The dedication featured remarks from Community Hospital North President Barbara Summers and Community Health Network Foundation Board Chair Yvonne Shaheen.
Named Philanthropist of the Year; Receives ARTI Award
The Indiana chapter of the international Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Yvonne Shaheen, who serves as the Community Health Network Foundation Board chair and Community Health Network board secretary, the 2008 Philanthropist of the Year.
will be honored at the 25th annual Philanthropy Awards Dinner on November 18, 2008 at the Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis where other individuals, civic organizations, foundations, corporations and small businesses will be celebrated for the important contributions they make to Indiana communities.
This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national or international level.
On September 4, 2008, Shaheen
also received the Arts Council of Indianapolis'
ARTI Award for her
outstanding volunteer leadership and contributions she
has offered to numerous arts organizations.
The announcement was made at the annual Start With Art luncheon attended by more than 1,200 civic and corporate leaders gathered to celebrate the kick-off to the fall/winter arts season and to discuss the important role artistic programming plays in building a healthy, economically stable and safe city.
The former CEO of Long Electric Company, Shaheen has generously offered her time, talents and treasures to many Indiana organizations that have benefited from her contributions.