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Giving Tuesday Offers a Day to Remember Why We Give

"Giving Tuesday" sounds a lot better than Black Friday, which is why organizations such as Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation highlight the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day to remember the holiday season as one of giving rather than receiving. Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving that has evolved into ... read more

Join in the Pink Tie Guy Fun

Men throughout the region enjoyed serving as Pink Tie Guys last year in helping to raise cancer awareness and funds that target prevention. With the Pink Up™ campaign right around the corner, the time is here for guys to again make a bold statement about their support of cancer prevention. Funds ... read more

23 Students Benefit from Healthcare Scholarship Program

2016 Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary are honored to assist 23 students this fall through the Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program. The $1,250 scholarships assist students who are pursuing degrees in a healthcare-related profession. Eligible students must live within the Saint Francis service area, ... read more

Your Checklist for Your Assets

The Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation team is hearing from those who attended our free planned giving seminar in May. The event really got them thinking about planning for the future protection of their assets. Some are finding that gathering information to begin the discussion is a challenging next step. Creating ... read more

Planned Giving Seminar Attendees Learned How to Get Started

Attendees at Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation’s popular planned giving seminar on May 3 gained the information they need to start conversations geared toward preparing for the future, protecting assets and leaving more for family and charitable organizations. Our expert panel included Craig M. Billmeyer, Estate Planning Attorney with Bradshaw, Steele, Cochrane, ... read more

1875 Founders Society Members Honored at Annual Grace Notes Dinner

Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation said thank you to a gathering of its most generous donors April 27. This event honored those who donate $5,000 or more in a calendar year. These donors of distinction are members of the 1875 Founders Society, named in honor of the Franciscan Sisters who established ... read more

Volunteering Brings With It a Sense of Fulfillment

Making the commitment to volunteer your time at Saint Francis Healthcare System brings benefits for you as a volunteer as well as the patients, family members, community members and employees with whom you interact. If ever there was a win-win situation, our volunteers will tell you this is it. “I volunteer ... read more

Your Generosity Helps Saint Francis Foundation Give Back

Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation is blessed to count as friends the scores of volunteers and donors who are passionate about improving the quality of life in our community. These special people play an important role in assisting patients and families who do not have access to abundant resources or ... read more

Foundation Works to Enhance Pastoral Care Offerings

With Pastoral Care’s return last fall to our Saint Francis Foundation family within Saint Francis Medical Center’s organizational structure, the time is appropriate to revitalize this important function and invigorate its role. Pastoral Care’s mission is to serve all areas of patient needs, from attending to the spiritual and palliative needs ... read more

Friends Gala Makes a Successful Debut

When members of The Friends of Saint Francis were brainstorming ideas for a signature event to kick off the year, the creation of a black-tie event emerged as an ideal alternative to the highly successful golf events for which the organization has made its mark. Perhaps only the most optimistic Friends members ... read more