Saint Vincent Foundation Opportunities for Giving

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The Saint Vincent Foundation, created in 1989, is the fund-raising and endowment arm of Saint Vincent Health System. The foundation is dedicated to ensuring available funding for the health system's immediate, most pressing needs and to building an endowment to assure the continuation of the Saint Vincent health care ministry for generations to come.

Philanthropy has become increasingly important in today's health care environment, in which operating revenues alone are insufficient to fund all programs, medical technology and capital improvements.

The foundation's funds are held in trust by independent financial institutions. Working closely with Saint Vincent's chief financial officer and the foundation board, these trust officers invest in prudent investment vehicles offered by other Pennsylvania financial institutions and investment managers.

The foundation's professional staff is assisted by a diverse group of community leaders who serve on the foundation's board of directors. Working hand-in-hand with Saint Vincent's senior leadership, they oversee grant-making and help set strategic direction for Saint Vincent's philanthropic initiatives.

Gifts to the Foundation

Gifts to the foundation can be outright contributions or deferred gifts. The importance of unrestricted charitable support cannot be overstated. These donations allow Saint Vincent to allocate monies when and where they are needed most — to meet unforeseen emergencies, provide timely support for programs or equipment, or to cover services for indigent patients. Consider a gift in support of the Saint Vincent Foundation. You can designate your gift to:

Unrestricted Fund
Donations will benefit services or programs at Saint Vincent that support patient care, medical technology and education.

Field of Interest Funds
Donations can be designated for one or more of the following areas:

Children's Miracle Network. In 1986, Saint Vincent was given the honor of being selected to join the more than 170 hospitals participating in Children's Miracle Network.

Memorial/Tribute Program. Making a contribution to the Saint Vincent Foundation is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to friends and family.

Healthy Tomorrow Endowment. Gifts to this or other endowed Saint Vincent funds help ensure the continuation of the Saint Vincent health care ministry.

Contributions or deferred gifts are a thoughtful way to congratulate or honor friends and family or remember a loved one who has passed away.