CCH Foundation History

The Foundation is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed to provide appropriate avenues of funding for the hospital’s patient services, capital expenses and equipment needs. The Foundation has its own Board of Directors made up of individuals who volunteer their time and talents to the Foundation.

CCH Foundation

It is only because of the many dedicated individuals, organizations and families who faithfully support the foundation that it has flourished. As we look forward to new and exciting developments, we extend our sincere appreciation to all our friends for their generous support.

The CCH Foundation Board of Director members are careful stewards of funds entrusted by our valued donors.

They are volunteers whose generous donations of time, experience, knowledge, and energy contribute to the Foundation’s success.

CCHF Board of Directors members: Keith Garms, President; NiCole Dennler,Vice-president; Arlys Fitzgerald, Secretary/Treasurer; Mary Lammers, Dean Franzen, Tom Gifford, Hila Garms, Ann McCorkindale, Brooke Kensinger – Ex-officio, and Patti Wacker – Ex-officio.


  • 2010: Obesity Prevention Grant – Wellness & lifestyle changes activities

Community Fundraising Projects of $175,000-$200,000

  • 2006: CT – new CT machine and accommodations
  • 2008: Operating Room Suite renovation
  • 2016: CT Upgrade to meet new regulations restricting radiation exposure (40-slice machine)

CCH Foundation Activities:
(Please support the Foundation by purchasing a sponsorship or by attending the event)

  • Spring Gala
  • Golf Tournament in June
  • Memorial/Donation Program – The Foundation gratefully accepts gifts of cash, donations of assets such as securities, life insurance and bequests. All are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To make a donation or request information regarding a gift contact:
Central Community Hospital Foundation
901 Davidson Street NW
Elkader, IA 52043
(563) 245-7012
Printable Donation Form
Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of the patients and families we serve.

CCH Foundation Endowment

The Central Community Hospital Foundation established an endowed fund within the Clayton County Community Foundation (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

Annual distributions from the endowment will directly support local health care improvements for years to come. Gifts to the new fund will be eligible for Endow Iowa, which is a 25% State Tax Credit. Endow Iowa is a financial incentive for individual donors, families, and businesses to create or build endowments, thereby giving back to their community with annual distributions, forever.

The Central Community Hospital Foundation Board established the endowment as a savings account that will bless health care in the community forever, under the umbrella of the county community foundation. Keith Garms, Chair of the Central Community Hospital Foundation (CCHF) said, “This fund has been started so more people can donate to the endowment, support the hospital, and also take advantage of the 25% tax credit the State of Iowa is offering to support Community Foundations.”

Click this link to give now! Central Community Hospital Foundation Endowment