Baptist Health Lexington Foundation
LEXINGTON KY 40503-1431
Contact Information
Nonprofit Baptist Health Lexington Foundation
LEXINGTON , KY 40503 1431
Phone (859) 260-2569
Fax 859 260-4192
Contact Name Ashley Avery
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2005
Former Names
Central Baptist Hospital Foundation, Inc.
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Baptist Health Foundation Lexington
1800 Nicholasville Rd., Suite 104
Lexington, KY 40503

The Baptist Health Foundation Lexington is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible as permitted by law. You can make your gift go twice as far if your employer offers a matching gift program.

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Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Baptist Health demonstrates the love of Christ by coordinating care and improving health in our community. The Baptist Health Foundation Lexington inspires others to join our efforts to promote and educate; develop relationships and partnerships; and raise funds and awareness for the benefit of Baptist Health Lexington.
Background Statement

Throughout history, Kentucky's Baptist hospitals have been rooted in philanthropy. When the state's first Baptist hospital opened in Louisville in 1924, community members helped to furnish patients rooms, even sewing sheets and pillowcases for the beds. Funding for the Lexington hospital, which opened in 1954, was a true collective effort from varied sources such as rallies, door-to-door campaigns, and dimes gathered during Sunday school collections.

The Baptist Health Foundation Lexington continues this heritage of service and leadership by fostering partnerships to further enhance the quality medical care at Baptist Health Lexington. Donations to the Foundation help our physicians, staff and other care providers go beyond the medical needs of our patients.

Impact Statement
To name a few: The Baptist Health Foundation 2017 annual fundraiser, the Celebration of Care, raised $55,000 towards the purchase of a Telemetry Monitoring System for Cardiac Rehabilitation. Our 2018 Celebration of Care raised $95,000 for the purchase of the SpyGlass Visualization System for Digestive Health Services. We were also able to invest $40,000 into the purchase of cardiac surgical lights and Zoll defibrillators. In 2018 alone, $129,473.02 was allocated to employees through the Employee Assistance program. The Baptist Health Foundation completed our first formal Request for Proposal for Foundation Support under a new application procedure in March 2019. We will be granting funds for sixteen applications within the Baptist Health Lexington hospital and Baptist Health Medical Group practices, totaling $76,642.74.
We have had a wonderful couple years but are gearing up for an even bigger future of supporting Baptist Health Lexington! 
Needs Statement
The top three community health initiatives Baptist Health Lexington will focus on over the next three years include:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
The Baptist Health Foundation Lexington is an integral partner in raising funds to support research, new equipment, innovative programs, and educational development for our staff.
We would like to support a $600,000 pilot project that will provide each surgical patient who is being discharged from our facility with a three day supply of both acetaminophen and ibuprofen, an educational brochure about the safe use of opioids, and a Deterra pouch to safely dispose of any unused opioids. 
Sales from Beyond the Fence: A Culinary View of Historic Lexington generated $130,000 which was allocated for the installation of blown glass artwork for the Infusion Garden and Cancer Center Atrium. In 2018, we provided $1,250 in patient assistance for our cancer patients. We would like to see that number more than doubled over the next year.
We are supporting nearly $25,000 for a project with Dr. Gery Tomassoni to conduct EKG and limited ECHO screenings for high schools in Lexington and Eastern Kentucky for the education and prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest or Death in our youth. We would like to support this program in a greater capacity.
Geographic Areas Served

Baptist Health Lexington, a 391-bed acute and skilled care facility in Lexington, KY, is a major medical research and education center, delivers excellent health care, leading-edge technology and compassionate medical services.You may be surprised to learn that over 60% of the patients treated and seen at Baptist Health Lexington are from outside Fayette County including Harrison, Nicholas, Scott, Bourbon, Franklin, Woodford, Anderson Mercer, Jessamine, Clark, Powell, Estill, Madison, Gerrard, Lincoln and Boyle counties.

