Gifts from Hendricks County Community Foundation Funds Help Build Playground

Hendricks County-Through generous gifts from individuals and organizations, Hendricks Regional Health Foundation provides support for initiatives to enhance community health, patient comfort, safety, and medical care for patients at Hendricks Regional Health. Serving as the fundraising arm of this independent nonprofit health system, HRH Foundation has provided more than $1 million for critical health care services for our community.


A new playground at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville opened on October 19 and serves as a respite for visitors, employees and hospital patients. It was made possible, in part, by donations to Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, including generous gifts of $8,176.57 from the Barbara Ford Neher Leukemia Fund, and $3,200 from the Joseph Mulholland III Memorial Fund for Children’s Needs, both funds of the Hendricks County Community Foundation.


“This has been a fun community project from the very beginning, from local elementary students selecting playground components to generous donors, including contributions from two funds at the Hendricks County Community Foundation, that helped make it possible. We’re very happy to see this special healing space available for patients and visitors.”


Dave Cravotta, speech language pathologist at Hendricks Regional Health, explained how he plans to use the playground with children, “This new space provides a great opportunity for kids to have language-based play and development as they interact with therapists.”

The playground is open at the hospital during daylight hours, and adult supervision is recommended. Donors of $3,000 or more are recognized in colorful disks on the playground’s activity wall.


About Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation raises awareness and provides support for improvements in community health and patient comfort, safety, and medical care at Hendricks Regional Health.For more information about the Foundation, please contact Sue Bogan at or 745-7376, or visit the Foundation’s web site at


About the Hendricks County Community Foundation

The Hendricks County Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Hendricks County by helping donors match their passion with community needs, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and projects, and collaborating to address community issues. The Community Foundation manages assets of over $11 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2014, the Community Foundation gave over $748,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. Currently the Hendricks County Community Foundation is in a matching gift program with Lilly Endowment GIFT VI. Even small gifts become large gifts when you give to an unrestricted endowment fund at HCCF. Because of the GIFT VI grant, all gifts to these funds are matched $1 for $1 until March. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit

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