Above / Therese Surges, Vice Chair of the Edward Foundation Board of Trustees, left; is pictured with scholarship recipents Crista Thyvelikakath, Claire Dause, Alana Cervera, Arushi Bharel, Saher Zaman Back Row (L-R): Pam Briggs, Supervisor of Volunteer Services; Shruti Kolli, Sydney McFadden, Kierra Beeson and Shobhit Singh; as well as Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation; and Bill Kottmann, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Sharya Shah.

The Edward Foundation has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to Edward Hospital student volunteers who greet visitors, deliver flowers, transport patients and assist behind the scenes at the hospital.

Each of the following students from area high schools will receive a $2,000 dollar scholarship: 

  • Kierra Beeson, Naperville North
  • Arushi Bharel, Naperville Central
  • Alana Cervera, Naperville Central
  • Claire Dause, Benet Academy
  • Shruti Kolli, Waubonsie Valley
  • Sydney McFadden, Naperville North
  • Sharya Shah, Waubonsie Valley
  • Shobhit Singh, Metea Valley
  • Crista Thyvelikakath, Waubonsie Valley
  • Saher Zaman, Metea Valley

Edward Foundation since 1990

Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $49.9 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients within the area it serves.

To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.

Photo and story submitted by Janet Hosey, Content Specialist, Edward-Elmhurst Health, for Edward Foundation.