DeKalb Health Foundation

35th Annual Charity Golf Classic -- 2019 DETAILS COMING SOON 

For 35 years, the DeKalb Health Foundation has been supporting this effort through its Charity Golf Classic. Held on the first Tuesday in June, The Classic brings together friends of the DeKalb Health Foundation to support the hospital in ‘drive’ to offer great healthcare. Swing into summer and spend the day with us on June 5th at the Bridgewater Golf Club.

An all-inclusive day of golf means you can enjoy an 18 hole Scramble, as well as, all the fun contests and awards you’ve come to enjoy. Your registration will include a continental breakfast, snacks, and drinks while you’re on the course, then a cook-out style dinner during our awards presentation. Watch a video of a past event or visit the DeKalb Health Foundation Facebook page to browse past event photos.

Funds raised from the outing go towards the DeKalb Health Foundation. 

2018 Sponsorship INFORMATION2018 Event Details2018 ReGISTRATION - CLOSED

Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!
Makinnah Grigsby - Indiana University
Brooke Kooistra - Grace College
MaKenzie Myers - Anderson University
Annaliese Pfeffer - Indiana Wesleyan University

Completed application forms should be returned to the DeKalb Health Human Resources department and must be received by Friday, March 15, 2019, for consideration. 

Mail to: DeKalb Health Foundation, 1316 E. 7th St., Auburn, IN 46706

 2019 Scholarship APPLICATION

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Century Society

The DeKalb Health Foundation has established the Century Society to honor distinguished benefactors. The Century Society will support the mission and strategic objectives of DeKalb Health. As a distinguished member of the Century Society, you will be honored by having your name included on a permanent recognition display located within the hospital. In addition, you will be invited to attend special programs hosted by DeKalb Health and the DeKalb Health Foundation, including an annual event held exclusively for members of the Century Society.  Lifetime membership in the Century Society is extended to those individuals who make a commitment of $10,000 or more to the DeKalb Health Foundation. This gift may be fulfilled immediately or through annual contributions.

About the Foundation

In 1960, the 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.

Our 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. For you.

Our Mission

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.

Our Philosophy

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 is 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.

501 (c)(3)

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.

Board of Directors


President: Angie Lockwood
Vice President: Anna Nixon
Secretary: Jeffrey L. Turner
Treasurer: Maurice L. Winkler III

Executive Director:
Sarah Payne

Joyce A. Hefty-Covell
H. Brent Davis
Deb Linstromberg
Robert Menzie
Mark Millett
Tim Speer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Make a Financial Contribution

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 the DeKalb Health Foundation office at 260.920.2048 or Jeff Turner at 260.925.4717.

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