Frank and Katrina Basile
Due to the generosity of local leaders in our community, the Eskenazi Health Foundation can support an array of Eskenazi Health programs and services. Two such leaders, Frank and Katrina Basile, have provided long-lasting support to the people of Indianapolis through their support of the Eskenazi Health Foundation.
Frank has been a member of the Eskenazi Health Foundation Board of Directors since 2014. Additionally, the Basiles have been donors since 2010, and their committed support has totaled nearly $700,000 in past and planned gifts to the Eskenazi Health Foundation. They have contributed to the construction of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and development of the Marianne Tobias Music Program, the Gregory S. Fehribach Center and many more Eskenazi Health programs and services.
The Marianne Tobias Music Program began in 2013 and brings a diverse range of community and professional musicians to perform on the Eskenazi Health campus. Patients, visitors, staff and the public are invited to enjoy these free performances, which are also streamed into patient rooms throughout the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.
The Fehribach Center provides professional development and skill-building internships to college students with physical disabilities. Through career mentoring, opportunities to network and talks by industry professionals, the Fehribach Center empowers interns both professionally and personally to seek and obtain gainful, equitable careers.
In addition, the Frank & Katrina Basile Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, offers a convenient place for patients and visitors to purchase personal care items, cards, gifts and flowers. The couple’s generosity is also recognized through the Frank & Katrina Basile Financial Counseling Center located in the lobby of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center and the Frank & Katrina Basile Pavilion located on the Matthew R. Gutwein Commonground.
The Basiles’ dedication to the Indianapolis community is evident not only in their gifts to Eskenazi Health and the Eskenazi Health Foundation but also in their support of arts and cultural centers across Indianapolis. Frank explained, “In order to have a high quality of life – and happiness, even – in a community, it takes arts and culture.” Through their gifts to Eskenazi Health Foundation and their volunteer efforts, the couple have enhanced countless lives in Central Indiana.