving