St. Elizabeth Partners with Horizon Community Funds to Launch Fund for New Cancer Center

 New designated fund to support screening, prevention, medicine and treatment

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky now manages a designated fund in partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to support the health system’s brand new cancer center in Edgewood. The St. Elizabeth Fund offers donors a maximum tax advantage, with the convenience of Horizon Community Funds managing the funds.


The center, led by Executive Medical Director Dr. Doug Flora, will expand on St. Elizabeth's efforts in prevention, genetic screening, precision medicine, clinical research and treatment options. Construction of the new five-story, 230,000-square-foot center began in August 2018, with anticipated completion in 2020.


“We are extremely proud of this partnership with Horizon Community Funds. This designated fund will provide one more avenue for our community to help support St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Center as we come together to combat our region’s high cancer rates and help resident’s live longer, healthier lives. By uniting resources,
St. Elizabeth and Horizon Community Funds will be able to raise the quality of life for all people in Northern Kentucky,” said Garren Colvin, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare.


Once donors have opted into the fund for their charitable giving, Horizon Community Funds executives manage the one-time or multi-year annual distribution of funds forever.


“Horizon Community Funds is honored to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving to support St. Elizabeth’s groundbreaking work in Northern Kentucky,” added Nancy Grayson, President of Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. “This partnership is yet another example of Northern Kentuckians moving forward together to maximize our impact in the community.”


Donors looking to support the center through the St. Elizabeth Fund at Horizon Community Funds can get more information by contacting Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson at 859.757.1552 or


About St. Elizabeth Healthcare

St. Elizabeth Healthcare operates five facilities throughout Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty office locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. St. Elizabeth is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. St. Elizabeth is a mission-based organization committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, providing more than $117 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2017. For more information, visit


About Horizon Community Funds

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is a qualified public charitable 501(c)(3) organization established as a community foundation in 2017 by Northern Kentucky leaders. Its mission is to unite resources to raise the quality of life for all people in the Northern Kentucky community. Learn more at