Our Mission:

The mission of the Kendrick Foundation is to financially support education and initiatives that improve the physical and mental health of Morgan County residents.

 

Our Vision:

The Kendrick Foundation will be the premier catalyst to identify and promote the healthcare needs of Morgan County.

Our Executive Director

Keylee Wright

 

Keylee Wright is the Kendrick Foundation’s first Executive Director. In this role, Keylee manages the day-to-day operations of the Kendrick Foundation, leads the Board of Directors in establishing the strategic plan and other key initiatives, provides direction and guidance to grantees, promotes the work of the Kendrick Foundation, and represents the Kendrick Foundation at Morgan County community functions.

Since 2003, Keylee’s worked within the public health system. 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 of Arts degree in Wellness Management and Applied Gerontology from Ball State University in 2007. She worked for the ISDH, either as a state employee or contractor, for almost 15 years, specifically in cancer prevention and control from 2008 through 2019. 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.

Our Board

President, Greg McKelfresh

Vice President, Eric Wymer, MD

Secretary, Amanda Walter, MD

Paul Broderick, DO

Sara Dungan

JoAnn Fischer

BJ Pendill

Our History

The Kendrick Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2001 as a vehicle to assist health-related programs benefiting residents of Morgan County.

Formed from the proceeds of the sale of Kendrick Memorial Hospital, the Kendrick Foundation reflects the long service of the hospital to the health of the community. It has become an extension of the life work of Dr. William Kendrick, and all who preceded him in the 100 years of service given at Kendrick Memorial Hospital.

In 2001, when the Kendrick Foundation began, it operated as a stand-alone organization of the Community Foundation of Morgan County. The Kendrick Foundation became a private foundation in 2007. It maintains a close relationship with the Community Foundation of Morgan County and both foundations continue to desire to care for our neighbors and provide leadership to improve our community.

The Kendrick Foundation is leading health initiatives for Morgan County. With assets over $30 million, the Kendrick Foundation provides grant and scholarship funds to medical and health programs, and supports community outreach, health care education, and programs for the medically indigent. The Kendrick Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors who is responsible for the oversight of its investments, grants, and scholarships.

The mission of the Kendrick Foundation is to financially support education and initiatives that improve the physical and mental health of Morgan County residents. The Kendrick Foundation will be the premier catalyst to identify and promote the health care needs of Morgan County.