The Logan County Healthcare Foundation was founded in 1993 upon suggestion of Rod Bates, hospital administrator to the hospital board. For its first three years of existence it was funded by the Logan County Hospital. The first official meeting was held June 29, 1993 by the founding Foundation board members: President Ben Keller, Vice President Glen Close, Secretary Dianne Schertz, Treasurer Melanie Sporer and member Maurice Annis.
The Foundation is supported totally by private means such as donations and fund-raising events. The Foundation Fund-raising Committee held the first auction for the Foundation on November 20, 1993. The auction has been held several times over the years. The first Drive For Health benefit golf tournament was held May 14, 1994 and has been held every year since. Over the years several other types of fund-raisers have also been held as well.
The Logan County Healthcare Foundation has also been able to participate in the Kansas Department of Commerce’s tax credit program. This program offers a credit on the donors Kansas State tax return in the amount of 70% of the total donation. Through this program the Foundation was able to expand and furnish the New Frontiers Health Clinic and Logan County Health Department, purchase medical equipment for the Logan County Hospital, brought a pharmacy back to Oakley, provided a Therapy Pool at the Logan County Hospital, and provide scholarships for medical professionals.
Current Board of Directors
Honorary Board Member