Physician Philanthropy Council

Physicians make a difference for their patients. They advocate, save lives, provide treatment and offer hope. And many have a desire to do even more. 

In 2018, Beacon Health Foundation created the Physician Philanthropy Council. Members of this physician-only giving group share an interest in supporting the health needs of those who are at-risk or most in need. 

Since its inception, PPC members have collectively committed more than $220,000 and supported 15+ initiatives. Below are just a few examples of what they’ve supported to date:

  • BABE Store: This unique store is part of a comprehensive incentive program. It gives parents and parents-to-be the ability to earn and redeem coupons for child-related items such as car seats, diapers, wipes, formula, toys, furniture, clothes and more. 
  • Car Seat Safety Program
  • Dedicated Active Dads Program: A free, weekly group where all fathers are welcome to discuss fatherhood in a safe space. Classes include free resources, food and giveaways. 
  • Supporting Health in Negative Events Program: A multi-disciplinary forum where associates can discuss social and emotional issues that arise following traumatic cases, when caring for patients and working in the healthcare setting. 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support Groups 
  • Lodging for trauma patient families 
  • Elkhart General Hospital’s high school internship program   
  • Early literacy program at E. Blair Warner Family Practice

 

To learn more about the PPC or join our council, please contact Jessica Benko at jbenko@beaconhealthsystem.org.