About us

The CHI Memorial Foundation is the fundraising arm of our health system and exists to allow CHI Memorial to extend its mission of medical excellence further into our community. More than 2,000 individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations make gifts to us each year, enabling CHI Memorial to expand programs, offer educational services and purchase innovative medical equipment. Founded in 2001, the CHI Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates exclusively to steward philanthropic gifts for CHI Memorial.

Our Mission

As CHI Memorial, we make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.


The Power of Community.  Our community comes together to be stronger.  There are certainly individual heroes in the Chattanooga area, but we can do amazing things when we all put our efforts and energy toward a common goal.  A goal that is making our community a better place for all.  The donors, volunteers, physicians and associated staff at CHI Memorial have demonstrated the power of coming together for the common good in uncommon ways over the past year.  We have made contributions of our financial resources, our valuable time and every last ounce of energy to work long hours caring for patients.   Join us as we continue our mission to provide the highest quality care for our patients and families.  Together we are stronger. 

-Jennifer Nicely, President/CEO, CHI Memorial Foundation



Will Clegg, Zoe Hamilton, Stephanie Sinkfield, and Dr. William Warren
Will Clegg, CHI Memorial Foundation Board Chair, Zoe Hamilton, CHI Memorial ED nurse, Stephanie Sinkfield, past CHI Memorial Foundation Board Member, William P. Warren, M.D. physician with The Chattanooga Heart Institute.


Board & Governance

CHI Memorial Foundation is governed by a board of dedicated members comprised of community volunteers, business executives, and hospital and health care professionals who strive to improve the health of our region.  The board members assist in the many aspects of the Foundation's fundraising efforts and with increasing awareness of CHI Memorial and CHI Memorial Foundation.


Board of Directors


CHI Memorial Foundation staff are available to help you direct your gift to the program(s) of your choice.  Please call our staff members at (423) 495-4438.



CHI Memorial Foundation is blessed to have tremendous support from our community, and we are pleased to recognize those who believe in the work of the hospital enough to give of themselves both in time and financial commitment. Our annual report is produced each year based on the Foundation's fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.