Good Samaritan Foundation raises funds to support and improve the care available to our patients.
Good Samaritan Foundation-Dayton inspires philanthropy that enhances the health and well-being of the Greater Dayton communities and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Support comes from foundations, businesses, and individuals who value the positive impact our hospital has on the health of the Dayton community.
Good Samaritan Foundation was founded in 1973 when the Hospital leaders realized they needed a dedicated—and separate—nonprofit entity to manage charitable contributions. Today, the Foundation provides funding each year to programs, improving the health of our community. By Good Samaritans coming together with patients and families, amazing things have happened.
While the Foundation supports many programs, it also raises funds to support the greatest needs of our community. Gifts not designated toward a specific program are used to fund a variety of needs as determined by the Foundation Board.
Richard Meyer, Board Chair, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Richard Meyer is the president of Shell + Meyer Associates, Inc., a structural engineering consulting firm located in Dayton, Ohio.
Richard joined the board of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in 2012, and in addition to being Vice Chair and Chair, has served on several committees. Ensuring that the health care needs of the community are met is one of the main reasons he continues to stay involved with the Foundation, and he appreciates the excellence of the employees at Good Samaritan Hospital. He feels connected to the Samaritan Homeless Clinic, as he sees that organization as the ultimate reflection of what being a Good Samaritan is all about.
Faith plays an important role in Richard’s life, and he sees his own Catholic faith reflected in the mission and values of the hospital. It was the Sisters of Charity’s goal that love and compassion could be expressed through health care, and Richard feels that is exactly what is happening at Good Samaritan Hospital. It is that same expression of faith that calls Richard to be active in the community, and to serve others as best he can. Working with the other members of the board and Foundation staff to assess and fulfill patient and community needs is the thing he finds most rewarding, and he hopes to see the Foundation grow and adapt with the ever changing needs of the hospital and its patients.
Eloise served as president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital from 2012 to 2018. She brings more than 20 years of health care experience to her current role, having joined the system in 1989. Previously, Eloise served as chief operating officer at Good Samaritan Hospital and has held a number of leadership positions at Premier Health. She was the chief purchasing officer for the health system, and, for 17 years, was the vice president of operations at Miami Valley Hospital.
Eloise has served on various community boards, and is currently a member of the board of trustees of Wright State University. She has been the recipient of Dayton’s Top 10 Women and Dayton’s Top 10 African-American Women awards, and was a finalist for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Eloise received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and her master’s degree in public health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Director of Development
System Grant Writer
Board of Trustees
Richard A. Meyer, Chair
Suzanne M. Donovan, SC, Vice Chair
Ann M. Schuerman, Secretary
Katie McKee, Treasurer
Zachary L. Allen
Diane H. Anderson, DO
Patrick J. Foley
Jo Anne F. Reiling
Daniel Schoulties, MD
Father Benjamin E. K. Speare-Hardy II
Kenneth M. Watson, Sr.
Milinda Zabramba, MD