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Tax-Free Direct Charitable Distributions Now Available for Seniors

Individuals who are at least age 70 and a half have a new tool at their disposal to transfer up to $100,000 from traditional IRAs and rollover IRAs to qualified charities without having to pay federal income taxes on the distributions. New legislation makes it possible for individuals to leverage the ... read more

Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Saint Francis Foundation added four new members to its board of directors this year. They are: Dr. Andrew Boldrey, pediatrician; Tucker Davis, bank vice president; Barbara Mueller, RN and technology professional; and Angie Womack, real estate associate. Jimmy Wilferth, VP of Foundation and Marketing at Saint Francis Healthcare System is excited ... read more

Walmart Provides Community Grant for Pink Up™

Mike Wamble from Walmart presents Christy LeGrand a check.

The Cape Girardeau Walmart Supercenter #188 awarded a grant of $750 to Saint Francis Foundation for Pink Up™. The grant will help provide cancer screenings, including mammograms, to those who are unable to afford them. "We are thrilled that the Cape Walmart selected us as a beneficiary of a local grant," ... read more

The Friends Gala raises more than $250,000 for Saint Francis Foundation

The fourth annual Friends Gala on March 9 at Isle Casino raised more than $250,000 for the Saint Francis Foundation. The sold-out event drew nearly 400 attendees with more than 40 volunteers on hand to help. The Friends Gala attendees/volunteers pause for a photo during festivities. Contributions raised at The Friends Gala benefit ... read more

Friends Gala Raises $180,000+ for Cancer, Cardiac Funds

The Friends Gala

The Friends Gala has quickly become one of the most popular events in the Cape Girardeau area in just its second year, with this year’s sold-out edition attracting 331 guests in March at the Isle Casino Event Center. Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation staff would like to thank all of the event’s ... read more

Grace Notes Dinner Says “Thank You” to Major Donors

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 ... read more

Friends Gala Highlights March 4 Fundraising Events

March 4 will be a big day in the fight against heart disease and cancer in the Cape Girardeau area. After kicking off the day with the American Heart Association Heart Walk, an event for which Saint Francis Medical Center historically is the leading fundraiser in the region, the energy shifts ... read more

Parents With Hope Fund Has Been a Godsend for Nearly 700 Families

When Jason and Leigh Ann Siener created the Parents With Hope Fund 10 years ago, the thought of helping families of premature or critically ill newborns in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Francis Medical Center was a lofty goal with an unknown appeal to potential ... read more

Pink Up Donations Soar Past $200,000 in 2016

Thanks in part to a 32 percent increase in the number of participating businesses, total contributions for the 2016 Pink Up campaign eclipsed the $200,000 mark for the first time. Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation’s signature fundraising campaign saw a 15 percent boost in gifts to $205,866. Funds raised through Pink ... read more