Donor Impact

 As the philanthropic foundation of Aultman Health System, The Aultman Foundation (TAF)  is a crucial source of funding that helps to fulfill AHF’s mission of leading our community to improved health. Every year, we have the chance to work with our community of donor partners to make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and colleagues. TAF accepts donations from patients, family members, community members, organizations and foundations that share our values of keeping healthcare local and continuing to enhance programs and services for our patients throughout AHF.

Thank YOU for transforming the lives of patients right here, in our community. We are thrilled to share a few examples of how your gifts made a difference in 2023.


Aultman College 

Aultman College has a proud history of educating healthcare professionals for more than 120 years. As northeast Ohio’s only health system-affiliated institution of higher learning, our goal is to prepare exceptional healthcare professionals who positively impact society. Located in Canton, Ohio, approximately one hour from Cleveland and Youngstown, we share a campus with Aultman Hospital, Stark County’s largest hospital and employer. As part of this renowned health system, our students receive unparalleled clinical and learning experiences.

The 1892 Scholarship commemorates Aultman’s rich legacy of nursing education. The first graduate of the Aultman School of Professional Nursing was in 1892, the same year Aultman Hospital opened its doors. Gifts from our generous alumni, friends and community members have helped this fund grow so that each year scholarships are given for both academic merit and financial need. Learn more about Aultman College.

In 2023, over $500,000 in new dollars were committed to the Aultman College endowment to provide financial support to students pursuing healthcare degrees.

Double your impact today! Any gift made to Aultman College will be matched dollar for dollar.



Hospice & Compassionate Care Center 

Hospice is care designed to provide comfort for people with life-threatening illnesses such as end-stage heart disease, ALS, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Aultman Hospice provides support to help patients and their families make the most of each remaining day of life. As a non-profit hospice, Aultman Hospice depends on the generous community support we receive to help treat patients in their greatest time of need. 

The Aultman Women’s Board Compassionate Care Center is Stark County’s only free-standing, inpatient hospice facility.

In 2023, donor dollars assisted in enhancing the outdoor spaces at the Compassionate Care Center, offering a peaceful space for families to gather and reflect when visiting a loved one in hospice care. 



Cancer Services 

Building on expert diagnostic and treatment specialties, the Aultman Cancer Center is committed to caring for the whole person -- including their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our team of experts are dedicated to guiding patients and caregivers through their cancer journey and into survivorship or end-of-life care. These specialized support services are specially designed for individuals with cancer. 

The Aultman Cancer Center's oncology dietitians help Cancer Center patients and their caregivers to develop a plan for optimal nutrition. Creating a proper nutrition plan helps patients to maintain their health during treatment, deal with the side effects of treatment and achieve positive outcomes through appropriate nutrition practices.  

In 2023, our cancer dietitians evaluated and educated cancer patients on ways to reduce side effects experienced during cancer treatment through 1,710 visits.


The CancerCare Fund assists with expenses such as transportation, groceries, nutritional supplements, prescription assistance, medical supplies (e.g., prosthetics, lymphedema supplies, etc.) and other costs often associated with cancer treatment. You can offer much-needed support for people diagnosed with cancer through donations to this fund. 

Nearly 400 cancer patients were assisted in 2023 with gift cards for transportation, nutrition and unanticipated expenses during their critical cancer treatment journey. 



School-Based Telehealth 

The Aultman School-Based Telehealth Program hit a milestone in 2023: 1,000 telehealth visits serving students and faculty in Carroll and Tuscarawas counties. The program currently services the following school districts: Brown Local, Carrollton Exempted Village, Claymont City, Minerva Local, Orrville City, Rittman Exempted Village, Southeast Local and Tuscarawas Valley. 

The program facilitates in-school telehealth appointments with an Aultman provider, allowing the patient to be seen without ever leaving the building. Using secure two-way video communication, a group including the school-based telehealth nurse, sick student/faculty member and parent/guardian connect with an Aultman provider. The school-based telehealth nurse utilizes the telehealth cart which has an otoscope, stethoscope and a derma scope. Using this equipment, they can assist the provider with their assessment and exam. 

In 2023, we provided school-based telehealth services to 1,738 students and staff from 37 schools, which helped 70% of treated patients return to class. 



Women’s Board 

The Women’s Board was founded in 1969 to render services to Aultman Hospital in the areas of community relations and fundraising. Since its inception, the Women’s Board has raised close to $30 million to support major projects at Aultman Hospital such as the Emergency/Trauma Center, Aultman College, Compassionate Care Center, and most recently, the Timken Family Cancer Center. Currently, the Women’s Board is raising $3 million for surgical suite enhancements, including equipment and services that will benefit patients and their overall experience.

The Women’s Board raises funds through their annual Angel Auction and Fashion Show, proceeds from The Shoppes at Aultman, baby photos and the Tribute Fund. The Women’s Board also performs community outreach through the Angels in Action program. The program was designed to help lead the community to improved health by raising awareness of the Women’s Board and its current pledge, increasing funding for the pledge, and offering outreach to the community.  

In 2023, they equipped Aultman Hospital surgical suites with $800,000 in newly advanced technology and equipment, as part of their $3 million pledge to enhance this area for patients and their overall experience. 



Aultman Deuble Heart & Vascular Hospital 

The Aultman Deuble Heart & Vascular Hospital (ADHVH) is a nationally recognized care provider that proudly serves and provides state-of-the-art care to more than 40,000 patients a year. With over 4,937 years of combined experience and expertise, the ADHVH team strives to provide top-notch cardiac, thoracic, and vascular care to each person in the communities served. 

The George H. Deuble Foundation understands the value Aultman brings as the ONLY independent health system in our area that is locally owned and operated, which is why they committed to match all gifts to ADHVH up to a total of $150,000. This match offers donors a unique opportunity to double their impact. Any gift made today to ADHVH will be matched, dollar-for-dollar until the match is met. 100% of your gift goes back to support our patients, so they can continue to experience outstanding care.  

In 2023, a mobile health vehicle was secured for Aultman Deuble Heart & Vascular Hospital to bring cardiac care and diagnostic studies to patients in our community. 


THANK YOU to our family of donors for your partnership in care and philanthropy. To learn about the other areas TAF supports, click here