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Happy Friday! Meet Kaitlin Applegate, a 2019 Kendrick Foundation Scholar.

Fun fact about Kaitlin: "I love to bake all different types of desserts, and I love eating them as well!"

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Please welcome Keylee Wright, our new Executive Director!

Since 2003, Keylee has worked in the field of public health. She started her career at the Open Door/BMH Health Center and accepted a position with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) in 2004. Keylee completed a master’s degree in Wellness Management and Applied Gerontology from Ball State University in 2007. She has worked for the ISDH, either as a state employee or contractor, for almost 15 years. She’s worked in cancer prevention and control since 2008. The Indiana Public Health Association named Keylee a public health hero in 2014, and she received the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s highest honor – Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control – in 2015.

“I’m humbled by the opportunity to work with the Kendrick Foundation and Morgan County community to give everyone the chance to live well, including residents that are often left behind,” said Wright. “According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where we live - our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, and reliable transportation - make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being.”

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Where are We Now?

In 2007 The Kendrick Foundation became it’s own privately held foundation.

However, it maintains a close relationship with the Community Foundation of Morgan County and both foundations continue the desire to care for our neighbors and provide leadership to improve our community.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County staff also shares the responsibilities of the Kendrick Foundation.

Holding assets over $29 million, the Kendrick Foundation provides grant and scholarship funds to medical and health programs, support to community health care outreach programs, healthcare education and financial support to programs for the medically indigent.

Each month Kendrick is focusing on a particular healthcare issue on Public Health initiatives to help Morgan County stay informed.


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