Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 14, 2014

Health foundation receives donation


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — The Margaret Mary Health Foundation was recently the recipient of a generous gift from the William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation. “The $50,000 unrestricted gift will benefit the foundation and its mission to improve the health and wellness of our communities,” reports Kasi Christin, Margaret Mary Health communications specialist.

“There is not another town in the United States that has a hospital and very dedicated caregivers like Margaret Mary. We are all so very fortunate to live in this wonderful community,” says Gus Hillenbrand, William and Martha Hillenbrand’s son.

The William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation was established to support religious, educational and charitable projects in and around the Batesville community that were significant to the couple.

The MMHF was established in 2012 to raise money to enhance hospital programs, services, technology and educational opportunities and to engage the community as partners in health improvement. Its role is to receive, manage and disburse funds to meet current hospital needs as well as ensure long-term growth and viability.

Mary Dickey, MMHF executive director, notes, “We are so appreciative of this very generous donation from the William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation. This is not just a gift to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation; it is really a gift to the entire community, as it is an investment in the good health of us all.”