We are the support when there is none. Connecting gifts to patients who need it the most.

Since 2005, our focus has remained centered on helping residents from all corners of the Upper Cumberland who are struggling with disease, sickness and injury.


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We are proud to earn at 94/100 rating from Charity Navigator and are committed to transparent operations and fund management.
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I was scared but they made me feel so comfortable.

Meet Mary, a proud grandmother who loves to cheer her grandson on at soccer games. When Mary recently collapsed with chest and arm pain, she was rushed to the hospital and had to have bypass surgery.

“They took care of me perfectly. I was scared but they made me feel so comfortable, all the nurses and the doctors were wonderful.” After surgery and recovery, it was recommended that Mary join a program at the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Cookeville Regional.

Read her story

Once I got sick, things got bad.

“I have always worked to provide for my family. But once I got sick, things got bad. When I couldn’t work anymore, we used our savings fairly quickly. Within a few months I didn’t even know how I would afford to feed my family, keep the lights on or even pay for the gas to get me to my radiation treatments”. – Phillip

Read his story

Our Staff

John Bell

Executive director

I am proud of the Foundation team and grateful to donors and collaborating healthcare workers. Together we are helping patients all across the Upper Cumberland.

Amanda Scott

Events coordinator

Sarah Birdwell

Request coordinator

Brent Young

Corporate Giving Coordinator

Ben Danner

Grants Coordinator

Board Members

Paul Swallows
Allison Boshears
Barbara Jared
Dr. Brian Dockery
Amber Flynn-Jared
Dee Prince
John Beal
Nichole Ziegler
Alejandra Cisneros-Conohan
Laura Wolf
Diana Baronowski

Donor Spotlight

“Cooper’s Journey” is about one little foot still making a big imprint on the world. Joyce Arnold and Michael Hesson honor the brief life of their son, Cooper, by channeling energy into outreach activities supporting families facing a similar situation. Together with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation, Joyce was able to raise funds to support the purchase of a caring cradle for the labor and delivery Department at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The Caring Cradle is a device that cools and offers a more dignified and comfortable way for patents and families to spend time with a baby with has passed away. The device is a blessing, giving families the precious gift of more hours together.

You can support the Foundation in many ways. Learn more by listening to John Bell, the director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation.

Foundation Champion Award

The Foundation Champion Award honors those who have a true vision for Foundation goals and a developed plan of action for improving community health and compassionate care programs. These award members are true members of the Foundation family and advocates for the cause.


Michael Burnette

Advocate for local emergency response training, founding Carmen's Fund to create everyday heroes in memory of Carmen Burnette, and supporting fundraising events promoting fitness and health.


Lindsay Cameron Gross

Advocate for cancer patient assistance programs; and ongoing committee chair of the Anne Cameron Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises funds to help struggling cancer patients.


Melahn Finley

Advocate for regional community-health activities; her positive, insightful guidance helped the Foundation grow into a regional relief organization, while director of marketing at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.


Dr. Spence Madell

Advocate for cancer screening assistance programs, Dr. Madell helped to found and sustain the Pink Ribbon Free Mammogram Program and the Pink Gala fundraising event.


Brenda Floeter

Advocate and supporter of the Pink Ribbon free mammogram program. Brenda served on the Foundation board and has been a member of the Pink Gala committee since the event was founded.


Dr. Chuck Womack

Advocate for community preparedness, enabling Epipen availability for schools and law enforcement, and expanding Carmen’s Fund CPR Program with PulsePoint and Mass Casualty resources.


MaryDell Sommers

Advocate for therapy animal activities, founding the Pet Therapy visitation program at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, creating the Harvey Fund to assist students with therapy dogs. A long-serving Cookeville Regional Auxiliary member, she helped start the Healing Garden program and the Button Fund to help patients in need.


Sally Crain-Jager

Advocate for the role of art in the healing process, and founder of the Art for Healing Collection which now includes more than 70 pieces of regional art on permanent display throughout Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

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