The Franciscan Health Foundation of Northern Indiana is thanking CAPTRUST for its recent donations totaling $4,166 in support of the Franciscan Health Michigan City Prenatal Assistance Program for vulnerable mothers with children under the age of one.

The Prenatal Assistance Program, located at 301 Homer St., provides a variety of services including pregnancy education, counseling, peer support and enhanced access to public assistance programs, community services and local hospital programs. The program also runs the Diaper Pantry, which provides diapers, wipes, formula, bottles and other supplies to qualifying families in need.

“One of CAPTRUST’s core values is community and with that is our responsibility to share our time, money and energy within the communities in which we work,” said Kelly Shikany, vice president and financial advisor for CAPTRUST Chesterton. “By partnering with the Franciscan Health Foundation and supporting the Michigan City Prenatal Assistance Program, we are able to enrich the lives of local newborns who need our support.”

Shikany, of Michigan City, is a former Franciscan Health Foundation of Northern Indiana board member, serving from 2019 to 2022. After learning about the Franciscan Prenatal Assistance Programs and others, Shikany shared her passion with CAPTRUST, which joined her in their support.

Since 2020, CAPTRUST’s financial contributions have also benefitted Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Center of Hope sexual assault survivors program and the backpack program, which provides backpacks full of school supplies to local children living in shelters.

The Center of Hope program provides a safe environment for survivors of violence, sexual abuse and trauma. Financial support for the Franciscan Health Michigan City Center of Hope assists in the emotional, physical and spiritual healing of those impacted by sexual and physical assault and abuse.

“We are so grateful for Kelly’s passion for our community programs and for the generous support from CAPTRUST over the years,” Franciscan Health Foundation of Northern Indiana Director of Development Debbie Tatum said. “They truly embody what it means to give back and bless others.”


Contributions to the Franciscan Health Foundation to support these and other programs can be made online. More information is available at or by calling (219) 661-3401.