An important part of receiving is the act of saying thank you. That’s what makes the annual Grace Notes dinner such an important event for Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation and Saint Francis Medical Center.
The successful event in April at Isle Casino gave us the opportunity to thank our most generous donors for their commitment to the Foundation. Their financial support plays a major role in helping us accomplish our mission to provide resources and services for patients and staff at Saint Francis Medical Center.
This year’s Grace Notes dinner featured approximately 100 donors who gave at least $5,000 during 2016, including 25 new members to receive 1875 Founders Society recognition, as well as donors who have reached a cumulative giving level of $25,000 to become life members of the 1875 Founders Society. The 1875 Founders Society is named in honor of the Franciscan Sisters who established the first Saint Francis Hospital in 1875. A full list of 1875 Founders Society members can be viewed here.
This generous group accounted for more than $1 million in donations to the Foundation last year. The Grace Notes dinner also provides an opportunity for us to report on how we are using this financial abundance and plans for the current year. Continuing partnerships with all of our donors give us the flexibility to support a wider scope of goals than ever before.
We invite you to become a member of the 1875 Founders Society and help us continue the compassionate work of our founding Sisters. To learn more about the 1875 Founders Society and other giving opportunities through Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation, please contact our office at 573-331-5133.