Information and Ways to Give
The LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana is a 501c(3) not for profit entity started in 2003 by a small group of dedicated individuals who were concerned about the changing face of mental health care and interested in finding a permanent way to help individuals afflicted with mental illness and/or addictions. The Foundation’s mission is, “To support the charitable, scientific, health related, and educational enterprises of LifeSpring Health Systems, and other non-profit agencies and individuals.”
The LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana works to raise funds to support mental health and treatment services in Southern Indiana.
The LifeSpring Foundation has a board of volunteer Trustees composed of people who are devoted to helping individuals manage their mental illnesses, overcome their addictions and lead healthier, happier lives. These dedicated volunteers include:
President – Mr. Jack Vissing, Esq. Trustee – Mr. Dan Moore, Esq.
Vice President – Mr. Vern Eswine Trustee – Mrs. Cheryl Seeders
Secretary – Mr. Nicholas Stein, Esq. Trustee – Dr. Terry Stawar,
Treasurer – Mr. Nick Clark President/CEO of LifeSpring
Trustee – Mr. J. Todd Frossard Trustee – Mrs. Judy Steedly
Trustee – Mr. Bill Green Trustee – Mr. August Schoenbaechler
The LifeSpring Foundation receives staff support from the following LifeSpring employees:
Ms. Beth Keeney, MBA, Senior VP for Community Health Initiatives
Mrs. Shelley Dewig, Fundraising & Development Coordinator
Mrs. Liz Stafford, Development Director
Ms. Malinda Mackenzie, Community Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Blake Shircliff, Development Assistant
Ms. Carman Wilson, Accounting Clerk
Through coordinating fundraising efforts and special events, we offer a variety of meaningful ways to impact the Foundation. Our primary fundraising includes direct donations, our Annual Fund, and events such as Trivia Night, our Circle of Life Gala, and our LifeSpring Prevention Coalition Community Breakfast. Donations may also be made through our Gifts of Gratitude program where one makes a donation in honor of a LifeSpring caregiver, through planned giving, wills, and other activities throughout the year. Our events throughout the year also help us to increase awareness of behavioral health issues.
WAYS TO GIVE
Gifts to the LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana can be made via many different methods. Listed below are the most common through which to make a gift.
If you need additional information, contact Lindsey Davis, Fundraising & Development Coordinator, at (812) 206-1209 or Shelley.Dewig@LifeSpringHealthSystems.org.
- Donate Online
- Credit Card
- Matching Gifts
You may choose from the following areas to designate your donation:
- Addiction Services
- Adult Behavioral Services
- Charity Care Fund
- Children & Families Services
- Community Education
- Scholarship Fund
- Other (you name area)
Cash, in the form of personal checks, if the most popular type of charitable gift to the LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana. Cash contributions are deductible and result in tax savings. Checks should be payable to LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana and mailed to 460 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Be sure to indicate the purpose of your gift on the check or in a cover letter.
The Development Office will gladly accept cash gifts. However, we do not recommend that you mail cash via any postal service or courier. To make a donation using cash, please bring it directly to our office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday), 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the above address.
SPECIAL NOTE: To make a memorial or honorary gift by cash of check, please attach a note that includes the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring, and the family contact name and address for memorials or the individual’s name and address for honorary gifts. We will be sure the family/individual is notified of your kindness.
To make a donation by credit card, the Development Office has set up an online donation site. If you choose to make a donation by credit card via postal service, please be sure to give us the name printed on the card, the credit card number, card type (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), expiration date, card security code, and amount of your donation. We will also need the area of designation for your gift. The LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana knows some are concerned about credit card fraud and stolen numbers. Should you feel uneasy about including your card number on materials to be mailed, you can call Shelley Dewig at (812) 206-1209.
Thousands of companies offer to match their employee’s charitable contributions. Some require forms to be completed by the employee. Others have automated programs that only require a phone call.
Most corporation have guidelines that the non-profit organization and employee must meet before a donation may be matched. Your company’s Benefits or Human Resources Department can give you more information about their program and should also have the proper forms to complete.
Mail your form, along with your contribution, to the LifeSpring Development Office. We will verify your matching gift eligibility and return the form to your employer. For more information, please contact Shelley Dewig at (812) 206-1209.
What is the Annual Fund Campaign and Why Should I Support It?
The Annual Fund Campaign supports the great work done at LifeSpring Health Systems to benefit those suffering with mental illness and/or addictions in Southern Indiana. Each year, LifeSpring serves approximately 8,000 clients. Fortunately, many are able to lead a normal productive life, due in part to the treatment that LifeSpring can provide. The LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana was set up to fund initiatives which traditionally are not funded under current revenue streams. These can be special projects requested by managers or programs such as Mental Health First Aid for the community.
The yearly Annual Fund Campaign runs from July 1st to June 30th. Gifts can be given as a one-time contribution or as a pledge with suitable installments due before June 30th. Employees are also given the opportunity to do payroll deduction.
GIFTS OF GRATITUDE
When you, your child, a family member or a friend is hurting and a caregiver goes above and beyond to help them and offer them hope, your heart can overflow with gratitude. With the Gifts of Gratitude program, you have an opportunity to make a donation in honor of a LifeSpring Health Systems physician, nurse, therapist, case manager, counselor, and/or support staff who made a difference, along with a note of appreciation. The honoree will receive your message, as well as a Gifts of Gratitude pin that they can wear to remember your thoughtfulness. You may donate through the online donation link. Please check Tribute Information/In honor of. You may email your message stating “I am grateful for this staff member because…” to Shelley.Dewig@LifeSpringHealthSystems.org. Your message will be sent to your honoree letting them know how much you appreciate them. Brochures are also available in the Main Office.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT THE LIFESPRING FOUNDATION OF INDIANA
- Kroger Community Rewards Program. Enroll by simply going to www.Kroger.com and create a profile and log in. Register your Kroger Plus Card to your account, click on Community Rewards, type in LifeSpring on the search line, and select LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana. This allows customers to register their Kroger Plus Card and start earning money for our organization each time you shop.
- AmazonSmile. When shopping for gifts, don’t forget to go to www.Smile.Amazon.com to do all your shopping. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping with a portion of the purchase price going to the LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana. If you already have an existing account, log in and under Your Account, scroll down to Change Your Charity and type in LifeSpring. Click on LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana. Once done, LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana should show up on the top left side of your page above the AmazonSmile logo. Always go to Smile.Amazon.com when shopping and any purchases you make will result in a contribution to the Foundation.
- Nanz & Kraft Florist Helping Hands Program. When ordering flowers, plants or gifts at www.nanzandkraft.com, choose LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana at check out as the Helping Hands organization you would like to support. The Foundation will receive a donation on every online order.