INDIANA ANIMAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
About The Indiana Animal Health Foundation... Make a donation today! Click here for an Indiana Animal Health Foundation brochure.
Mission of the Foundation:
The mission of the Indiana Animal Health Foundation is to provide financial assistance to individuals and institutions for educational and scientific purposes, in order to advance science for the benefit of animal health in Indiana.
The Indiana Animal Health Foundation (IAHF) was formed in 1997 by the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Money is raised for the Foundation through donations, silent auctions, and a variety of fundraising events with all monies going directly to the Foundation. Contributions to the IAHF are tax deductible within the limits of the Internal Revenue Code.
In order to fulfill our mission, the IAHF will work to extend its boundaries to all of Indiana to include the public, and not just veterinarians, in its mission to benefit the animals of Indiana. It is also important to keep the interrelationship of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association included in our vision as well.
The IAHF Board of Directors meets 3 to 4 times each year to manage and raise funds for the Foundation. The following dedicated volunteers comprise the Foundation’s Board of Directors:
Dr. Bill Somerville, Chair, Clinton
Dr. John Scamahorn, Vice Chair, Greencastle
Dr. Ed Sommers, Treasurer, LaPorte
Dr. Sandi Norman, Indianapolis
Dr. Paul Clemente, Fort Wayne
Dr. Carol Ecker, Granger
Dr. Christopher Hall, Indianapolis
Dr. John Schnarr, Indianapolis
Dr. Tony Rumschlag, Noblesville
Dr. Jim Weisman, West Lafayette
Dr. Willie Reed, West Lafayette
Dr. Larry Borst, Indianapolis
Dr. Loren Noblitt, Zionsville
Why give to the IAHF?
The IAHF has supported many projects and scholarships since its inception, including:
- The IAHF sponsors, advertises, and coordinates a public forum each February for the public to attend. Topics have included behavior issues and shelter medicine.
- The IAHF sponsors the Guardian Award presented by the IVMA’s Animal Welfare Committee.
- Service Animal Support (SAS) Program
- The IAHF sponsors the "Engaging the Future" reception each February where 4 Purdue veterinary students present information on an international learning experience. Scholarships are presented to each student.
- The IAHF provides at least two $500 scholarships to registered veterinary technician students.
- The IAHF sponsors the Boiler Vet Camp program - a summer camp for students in grades 7-8 and 9-12 who may be interested in veterinary medicine - at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
- Each year the IAHF sends at least one emerging leader to the AVMA Leadership Conference through the Larry Borst Leadership Endowment Fund established through the Foundation.
- The IAHF raised funds related to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. These funds were used to provide grants to veterinarians in Indiana who treated animals as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Funds are also available in the event of future disaster.
How can you help?
The IAHF is a 501(c ) (3) charitable organization; donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Such gifts could include:
- Memorial gifts – A gift to the Foundation in the memory of a cherished animal companion, friend or family member who also shared a love of animals. Memorial cards are sent from the IAHF.
- Donations – The IAHF provides an avenue for individuals to make a donation on behalf of a person or animal in a special way.
- Bequests - A gift to the Foundation by naming it in wills, insurance polices and trusts is a good way to include your love of animals and their health. For more information about planned giving, contact the IAHF office at 800-270-0747.
- Corporate Donations – A tax-deductible contribution the IAHF to recognize individuals, or for specific, designated causes.
To make an online donation to the Indiana Animal Health Foundation, click below or for questions, contact:
Indiana Animal Health Foundation
201 S. Capitol Avenue, Suite 405
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317/974-0888 or fax 317/974-0985