Investing in Shepherd’s Hope
In 2003, just one year after our founding, The Diebel Legacy Fund made our first investment in Shepherd’s Hope: $50,000 to establish the Colonial Drive clinic, which was renamed the Dr. Diebel Jr. Memorial Health Center.
For the Diebel Family, Shepherd’s Hope was the closest example we could find of an organization that Don Diebel Jr. would have volunteered for. Both philanthropically and personally, Shepherd’s Hope became a part of the Diebel Family. In fact, Dr. Diebel Sr., Christine Diebel Hempsted, and Pete Diebel were all volunteers for Shepherd’s Hope for many years.
In 2005, The Diebel Legacy Fund made a second $50,000 investment to pilot an innovative new pharmacy program. With the successful pilot program, Shepherd’s Hope was able to solicit over $1 Million from a local hospital organization to fund the entire program—which would not have been possible without the Diebel Legacy Fund’s initial investment. In the years since, we have continued to invest in programs and clinical operations.
In 2020, Shepherd’s Hope created The Dr Donald Diebel Jr Award to honor an "up and coming" Shepherd's Hope volunteer doctor who embodies the spirit and dedication of Dr Donald Diebel, Jr.