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About the CRH Foundation

Columbus Regional Health Foundation today works through public awareness, building community partnerships, and raising charitable contributions for community health initiatives and innovative Hospital-based projects which promote excellence in patient care. With total assets over $10 million, the Foundation is a key fundraising partner for vital community resources including Healthy Communities and VIMCare Clinic.  To see what we accomplished in 2017, please click here.

As a non-profit healthcare organization, Columbus Regional Health relies on philanthropy and volunteerism in providing excellent care. There are many ways you can help Columbus Regional Health fulfill its mission.

CRH Foundation Staff
1st row (left to right)
Amanda Virostko - Grant Writer/Analyst
Rebekah Walsh - Director, Volunteer Services
and Annual Fundraising
Julie Abedian - VP, Corporate Responsibilty
and Community Partnerships
Cheryl Rothbart - Development Support Associate
2nd row (left to right)
Kaylee David - Development Support Associate
Vicki Roth - Senior Database Specialist
Ellen Brunner - Director, Gift Planning
Jeanine Hulse - Executive Assistant

Contact CRH Foundation by calling 812-376-5100 or by email at for help.

                       CRH Foundation Board Members
Christine M. Vujovich, Chair Jacqueline D. Franz
David B. McKinney, Vice Chair Douglas J. Leonard
Lisa A. Duret, Secretary/Treasurer Brenda G. Merkel
Amy S. Kaiser, Past Chair Martha Myers
Julia C. Abedian, CRH Foundation President Valerie Philips
Dawn Andrews Suzanne S. Rentschler
James D. Bickel Susan E. Sawin
Loretta M. Burd Thomas A. Sonderman
Father Clem Davis Tamara Stone Iorio
David A. Doup Kenny Vieth
George A. Dutro Andrew J. Weisner
Jim Fier  
                       Honorary Life Members
Marsha L. Hunt Kevina A. Schumaker
Barbara A. Kirr Gregg T. Summerville
Lynne M. Maguire Donald W. Trapp
Donald L. Michael Laurel A. Weddle


To improve the health of the people in southeastern Indiana by actively raising charitable contributions to support Columbus Regional Health healthcare initiatives, and to provide financial support and promote advocacy for Healthy Communities through public awareness, philanthropy, and stewardship.


Ours is a healthy community where every citizen is cared for and shares in the responsibility of making a difference.

Programs & Services Support

As a key fundraising partner for vital community resources including Columbus Regional Health, Healthy Communities and VIMCare Clinic, CRH Foundation works through community partnerships and charitable contributions to support these areas.


CRH Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people in Bartholomew County and the surrounding area, paying special attention to the needs of the underserved. We also seek new financial resources and philanthropic leaders to support our efforts to improve the health and wellness of future generations.

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