SOMC

SOMC Development Foundation

SOMC Development Foundation

Who we are

Our community is full of people who dedicate their time and service toward philanthropic causes. With the help of our community, SOMC Employees and volunteers, we have been able to support many projects.

At the SOMC Development Foundation, our mission is to make a difference by identifying the community’s health and wellness needs while bridging the gap between those needs and the cost of the solutions. The SOMC Development Foundation encompasses fundraising efforts for Hospice, Cancer, Employee Relief, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics, Community Health and Wellness, the Endowment Fund and the areas of greatest need. These funds generate much needed support and enable SOMC to continually deliver extraordinary care for future generations to come. We consider it our responsibility to serve our community, and we take pride in doing so.

We’re here to make a difference in our community.  Our goal is to help provide much needed resources that will help sustain the needs of our community members.

We encompass fundraising efforts to help support the initiatives throughout Southern Ohio Medical Center and our community.  This support ranges from the purchase of new equipment & technology to upgrading facilities as well as other community projects that engage our community’s health and wellness needs.  Support and funds raised by the Development Foundation enable SOMC to respond to challenges and new opportunities as they arise.


Our Staff

Ben Gill  

Ben Gill

President and CEO Chief Development Officer
Phone: (740) 356-8338
Email: gillb@somc.org

Angela Coburn  

Angela Wells-Coburn

Director of Community Relations & Development
Phone: (740) 356-2787
Email: CoburnA@somc.org

Megan Mckenzie  

Megan Mckenzie

Manager of Community Relations & Development
Phone: (740) 356-2728
Email: mckenzim@somc.org

Shaye Coburn  

Shaye Coburn

Development Database Specialist
Phone: (740) 356-2794
Email: coburns@somc.org

Mary Arnzen  

Mary Arnzen

Major Gift & Planned Giving Officer
Phone: (740) 356-2504
Email: arnzenm@somc.org

Hayley Burchett  

Hayley Burchett

Donor Relations Coordinator
Phone: (740) 356-2505
Email: burchehd@somc.org

Taylor Moore  

Taylor Moore

Assistant
Phone: (740) 356-2784
Email: mooretm@somc.org


The need for support

For community hospitals all across the country, the importance of fundraising has been emphasized by external factors: healthcare costs are rising, the uninsured/under insured population remains large, the payer mix is poor, federal reimbursement is dwindling and the cost of medical technology is high. At SOMC, we offer programs and services that patients need but our community’s health and wellness needs continue to grow – we need your help in meeting these new needs.

Capital Projects:

  • SOMC Inpatient Hospice Center
  • Friends Community Center
  • SOMC Life Centers
  • SOMC Newborn Nursery

Other Support:

  • End-of-life wishes for hospice patients
  • Electronic cats for hospice Alzheimer patients
  • A care pantry for cancer patients
  • Genetic counseling for cancer patients
  • Car seats for children in need
  • The SOMC Hospice dog, Ray
  • Hand massages for patients going through chemotherapy
  • SOMC Hospice expansion and renovation
  • Perinatal Bereavement Kits, pamphlets, books, keepsake impressions, keepsake memory box, photo access and burial outfits for mothers and their families who have unfortunately experienced a perinatal loss
  • A dietitian for cancer patients

Guilds

Hope Guild

  • President – Sandy Cable
  • Vice President – Joann Hall
  • Secretary – Joyce White
  • Treasurer – Bonnie Riddlebarger

Completed Projects

  • Donation to SOMC Hospice toward the purchase of IN2L for Alzheimer’s/Dementia initiative
  • Donation to the Hospice Transcending Lives campaign
  • Donation made to the SOMC Cancer Center towards the purchase of a biopsy machine for the SOMC Breast Center

Kardia Guild

  • President – Karen Wood
  • Vice President – Eloise White
  • Secretary – Merrill Wood
  • Treasurer – Rose Havens

Completed Projects

  • Donation to SOMC Maternity for the Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement program
  • Donation to SOMC Hospice toward the purchase of IN2L for Alzheimer’s/Dementia initiative
  • Donation made to the SOMC Cancer Center towards the purchase of a biopsy machine for the Breast Center
  • Donation to SOMC Social Services towards purchase of clothing items for assault victims
  • Donation to the Hospice Transcending Lives campaign

Pediatric Guild

  • President – Diane Applegate
  • Vice President – Betsy Suber
  • Treasurer – Katie Shirey
  • Secretary – Megan Gleadle

Completed Projects

  • Camp Life sponsorship
  • Donation of table and chairs for children’s use in SOMC Same Day Surgery lobby area
  • Purchased books for SOMC Pediatric Associates
  • Donation of a breast milk system for SOMC Maternity
  • OB care packages for SOMC Nursery
  • Bippity, Boppity Pink, Polar Express & Touch a Truck
  • Donation to the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund
  • Donation to the Hospice Transcending Lives campaign

Pleasure Guild

  • President – Mary Moore
  • Vice President – Shelby Powell
  • Secretary – Elaine Lytten
  • Treasurer – Georgene Bussey

Completed Projects

  • Donated to the Hospice Transcending Lives campaign
  • Donation to SOMC Life Center – Lucasville Rehab Center

Scioto Guild

  • President – Linda Browne
  • Vice President – Carol Davis
  • Secretary – Mary Harold
  • Treasurer – Betty Applegate

Completed Projects

  • Donated to PHS students for assisting with the flower sale
  • Donation to the Hospice Transcending Lives campaign
  • Donated memorial contributions to guild members
  • Donation to Breast Cancer Compassion Fund

Service Guild

  • President – Karen Evans
  • Vice President – Saundra Wheeler
  • Secretary – Ruth Logan
  • Treasurer – Shelby Powell
  • Assistant Treasurer – Joanne Winters

Completed Projects

  • Donation of phone charging station for SOMC Same Day Surgery lobby area

Click here to be a volunteer (18+ years), or click here to become a Junior volunteer.


Additional Resources


Board Members

The SOMC Development Foundation is proud to be supported by a dedicated board comprised of various community leaders.

Community Partners

Learn how your organization can be recognized during upcoming SOMC events.

Events

By becoming a Community Partner or Community Champion of the SOMC Development Foundation, you are able to sponsor up to nine unique events.

Give to Hospice

Since it first opened in 2008, the SOMC Inpatient Hospice Center has operated on the idea that expectations for end-of-life care should not be met – instead, they should be transcended. With your help, we can extend that level of care to more families than ever.

Stories

Hear firsthand how the SOMC Development Foundation is making a difference for families and patients in our area.

Where Can You Donate?

Donations to the SOMC Development Foundation support a number of funds, including Hospice, Cancer, Employee Relief, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics, Community Health and Wellness, the areas of greatest need and the Endowment.