The East Central Kansas Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the important work of Coffey Health System and invests in the future of our community.
Corporate and private donations and money raised through the annual Dr. Nelson White Memorial Golf Classic, help the Foundation to fulfill it's goals of providing educational scholarships, facilities development, grounds beautification, technology advancements, and enrichment programs and activities.
The future of healthcare lies in the hands of our young people. The Roy G. DeLong Scholarship was established in 2000 to encourage area high school graduates to pursue a college education. While the hope is that the recipients will someday pursue a career related to healthcare, other fields of study are not precluded. Recipients are studying such diverse fields as business, education, pre-med, pre-law, and physical therapy.
The Foundation has awarded more than $160,000 from the Roy G. DeLong Scholarship Fund to 75 deserving graduates from all Coffey County high schools and Yates Center High School. Two adults have also pursued advanced education with scholarships from the Foundation. Each recipient is awarded a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for four years.
Class of 2012 Recipients
Debonaire Foster, Waverly High School
Rhian Jones and Ranie Wahlmeier, Burlington High School
Ashton Isch and Jordan Storer, Southern Coffey County High School
Sarah Krueger, Lebo High School
Blake Francis, Yates Center High School
Click here to download the scholarship application for high school seniors.
Click here to download the scholarship application for adult education.
The advancement and growth of Coffey Health System. assures that east-central Kansans have the best healthcare available. To help achieve this goal, the Foundation owns property for Coffey Health System, including Sunset Manor and rural clinic sites. The Foundation’s purchase of Yates Center Medical Clinic in 1995 expanded Coffey Health System services into Woodson County. New equipment and state-of-the-art technology are made possible through low-interest loans from the Foundation.
New equipment and state-of-the-art technology are made possible through low-interest loans from the Foundation.
Enrichment Activities and Programs
Recognizing a unique opportunity to honor local World War II veterans, the Foundation was a primary sponsor of the April 2008 Honor Flight, a one-day trip to Washington D.C. coordinated by the administration and students of Southern Coffey County High School. These 37 gentlemen—and countless others like them—served our country with honor in battlefields and stations around the globe, then returned to east-central Kansas to raise their families, start businesses, and become anchors of their communities. Their families have entrusted us with their healthcare for generations. In return, the Foundation is honored to have been a part of this remarkable event.
The important work of the East Central Kansas Health Foundation is made possible through generous donations from people just like yourself.
Tax deductible donations—both large and small—allow us to present scholarships to Coffey and Woodson County high school graduates and assist with the advancement of technology and state-of-the-art equipment at Coffey Health System. What better way to invest in your community?
A variety of giving options is available. Please consider the manner that best fits your situation.
from corporations or foundations
If you have questions, please contact Karen Smith at (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4218 or discuss your wishes with your professional financial adviser.