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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.

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Foundation Scholarship Program

The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation administers three scholarship funds for Fostoria area students pursuing healthcare professions. In 2013, 14 local students received a total of $11,000 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 the 2014-2015 school year are now available. Completed applications will be accepted April 1 – April 25, 2014, with awards being announced in May.p>

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.

Walk for Diabetes

The Walk for Diabetes celebrates living well with diabetes. It combines the three basics of successfully managing diabetes: exercise, nutrition and knowledge.

Participants walk around the scenic Lake View Trails on the paved path at their own pace for as long or as little as they like. The trail forms a figure eight around the reservoirs with one loop measuring .7 mile and the other 1.3 miles.

Nutritious snacks are available. Certified diabetes educators and nurses from ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital provide free screenings as well as consultations.

The Walk is also a fundraiser, raising funds to sustain the Diabetes Fund in the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation. Roughly one in every three participants in the Diabetes Education Program at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is helped by the Diabetes Fund. Last year, of the 80 individuals served by the program, the Diabetes Fund provided scholarship assistance for 24 of them and prescription assistance for six. The Fund also provided free blood sugar level screenings at local events as well as diabetes education program enhancements. Since 2001 the program has helped more than 260 people manage their diabetes.

For more information about upcoming Walk for Diabetes events, please contact the Foundation at 419-436-6824 or the Diabetes Education at 419-436-6629.

See photos from the 2013 Walk for Diabetes

Fostoria Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The 6th annual ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was held Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Loudon Meadows Golf Club in Fostoria. The Pro-Am 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. A team of 70+ volunteers from hospital staff and community members produce this fundraising event to benefit the hospital. Susan Goodman of First Federal Bank is chairing the event.

Pro-Am proceeds will be used to initiate an emotional support program for cancer patients. In 2012, the hospital opened new facilities for the Cancer and Infusion Center. This is the next step in enhancing patient care.

See photos of the 2012 Pro-Am

Contact the Foundation

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation
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