The Power of Philanthropy
The continued success of this mission relies upon philanthropy. At its roots, “philanthropy” means “love of mankind.” In that regard, despite his material poverty, St. Francis was a true philanthropist. Just as he used his spiritual gifts to heal the sick, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation is a faithful steward of the gifts we receive on behalf of our hospitals.
At each of our hospitals, the Foundation development programs seek charitable contributions from their local communities to renovate and refurbish facilities, purchase new state-of-the-art medical technologies, and provide patient care and family support programs. Since 2011, the Foundation has disbursed more than $50 million to our hospitals, funds which have been used to continue the vital work that St. Francis began eight centuries ago.