Congratulations to Community Hospital Anderson Foundation on its successful Community Chefs event on September 15 at Anderson Country Club. Fifty men from the community – including Madison County Chamber CEO Dirk Webb – came together to create unique dishes for attendees to sample, along with a silent auction. The event raised a record-breaking $102,000, bringing the total amount raised to $414,581 since its start in 2012.
The funds raised at the event support Madison County schools, oncology patients, and the Community Farm. Fifty percent of the funds raised at this event always go to Madison County schools. From the proceeds raised this year, $51,000 will be donated to help meet the healthcare-related needs of students. The donations are appropriated based on enrollment numbers. Alexandria will receive $3,570, South Madison schools will receive $11,000, Anderson will receive $17,040, Elwood will receive $4,080, Madison-Grant will receive $3,060, Frankton-Lapel will receive $7,350, Anderson Preparatory Academy will receive $2,040, Indiana Christian Academy will receive $510, and Liberty Christian School will receive $2,350.
“The Community Hospital Anderson Foundation is grateful to everyone who helped make this year’s Community Chefs event a huge success,” said Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Foundation Officer Tom Bannon. “We also have another major Foundation event coming up soon. On Saturday, October 20, Keith Trent’s Coats of Caring is from 9 a.m. to noon, at Anderson High School. We will distribute coats, hats, and gloves to make sure our community has what is needed for winter.