Foundation Gala

Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation Raises over $120,000 during 2nd Annual Gala


Proceeds will help fund greater mental health access in Johnson County


The Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala, held at the JW Marriott February 24th, was another successful fundraiser with proceeds exceeding $120,000 for the second year in a row. 

"I am ecstatic and so grateful for each and every person who supported the Gala," said JMH Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Tennell. "People listened and understood the need to increase access for behavioral health care needs. The support and generosity we received, shows how caring the people of Johnson County and central Indiana can be."

Proceeds from the Gala will be used to help fund greater access to mental and behavioral health care in Johnson County.

"The Foundation board, after studying a community health assessment three years ago, realized access to mental health care is one of the county's most serious problems," said Doug Stewart, JMH Foundation Board President. "We have already utilized proceeds from our Inaugural Gala and more resources to bolster our county's mental health providers."

"Mental health issues are frequently the root cause of many other medical and socioeconomic issues," said Larry Heydon, President/CEO of Johnson Memorial Health. "By providing greater access to mental health care, JMH can better impact related medical issues facing our community to eventually impact problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and homelessness."

The 2nd Annual Gala featured a live and silent auction and music by First Impressions Band. RTV6 anchor and Johnson County resident Rafael Sanchez emceed the event. 

About the Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation

For more than 30 years, the Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation has played a vital role in the support of Johnson Memorial Health in Franklin, Indiana. 

The Foundation supports such diverse initiatives as providing scholarships for emerging health care leaders, assisting the building of the state-of-the-art Cancer Care Center, helping the endowment of a medical clinic for the uninsured, and assisting in the establishment of a successfully healthy community coalition. 

The JMH Foundation board of directors consists of leaders in health care, financial, legal and business industries--all of whom are committed to supporting initiatives of Johnson Memorial Health and programs that promote healthy living in the community. The JMH Foundation board meets regularly to determine needs and explore fundraising opportunities. The board has a long-range strategic plan and works in direct partnership with Johnson Memorial Health's leadership team. 

The Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation has been instrumental in envisioning and bringing to fruition a healthier community for all. 

For 2019 Gala Ticket and Sponsorship Information: Jennifer Tennell, 317.346.3733

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