Noyes Pavilion – 6th Floor
1800 N. Capitol Avenue
Mailing address: PO Box 7168
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7168
Kevin R. Armstrong, president 2012 – present
Otto N. Frenzel, IV chair, Board of Directors 2011 – present
Board of Directors comprised of 34 civic leaders and volunteers
13 staff, including six specializing in donor development.
- 1982: Methodist Health Foundation is founded as the fundraising arm of the hospital. The first meeting of the newly organized Board of Directors is held in June 1982. Eldon Campbell is the first Chairman.
- 1985: Methodist Hospital Task Core, the Foundation’s volunteer auxiliary, is formed with 110 charter members. SherLee Sommers is its founding president.
- 1985: 100 charter members form the President’s Club, which recognizes donors who may make annual contributions of $1,000 or more.
- 1986: Foundation concludes a successful $12 million capital campaignfor the hospital’s new West Tower on Senate Avenue.
- 1987: Foundation funds exceed $10 million.
- 1987: Task Core holds its first annual Indianapolis Art & Antiques Show.
- 1987: Betty Stilwell is named Methodist Health Foundation president.
- 1989: Eugene Busche becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors.
- 1990: More than 50 charter members comprise the Hughes-Campbell Society to recognize individuals creating provisions for the hospital in their estate plans.
- 1992: Foundation assets total more than $20 million.
- 1993: Dr. B.T. Maxam succeeds Eugene Busche as Board Chair.
- 1995: Foundation raises $40 million for the hospital's East Tower.
- 1997: Methodist, IU and Riley hospitals consolidate to form Clarian Health. Foundation assets total $35 million.
- 1998: Foundation receives a $24 million unrestricted gift from the estate of grateful patients Phil and Ruth Holton.
- 2000: Foundation assets reach $74 million.
- 2001: Gordon Wishard named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Maxam becomes emeritus Board member.
- 2003: President’s Club changes name to Methodist Hospital Society.
- 2005: Foundation total assets exceed $100 million. Methodist Hospital celebrates 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone to build the hospital.
- 2006: Board of Directors asks Methodist Health Foundation to launch a fund raising campaign to build a new critical care tower and to fund physician and nursing fellowships.
- 2007: Methodist Health Foundation celebrates 25 years as the steward of philanthropy for Methodist Hospital.
- 2008: Methodist Hospital celebrates its 100th anniversaryof excellencein service to Indiana.
- 2010: Lighting the Way employee campaign for critical care tower doubles its goal, raising $2 million. Physicians launch $10 million campaign effort. Foundation assets reach an all-time high: $129 million.
- 2010: Hospital named one of the nation's Top 5 Academic Medical Centers for 4th consecutive year. Reverified as Level One Trauma Center.
- 2011: Indiana University Health is launched as new brand name for the organization (replacing Clarian Health). Hospital name modified to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital;remains the leader in critical care for Indiana.
- 2012: Kevin R. Armstrong becomes president of Methodist Health Foundation. Succeeds Betty Stilwell, named IU Health Chief Philanthropy Officer.
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Click here for a list of Methodist’s major milestones.
- Methodist Health Foundation has total assets of more than $115 million (2011).
- 21 percent of assets are unrestricted; 45 percent are designated for Special Purpose; 34 percent are in restricted endowments.
- The Foundation administers nearly 450 funds that fall into categories such as critical care, research, medical education, cardiovascular, nursing, neuroscience, trauma and transplant.
The following donor and volunteer groups support the work of Methodist Health Foundation:
- Methodist Hospital Society: Very special friends of Methodist Health Foundation whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more are directed to the Methodist Hospital Society Endowment, the Medical Staff Fund, a specific purpose fund of their choice or the area of greatest need.
- Hughes-Campbell Society: Generous donors, both living and departed, who share Methodist Hospital’s vision as a healing institution second to none. Their planned gifts and bequests, more than $40 million in endowment to date, will perpetuate Methodist Hospital’s legacy of superior critical care for years to come.
- Annual Fund: Creates a strong force of advocates who will dedicate themselves to the organization’s advancement through their philanthropy and volunteer services.
- Methodist Hospital Task Core: Dedicated volunteers who raise money for IU Health Methodist Hospital. Proceeds from their fund raising activities, including the annual Indianapolis Art & Antiques Show, are used to purchase the most advanced technology, educate employees at every level and provide services that enhance patient care. Task Core has raised nearly $2,000,000 since its inception in 1987.
In 2012, Methodist Health Foundation’s Development and Grant Review Committee directed $885,000 in unrestricted income to the following IU Health Methodist Hospital programs:
Emergency Medicine Learning Center & Renovation
Transcatherter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation (ECMO) Rotaflow Pumps and Sprinter Carts
Beth's Legacy of Hope: Preventing Domestic Violence in Patients & Peers
Stroke Telemedicine System of Care
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