Coffey Health Foundation
Coffey Health Foundation

The Coffey 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 help the Foundation to fulfill it's goals of providing educational scholarships, facilities development, grounds beautification, technology advancements, and enrichment programs and activities.

Educational Scholarships

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 $220,000 from the Roy G. DeLong Scholarship Fund to 85 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 2016 Recipients

Kalyn Deal, Southern Coffey County High School 

Kendra Henry, Waverly High School

Laura Krueger, Lebo High School 

Hayden Splechter, Yates Center High School

Christian Isch, Burlington High School

Click here to download the scholarship application for high school seniors.

Click here to download the scholarship application for adult education.


Facilities Development

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.


Grounds Beautification

Expanded/Endowed Services


Technology Advancement

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 Coffey 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.

  • Annual gifts
  • Grants from corporations or foundations
  • One-time gifts
  • Memorials
  • Life insurance policies
  • Real estate
  • Stocks and bonds

If you have questions, please contact Terri Tweedy at (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4222 or discuss your wishes with your professional financial adviser.

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