Gifts in Action

Dr. and Mrs. E. Dale Habegger's planned gift established the E. Dale and Susan E. Habegger Chair in SurgeryRead more...

The Broad Ripple Sertoma Club supports the Craniofacial Anomalies Program through the funds raised producing Las Vegas style casino parties.  Read more... 

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Dr. and Mrs. E. Dale Habegger 

E. Dale Habegger, M.D. graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1949.  He became highly respected as one of Indianapolis' finest surgeons while also mentoring hundreds of surgical residents during his 38-year career.  Throughout the years, he has generously offered philanthropic support to the Indiana University School of Medicine and its Department of Surgery. 

Dr. Habegger and his wife, Susan, have taken the bold step of creating The E. Dale and Susan E. Habegger Chair in Surgery through a planned gift.  "I love Indiana University," says Dr. Habegger.  "The IU Department of Surgery is one of the best in the nation.  I have the utmost respect for Dr. Harris Shumacker and Dr. Jay Grosfeld, both of whom, as former chairmen, led the department toward excellence.  Susan and I are pleased to offer the IU Department of Surgery, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, and Dr. Michael Dalsing our support in their expanding research, educational, and clinical missions." 

Dr. Michael C. Dalsing was named the first recipient of the E. Dale and Susan E. Habegger Professor of Surgery and is the chief of vascular surgery.   Dr. Dalsing says, "Philanthropy is critical to our continued success.  This endowment will have a lasting benefit and will support our surgical research goals for years to come."

Broad Ripple Sertoma Club

The Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple is a local chapter of the International Sertoma organization.  The mission of Sertoma is SErvice TO MAnkind, and the local Broad Ripple Sertoma club has certainly carried out that mission in it's work to benefit the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Craniofacial Anomalies Program.  This program at Riley Hospital for Children provides treatment for patients born with cleft lip and palate and other birth defects of the face and skull. 

Through the years, the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple has supported many aspects of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program, including Camp About Face, an educational and recreational experience for children, aged 8-18, born with facial birth defects; the IU & ME Craniofacial Family Retreat, which emphasizes social skills training for youth and educational sessions for their parents; the Oral Facial Clinic Digital Photography program, which allows our surgeons to take and store photographs used in treatment planning for patients with craniofacial anomalies; and research in craniofacial anomalies. 

For more information on the Las Vegas style casino parties that the Club produces for corporate parties and other events, visit or call 317-767-4640.

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