Lake Health Foundation
Lake Health Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Lake Health, a not-for-profit corporation that serves the health and medical needs of the residents of Lake County and the surrounding areas. On behalf of the System, the Foundation accepts contributions of cash and appreciated property. Donations are used to enhance patient care, including the support of projects that improve the facility, advance technology and expand programs. Support in the form of gifts contributes to Lake Health’s ability to fulfill the health care needs of our community.
Featured Fund: The Community Care Fund
The Community Care Fund allows Lake Health to provide medical care to all who require treatment regardless of ability to pay. This fund enables Lake Health Foundation to assist those patients who have set up a payment plan and make regular payments on their balance month after month, sometimes year after year. These are hardworking community members, our friends and neighbors, whose medical emergency has caused them a financial hardship. This fund is not in place to write off bad debt but rather help those who are truly making an honest effort to satisfy their obligations.
In the past 36 months, through funds raised at our 2016, 2017 and 2018 gala, the Glitz, through a mailing to past supporters, and additional outside sources, Lake Health Foundation was able to pay off the outstanding balances for 64 families in our community. The total dispersed during this time was $553,752 with the average per family of $8,652.
We will continue to raise funds for the Community Care Fund and provide this benefit to our community. This fund is truly making a difference in the lives of those families benefiting from our community’s generosity. Watch Norm’s story, "Living Again" in our digital annual report to see the impact of the Community Care Fund:
Ways to Contribute
Contact Lake Health Foundation to learn more about fundraising efforts held for the benefit of Lake Health. If you would like to make a contribution, sponsor a special event, or include the hospital in your will, call the Foundation at 440-354-1900.
Lake Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of current legislature.