You may establish a special endowed fund in your own name or in the
name of someone meaningful to you with a minimum gift of $25,000. The
Foundation administers the following endowed named funds, all of which
were established for a specific purpose:
Leonard & Ila Mitchum Cardiovascular Fund
fund provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment for
Huntsville Hospital’s Cardiology departments. The Mitchums gave
the largest single gift ever made to the Foundation in gratitude for
the care Mr. Mitchum received when he had open-heart surgery at
Lanier Stewart Memorial Fund
fund was established by the oncology physicians of the Huntsville
Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and was later endowed by the
Lanier family. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial
assistance to local cancer patients who need help paying for
medication and transportation costs associated with their treatment
B. Camp Scholarship Fund
Camp Fund was established by the late Dr. E.E. Camp in honor of his
wife, Ruth, a retired pediatric nurse. Since 1990, the fund has
provided more than 160 college scholarships to students in nursing
and other paramedical fields.
S. Owen Scholarship Fund
Owen, a former Huntsville Hospital administrator, established this
fund which provides college scholarships to deserving children of
Huntsville Hospital employees.
Jones Memorial Heart Fund
Jones Fund was established in Betty’s memory by her family and
friends. Its purpose is to provide funding for equipment, research
and training, and to support special needs of the cardiology program
at Huntsville Hospital.
Zeta Endowment Fund
fund was established by the local alumnae chapter to benefit the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women &
Children. Major funding is provided by proceeds from the annual
Delta Zeta MarketPlace.
Derivaux Memorial Fund
fund was established by Donny’s parents, Rebecca and Dr. Don
Derivaux, to provide financial assistance to parents who struggle to
be with their seriously ill children during hospitalization.
Knapp Memorial Fund for Neonatal Care
Hill Knapp Fund was established by Hill’s two best friends and their
families, and later endowed by Hill’s grandparents. Its purpose is
to provide financial support to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
where the lives of fragile infants are saved every day.
Wessel Cardiac Rehabilitation Scholarship Fund
Wessel Fund was established by Fred’s wife, Jean Wessel Templeton,
and his three children. The purpose of the fund is to provide
financial assistance to patients who otherwise would not be able to
participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Huntsville
Hospital’s Wellness Center.
Sylvia Whitten Memorial Fund
fund was established to provide funds for cardiac care equipment at
Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Whitten’s husband started the fund in
F. & Clare H. Gay Fund for Children
his death, Dr. Gay, Madison County’s longtime Public Health
Officer, established this fund in memory of his wife, Clare. This
fund benefits pediatrics and nurseries at Huntsville Hospital for
Women & Children.
Elizabeth & George Gesman Alzheimer’s Symposium Fund
Gesman established this fund in memory of his wife who was a victim
of Alzheimer’s disease. An annual symposium provides awareness and
treatment information for physicians and caregivers of Alzheimer’s
Bill V. Hewett and Bradley Hewett Memorial Scholarship Fund
Hewett established this fund to provide scholarships for medical
students and students in nursing and paramedical fields.
and Sharon Bell Radiology Education Fund
and Mrs. Bell established this fund to provide continuing education
scholarships for deserving employees in Huntsville Hospital’s
and Carl Gessler Cardiac Education Fund
and Mrs. Gessler established this fund to provide continuing
education scholarships for Huntsville Hospital Cardiology employees
who meet established criteria.
Prasada-Rao and Bhavani Kakani Surgery Education Fund
and Mrs. Kakani established this fund to provide continuing education
scholarships for Huntsville Hospital Surgery employees who meet
The Charles Michael and Elizabeth Park Scholl Neonatal ICU Education Fund
Dr. and Mrs. Brian Scholl established this fund to provide continuing education scholarships for deserving employees in the Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and to provide reference books, journals and other educational resources for use by the NICU staff. The endowment is named in honor of their daughter Elizabeth, and in memory of her brother Charles Michael who passed away shortly after birth.
The Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Cancer Fund
The Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Cancer Fund was established in 2011 by the physicians and staff at the Center for Cancer Care in honor of Jeanne Shepherd, a long time employee who succumbed to cancer in 2011. The purpose of the fund is to provide cancer patients financial assistance with housing needs, food, prescription medication, transportation, and other necessary healthcare expenses.