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.

Foundation Board-2016-2

Arlys Fitzgerald, Dean Franzen, Janice Possehl, Mary Lammers, NiCole Dennler, Kristin Dunlap,
Keith Garms and Tom Gifford

They are volunteers whose generous donations of time, experience, knowledge, and energy contribute to the Foundation’s success. CCHF Board of Directors members are Keith Garms, President; Janice Possehl, Vice President; Arlys Fitzgerald, Secretary/Treasurer; Mary Lammers, Dean Franzen, Tom Gifford, NiCole Dennler and Kristin Dunlap.

In recent history, CCHF was awarded a Harkin Wellness Grant in 2005 to implement a Lifestyle Balance program to address diabetes, install a community fitness trail in the Elkader City Park and implement community wellness programs in Clayton County. The Foundation raised over $214,000 in 2006 to help build a CT addition to the hospital. From 2002 to 2011 CCHF has played a key role in the Central SAFE Coalition with IDPH grant funds to establish community media campaign and enhance their mission. CCHF took a lead in the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative and leads the Community Health Work in the 6 county region. In 2008 CCHF raised over $175,000 to assist in renovation of the OR Suite at CCH. In 2009-2010 CCHF was awarded an IDPH Wellness Grant and implemented a school based oral health program, KidShape: focuses on the entire family’s health and the Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program. CCH Foundation was also awarded a Quality Improvement in 2010 for Improving Obesity Prevention Outcomes and worked closely with CCH to
implement the grant.

The CCH Foundation holds several events throughout the year: a Gala, informational forums, and a golf tournament in June at the Elkader Golf & Country Club. Please support the Foundation by purchasing a sponsorship or by attending the event.

The Foundation gratefully accepts gifts of cash, donations of assests 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

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.”

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