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Our Foundation

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 about ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation and how you can help, call 419-436-6824.

Make an online donation

Download a printable form to make a contribution


2015 Scholarship Application Program

Fostoria area students pursuing degrees in health care are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation. Scholarships in amounts from $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

The Foundation administers four scholarship funds. Established by former Fostoria physicians, nurses and their families in support of health care career education, the funds include: The J.L. Murphy Memorial Fund; J.A. Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund; G.H.W. Bruggemann Memorial Scholarship; and new in 2015 is the Ruth Nichols Sollars Nursing Education Fund.

Eligibility requirements are specific to each fund based on the establishing donor’s request, and are listed on the application. Completed applications will be accepted April 1 – 27, 2015. Past applicants may reapply. The scholarship awards will be announced in May.

Click here to download an overview of the Fund requirements

Click here to download the scholarship application

To learn more, call 419-436-6678 or email rachel.overmyer@promedica.org.

2014 Foundation Scholarship Awards

The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation awarded $11,000 in scholarships to 10 local students studying for degrees in health care.

The scholarships were awarded on behalf of three scholarship funds administered by the Foundation Board. The funds were established by former Fostoria physicians and their families to encourage healthcare careers. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation’s scholarship program has awarded $105,000.

For a complete list of 2014 Foundation Scholarship Award recipients, click here.

Community Involvement

Please read more below to learn about how the Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation is helping to improve health and well-being in your community.


Fostoria Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Seventeen golf teams, 150 dinner/auction guests and 70 volunteers participated in the 2014 ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Reception and Auction on Thurs., Sept. 11 at the Fostoria Country Club. The event raised approximately $40,000 for the expansion of the dialysis program.

2014 Pro-Am Golf Tournament and Special Drawing Winners

Golf Tournament

  • First Place Team - Beidelschies Family Practice
  • Second Place Team - Fruth and Co.
  • Place Team - First Federal Bank
  • Putting Contest - Bob Green and Mark Emerine
  • Golf Ball Drop - Brad Eckelberry

Walk for Diabetes

Please watch for more information about a new, community event in November--National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Contact the Foundation

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation
Chasity O’Neill
501 Van Buren Street
Fostoria OH 44830
Phone 419-436-6824
Fax 419-436-6668

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:
Betsy Kelsey,
Director Planned Giving

Learn more about Planned Giving