The Lima Memorial Foundation is most grateful to our friends who so willingly invest in the health of our community through philanthropic gifts to the Foundation. It is our privilege to recognize those who so selflessly give to support Lima Memorial’s mission. Gifts are often designated to benefit a specific program, service or funding priority. Many times, donors choose to remember or honor an individual with a gift to the Foundation. A memorial or honorary gift is a wonderful way to remember someone or show appreciation for a family member, friend, colleague or special caregiver or commemorate a special occasion. Such a gift not only pays tribute to the honoree but also helps the Lima Memorial Foundation fulfill its ongoing efforts to support Lima Memorial Health System and advance the health of our community.
Each year, the Lima Memorial Foundation hosts Ovation to recognize individuals and businesses who so selflessly give to support Lima Memorial’s mission. Special recognition is given to those who have achieved cumulative milestone levels of giving to the Foundation. Additionally, the Infinity Award is given to honor an individual or business who has displayed a boundless commitment to Lima Memorial. The Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies volunteerism by selflessly and enthusiastically devoting his or her time, energy and resources to further the mission of the Lima Memorial Foundation.
At this year’s Ovation, the Lima Memorial Foundation paid special tribute to the late Jeffrey A. Hawk for his remarkable generosity and genuine care for Lima Memorial and our community as a whole. Defined by four core pillars, Mr. Hawk dedicated his life to his faith, family, business and our community. He was a long-time chairman of American Trim and proudly served the family-owned business in a variety of roles over 34 years. A principled leader and mentor, Mr. Hawk always did the right thing, even when it was difficult or controversial. While he avoided the well-deserved spotlight, Mr. Hawk could be found working tirelessly behind the scenes for many organizations and causes to evoke positive change.
In addition, the following individuals and businesses received special recognition:
The Alice Henderson Award pays tribute to Lima City Hospital’s first chief nurse who shaped our community’s healthcare delivery system more than a century ago. The Alice Henderson Award honors individuals and businesses who continue to shape the future of health care in our community through cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more to the Lima Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Robert & Connie Baker
Dr. Venkat & Sandhya Battula
Emergency Physicians of Northwest Ohio
Dr. Pamela Gardner
Eric & Marlena Schaaf with HeartLight Pharmacy
Bruce & Dr. Susan Kaufman
Rea & Associates
Rhodes State College
Todd & Lynn Schaub with S & S Volvo
Bob & Michele McPheron with Proforma Add-A-Line
United Collection Bureau
The Chairman Award is reserved exclusively for individuals and businesses who demonstrate a significant commitment to improving the health of our community by contributing cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more to the Lima Memorial Foundation.
Carol Rodenkirchen, and the late Mary Hubin and Roselyn Wagner
Lima Memorial Medical Staff
Marshall & Melhorn
Dr. Ronald & Ann Pohl
The Shutt Family | Kewpee Hamburgers
The Cora Davies Award pays tribute to the first President of the Lima Hospital Nursing Alumnae Association who fostered a spirit of loyalty and promoted the general welfare of the hospital. The Cora Davies Award is reserved exclusively for individuals and businesses who demonstrate a significant commitment to improving the health of our community by contributing cumulative gifts of $250,000 or more to the Lima Memorial Foundation.
Tuttle Construction / Touchstone CPM
The Emerald Award is symbolic of hope, renewal and growth, rooted from the utmost generosity. It is reserved exclusively for individuals and businesses who demonstrate a significant commitment to improving the health of our community by contributing cumulative gifts of $1,000,000 or more to the Lima Memorial Foundation.
Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
The Infinity Award honors an individual or business who has displayed a boundless commitment to Lima Memorial.
Lima Pallet Company
The Ambassador of the Year Award honors an individual who exemplifies volunteerism by selflessly and enthusiastically devoting his or her time, energy and resources to further the mission of the Lima Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Pamela Gardner
On April 6, 2017 the Lima Memorial Foundation honored William C. Timmermeister at the Allen County Museum for his unwavering generosity, care and compassion for our community. A long-time business owner of Lima Auto Mall, Bill makes it a priority to support the community he loves. As a founding member of the Lima Memorial Foundation, Bill’s leadership has been instrumental to bringing many healthcare advancements to our region. Thank you, Bill, from the entire Lima Memorial family.
Please consider making a gift to the Foundation to bring future advancements to our region.