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 its goals of providing educational scholarships,
facilities development, grounds beautification, technology advancements,
and enrichment programs and activities.
more than ever, 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. Over 24 years, the
Foundation has awarded more than $467,500 to 150 deserving high school
graduates throughout Coffey and Woodson Counties. Education does not end
with a diploma, so we also offer scholarships to adults pursuing
advanced degrees or clinical certifications. We also support educational
programs right here in our communities, including CPR and “Stop the
Bleed” training for our local seventh graders.Class of 2022 RecipientsDamian Foster, Waverly High SchoolMorgan Collins, Yates Center High SchoolMax Kuhlmann & Emma Yunk, Burlington High SchoolCallie Johnson, Southern Coffey CountyAlli Moore, Lebo High School
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
tax-exempt donations help us enrich our community. In the past year,
Coffey Health Foundation funded new and much-needed services for our
patients. The Foundation invested $2780 to send a dedicated nurse for
certification in wound care and ostomy care. Now, instead of traveling
to a hospital in Topeka or Kansas City, our patients can receive this
crucial care right here at home.
also gave $139,000 toward the purchase of a new ambulance that better
meets the needs of the post-pandemic world by carrying more oxygen. When
all regional hospitals were full, we made transfers as far away as St.
Louis but, unfortunately, ambulances aren’t typically equipped to
transfer patients more than 100 miles, meaning that a separate vehicle
had to follow with additional oxygen.
a valued CHS partner, we invite you to partner with Coffey Health
Foundation. Your corporate investment will help us fulfill our mission
of “Improving today’s services. Investing in tomorrow’s leaders.”
Corporate and private donations are recognized in our annual report and
on a permanent display at Coffey County Hospital.
If you have questions, please
contact Desta Mason at (620) 364-4575 or discuss your wishes with your
professional financial advisor.