2024 Scholarship Recipients


On May 22, 2024, the Foundation was part of the recognition and disbursement of the 2024 Senior Awards Night at Hanover Central High School. The Foundation presented three scholarship awards.

Kaithlyn Thompson $2,000 Scholarship Recipient



A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Kaitlyn Thompson.  Kaitlyn is living her passion thru the nurses care of her father. She will be attending Purdue University and studying Nursing. Her dream is to be a Nurse Practitioner.


Congratulations Kaitlyn and best wishes for the next chapter!




Audric Colcol $1,000 Scholarship Recipient


A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Audric Colcol.  Audric wants to make a difference in the community. He will be attending Purdue Northwest and will be chasing his dreams to go into the health and wellness field. He would like to take part in ground breaking research that could help cure or treat incurable diseases.


Congratulations Audric and best wishes to you!

Grace Watson $500 Scholarship Recipient



A $500 scholarship was awarded to Grace Watson.  Grace wanted to be a Nurse Anesthetist and changed her career path to her passion of sports. She will be attending Ball State University and studying Kinesiology.


Wishing you the best Grace!





External link opens in new tab or window3rd Annual Golf Outing




StatPacks Donation


Making a difference to preemies at Community Hospital. The Foundation made a donation to purchase transport bags (aka StatPacks) for the neonatal transports from St. Mary's and St. Catherines (sister facilities of Community Hospital).


The StatPacks are changing the way Emergency Clinicians think about carrying their gear. StatPacks medic bags keep the medic's hands-free to handle the unexpected and care for the special cargo in transport (micro-preemies).




Local Moms Organize Camp


The NWI Times did a story of the iCan Bike Camp at Lake Central High School.  This camp was to teach kids with disabilities to ride a bike.  Click External link opens in new tab or windowhere for the great article.


Delivery of tiny baby leads to big gift

A 400-pound commemorative bench was donated, through the Nathan C. Splant Foundation to Community Hospital in Munster. The bench, made of recycled plastic, honors their son and all premature babies, since the family has never forgotten the health care team who helped to make their dream of having a child a reality.

"We are forever grateful to Community Hospital's NICU and all that they do for premature babies and families," Phil Splant said.  "The Foundation looks forward to many more years of giving back."

     

Click on the following link for the details of the newspaper article

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/delivery-of-tiny-baby-leads-to-big-gift/article_c82da639-37c2-5c50-a3fb-f14b64c6eebc.html

    

 

 

Bench Donation in Honor of Henry

     The Nathan C. Splant Foundation donated a commemorative bench, made of 400 pounds of recycled plastic caps, in honor of Henry Penegor.  He was the son of Sarah and Eric Penegor, of Schererville.  The Foundation also donated $1,500 to Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Henry died in 2012 after a premature birth.

     Click on the following link for the details of the newspaper article

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/premature-children-families-helped-by-foundation/article_e7641bde-65dd-5ae4-bc8e-2027bf80819d.html

    

 

 






On January 3rd, the Foundation made a $2,500 donation to Community Hospital's NICU to provide Halo Sleepsacks for those born too early and too small.  "We are forever grateful to Community Hospital and all they do for premature babies and families" said Phil Splant.  The Foundation looks forward to many more years of giving back.



Our visit to the NICU also included Nathan's 10th year birthday celebration (born January 10th, 2004) with the nurses and doctors.



Here is the link to the newspaper article published in the Times  External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/munster/foundation-helps-community-hospital-give-preemies-a-fighting-chance/article_d0f27ec1-81ed-50fc-ad81-553066e92fd9.html








  • July 13th - Swing it Forward - Golf Outing
  • September 15th - Riding for Babies
  • November - Prematurity Awareness Month

















You did it!!!


We truly appreciate everyone that donated or shared the NASCAR Day Giveathon page to help us meet our goal of $500!

NASCAR has also awarded the Foundation an additional $350! External link opens in new tab or window#preemiestrong








 


Since, 2007, we have continued to enhance the lives of those affected by prematurity with our grant giving program, special event fundraisers, Helping Hands for Preemies Campaign, Halo Sleepsack Program, NICU programs, Caps to Benches and the Hanover Central High School Senior Scholarship Award.


Join us and make a difference with a charitable gift/ donation today that will provide financial support to local families and children born premature.  #preemiestrong


Thank you!!


 

Introducing the Symphony Preemie+ Card

 

External link opens in new tab or windowClick here for information on Symphony Preemie+.