Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Center for Assisted Living

Kentucky Health Care Foundation

"The purpose and mission of the Kentucky Health Care Foundation is to enhance quality care in the long term care continuum through research, educational opportunities, innovation and partnerships, as supported by charitable contributions."

Kentucky Health Care Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors

Chris Page, President

Mary Haynes Vice-President

Greg Wells, Secretary/Treasurer

Olive Allen, Board Member

Jeff Arnold, Board Member

Nick Cooper, Board Member

Jonathan McGuire, Board Member


One of the Foundation’s most important goals is to aid in attracting and retaining quality employees for Kentucky facilities in order to provide quality long-term care. Since the Foundation’s inception, a total of 107 scholarships have been awarded, totaling almost $183,000.

Types of Scholarships Offered

The purpose of these scholarships has remained the same: Give individuals the opportunity to further their careers in the long term care.  The scholarships awarded are the Kentucky Foundation Scholarship and the Ira O. Wallace Scholarship. They are offered to any Kentucky resident enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

The Ira O. Wallace Scholarship, created in 1993 in memory of Ira O. Wallace, is awarded to a Kentucky resident enrolled in healthcare or business administration. The Ira O. Wallace scholarship is funded through the Foundation by past winners of the Association’s prestigious,  Ira O. Wallace award.

The Kentucky Health Care Foundation scholarships are awarded to employees of member facilities. Applicants are judged on their professional qualifications and commitment to the profession. The Kentucky Health Care Foundation Scholarships are made possible through the charitable contributions of KAHCF members and other contributors.