For more information, call: 573-331-5133

1875 Founders Society

In 1875, a trio of Franciscan Sisters established the first Saint Francis Hospital, helping to make Cape Girardeau, Mo., a better place to live. The Sisters rented a two-story frame house, which accommodated just 12 patients. There, they offered compassionate care and the latest in medical treatments to those in need. Today, that humble hospital has evolved to become the most progressive, trusted medical center in the region.

A group of caring and compassionate leaders is helping foster the dreams of those three Sisters – and furthering the mission and values of Saint Francis Healthcare System. TheHealthcare System strives to continually invest in new technologies and treatment options to offer area individuals and families better access to the very best healthcare available.

As part of the 1875 Founders Society, members are helping to make the Saint Francis service area a better place to live.

Through the strong support and financial contributions of the 1875 Founders Society, the Healthcare System is able to continue to offer convenient access to advanced technologies and leading-edge services – all in a compassionate environment. We invite you to become a member of the 1875 Founders Society to continue the great work of our founding Franciscan Sisters. Through your annual $5,000 contribution, you will have the opportunity to continue providing leading-edge healthcare to those in need by directing your gift to the fund of your choosing or the area of greatest need.

Be Part of Our Mission

For more information on membership in the 1875 Founders Society, please contact the Saint Francis Foundation at 573-331-5133.

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1875 Founders Society Members for 2017

New Members in 2017

1st Class TravelLiberty Utilities
Bass EnterprisesMr. Albert C. Lowes
BeltlineMorlan Chrysler
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.Alex and Meredith Ogburn
Collette Travel Service, Inc.Bart and Lorili Ozbun
Commerce BankMr. Garrett Ozbun
Mr. Jim L. CrainProcter & Gamble Paper Products Co.
Drury Southwest, Inc.Rick's Electric Incorporated
Mr. and Mrs. Walter DruschScott County R-IV School District
GFI Digital, Inc.Texas Roadhouse
GreenPages, Inc.Dr. Naomi Wahl & Dr. Samuel Rogers
Hanger Prosthetics & OrthoticsJimmy and Chrisy Wilferth
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Himmelberg

Charter Members/Lifetime Members

† Denotes Deceased
Robert J. and Betty A. BaslerDr. and Mrs. Paul C. Horn
Gordon and Ann BrookmanJim and Teresa Maurer
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DruryHarry and †Fran Rediger
Dr. Billy A.F. Hammond and Dr. Liliana VisccherMark and Barbara Thompson

Lifetime Members

† Denotes Deceased
Alamo Hotel 2012 Trust in memory of Robert A. and Anna R. DruryDori A. Lage, in memory of † Wally Lage
Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. BjelichMr. Albert C. Lowes
Frank W. Braxton, MDCheryl A. Mothes and Richard L. Hetzel
Cape Anesthesia Group, Inc.My Daddy's Cheesecake
Dr. Wendi and Dan CarnsMs. Imelda Nenninger
Jason and Lesley Coalter/The Printing Co.Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Pancoast
R. David and Gail Crader† Andrew and † Beatrice Perrin
Rusty and Marilyn CurtisDr. Joel West and Patricia Ray
Mrs. Wanda L. Drury† Mr. Gene Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Walter DruschRichardet Floor Covering
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Essner† Dr. Raymond A. Ritter Sr. and † Mrs. Lillian Ritter
Charlene G. FreemanGary and Wendy Rust/Rust Communications
Norman L. and Diana GlausMoe and Patti Sandfort
Isle Casino Cape GirardeauJason and Leigh Ann Siener
Vince and Jan Kelley/Nip Kelley Equipment Co., Inc.Dr. and Mrs. William D. Stahr
KFVS-12The Roberts Group, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul KitchenDr. Michael C. and Mary Trueblood


Tony and Debbie BalsanoRuss Mothershead Sr.
EPICMaryann Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Doug FrieseMr. and Mrs. Scott Rhodes
John Mark PhotographyMr. and Mrs. Jim W. Riley Jr.
Gerald W. & Clarice Jones/The Cash-Book JournalDr. Karlyle K. Christian-Ritter and John Ryan
Rick and Chris Kennard/Coad ChevroletRiver Eagle Distributing Co.
Kiefner Brothers, Inc.Dr. Kimberly K. and Leslie Roos
Dr. and Mrs. Richard KiesDr. and Mrs. Stanley D. Sides
Teri L. KreitzerDennis and Kathy Vollink
Macy'sRock and Judy Wilferth
Michael G. McCrateDr. Phenu Zachariah