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; commemorate a special occasion; or show appreciation for a family member, friend, colleague or special caregiver. 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 Jim “Krack” Unverferth for his remarkable generosity and philanthropic spirit that was rooted by a genuine love for people.
Jim was well known for having a keen sense of duty to his family, HCF employees and residents and our community. He always led with a smile and caring personality and understood the importance of developing a great team. Jim shared Lima Memorial Foundation’s mission to support quality health care through philanthropy and firmly believed in investing in the health of family, friends and neighbors. Lima Memorial is grateful to be the beneficiary of Jim and his family’s steadfast support.
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. G. Allen and Marilyn Bryant
Dr. Jeremy and Erin Heffner
John and Patricia Johnson
Dr. Kurt and Julie Kuhlman
Rodney and Wendy Rayl
Dr. Jorge and Linda Sifuentes
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.
All Service Glass | Eric and Cathy Wiechart
Drs. Sarat and Vijaya Kuchipudi
Dr. Dennis Morris
Lima Memorial Pathology Associates | Dr. Rafael and Virginia Nivar
Kermit and Mary Ellen Stroh
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.
The Infinity Award honors an individual or business who has displayed a boundless commitment to Lima Memorial.
The Cheap Sign 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.
Please consider making a gift to the Foundation to bring future advancements to our region.