About the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation

As the non-profit fundraising arm of Elmhurst Hospital, the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation exists to help the hospital provide the highest quality healthcare to the communities we serve.

Your support matters

Your support matters now more than ever. Donate to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation today or call 331-221-4483 for more information.

Learn more about the Elmhurst Foundation:

Giving back

With the help of generous donors like you, the following Foundation accomplishments have made a difference to thousands of Elmhurst patients in recent years:

  • $376,000 raised at the annual Autumn Affair Gala to support our Nursing program, helping to fund new tools and equipment to keep our nurses safe, as well as provide critical education and training so they can continue to deliver care at the highest level.
  • $300,000 toward the repurposing of office space to create a new, 8-bed Surgical Observation Unit for the seamless recovery of our growing number of surgery patients. 
  • $113,000 in community donations to provide over 18,000 meals to employees and caregivers at Elmhurst Hospital and our ambulatory sites during the pandemic. 
  • $51,180 for IV Ultrasound vein imaging, allowing for quick and safe IV access for the patient.
  • $37,825 to underwrite the Diabetes Jumpstart Your Health program.
  • $24,000 in scholarships for our Teen Volunteers who are planning to pursue a degree in the healthcare field.
  • $14,700 for our Surgical Oncology and Breast Care screening programs to improve the quality of life in recovery through rehabilitation.
  • $4,000 for continued enhancement of our Rooftop Healing Garden. 

Board of Trustees

Our leadership

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization led by a board of trustees separate from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. Foundation board members are volunteers who live or work in the communities served by the hospital. Their personal and professional expertise provides valuable leadership.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Kenneth Wegner, Chairman
  • Michelle Meziere, M.D., Vice Chairman
  • Danelle Achepohl
  • Valerie Cahill
  • Michael Grant
  • Ann Gunst
  • Ryon Hennessy, M.D.
  • Mike Hoffman, M.D.
  • Richard Inskeep
  • Ray Janevicius, M.D.
  • Paul Koch
  • Caron Lizzadro
  • Michael Martirano, M.D.
  • Edward Momkus
  • Christina Morrissey
  • Anne Oldenburg
  • Rich Reichert
  • Daniel Sullivan, M.D.
  • Daniel Welz

Board officers

  • Kimberley Darey, M.D., President

Board Chair

Meet Ken Wegner, chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees

KenWegner_thmbKen is president of the Jel Sert Company, makers of Fla-Vor-Ice and other refreshments, headquartered in West Chicago. He also is the School Board President of Immaculate Conception Grade School, a member of the Young President’s Organization-Chicago Chapter and coach for AYSO soccer and Immaculate Conception Grade School track.

Ken’s involvement with Elmhurst Hospital began in 1987 when he became a founding member of the EMH Foundation Special Event Committee. He joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 1991 and was elected as the board’s chairman in 1995. Ken and his wife, Julia, live in Elmhurst.


Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Ambassadors

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation's Ambassadors improve the health of our communities through their commitment to the continuing excellence of Elmhurst Hospital.

  • Rich Reichert, Chairman
  • Wes and Ingrid Becton
  • Paul and Kristy Brown
  • Jack and Donna Campbell
  • Dave and Jean Carlquist
  • Bob Ceddia
  • John and Nada Christopher
  • Jim Collins and Dr. Julie Thiel
  • Tim and Julie Condron
  • The Honorable Dan and Julie Cronin
  • John and Alice Czyzycki
  • The Honorable Lee and Pam Daniels
  • Paul and Heidi Darley
  • Kevin and Sarah Diamond
  • Dan Gibbons
  • Rob and Amy Hallberg
  • Al and Carol Hogan
  • Joe and Heidi Jeffery
  • John and Sheri Jevitz
  • Paul and Colleen Kelty
  • Kal and Ann Kilgast
  • Chris and Kimberly LaBounty
  • Scott and Valerie LaMorte
  • Diane Landgren
  • Mark and Luci Lovelace
  • Hugh and Mary Beth McLean
  • Steve and Nancy Morley
  • John Noldan
  • Mike Regan
  • Rich and Jenny Reichert
  • Diane Salvador
  • Joe and Dana Sidoryk
  • Eric and Kelly Stetler
  • Peter and Kristin Wilmot


Susan Tyburski, Executive Director

Blair Williams, Manager of Development

Jillian Bollow, Manager of Donor Relations

Maureen Robst, Administrative Assistant