Impact Questions
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
Update website to include current goals, initiatives and impact
Develop a Grateful Patient Program
Increase employee giving participation to 15%
Increase President's Circle membership 
Increase community involvement and awareness
Board Chair
Board Chair Betty Simms
Company Affiliation Baptist Health Lexington
Board Members
Cyndi AllenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dave BakerWKYT-TVVoting
C. Joseph BeavinAttorney, Stoll, Keenon, Ogden, PLLCVoting
Geneva DonaldsonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Stephanie DoomVice President, Finance, Baptist Health LexingtonNonVoting
Candy FieldPresident, Baptist Health Lexington Auxiliary
Jeff FraleyVice President, SouthEast Printing & Mailing ServiceVoting
Doug HackerVice President, Congleton-Hacker, Co.Voting
Marta S. HaynePhysician, Radiation Oncology, Baptist Health LexingtonVoting
Amanda HensonVice President, Oncology, Baptist Health LexingtonNonVoting
Stephen ManellaHead of School, The Sayre SchoolVoting
James MillerDepartment of Natural Sciences & Mathematics , Transylvania UniversityVoting
Becky ReinholdRealtor, Bluegrass-Sotheby's International RelatyVoting
John ShaskyCTP, Fifth Third BankVoting
Betty SimmsOncology Dietician, Baptist Health LexingtonVoting
William G. SissonPresident, Baptist Health LexingtonVoting
Terri SteinVice President, Central Bank & Trust Co.Voting
Debbie Sutherland-ComleyOwner, Space Center Self StorageVoting
Patricia TakacsDMD, Beaumont Family DentistryVoting
Lisa TomassoniCommunity VolunteerVoting
Randall VaughnVice President, Gray Architects and Engineers, P.S.C.Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 88%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 79%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Distributions / Grant Making
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Tyler Smith
Term Start Apr 2019
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 50%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Description The Grateful Patient program is a way for us to form relationships with patients treated at Baptist Health Lexington. Grateful Patients are one of our strongest resources for donations as they have as much a passion and grateful heart for our providers and staff as we have the mission of providing the highest quality healthcare possible for each and every patient seen in our facility. It is not just about the monetary donations we receive from these grateful patients but more about the relationships that we are able to build and the stories we are able to tell on their behalf.

The Baptist Health Employee Caring Campaign is held annually from September – October. Together as a community, our Baptist Health Lexington staff pledge to help provide much needed equipment and resources within our hospitals, and to our local communities. Through these donations, we are able to provide our Perinatal Bereavement Program: Casting Keepsakes (Infant Plaster Casting Kits), funding for the study of water therapy for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) patients, support for the annual community Stroke Awareness fair, Oncology Patient Support for patients experiencing financial issues; patient education materials; survivorship support, just to name a few. 

Description Baptist Health Foundation Lexington launched the President's Circle, a new prestigious annual recognition society. The financial support will enable the hospital to maintain and enhance excellent patient care, and the network of supporters will be well-informed ambassadors to promote better personal health, economic development and community pride - all to help make our community stronger. Memberships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Members will receive exclusive benefits, such as:
  • Annual events with one-on-one access to hospital physicians and leadership
  • First-hand information on the latest news and happenings at Baptist Health Lexington
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No

·        American Heart Association, Lexington Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society

Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Aug 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $500,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$592,206$564,090$581,232
Total Expenses$906,073$673,555$253,803
Revenue Less Expenses($313,867)($109,465)$327,429
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$592,206$564,090$579,725
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$0$1,507
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events--$0$0
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$711,435$391,581$67,144
Administration Expense$143,925$201,013$122,280
Fundraising Expense$50,713$80,961$64,379
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.650.842.29
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%58%26%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,771,383$2,221,984$2,233,372
Current Assets$1,764,133$2,159,484$1,759,584
Long-Term Liabilities--$26,417$0
Current Liabilities--$31,114$19,032
Total Net Assets$1,771,383$2,164,453$2,214,340
Form 990s
2017 Form 990
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 Form 990
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
LEXINGTON , KY 405031431
Primary Phone 859 260-2569
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Tyler Smith
Board Chair Betty Simms
Board Chair Company Affiliation Baptist Health Lexington