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Gift Recognition


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Philanthropic gifts of all sizes help St. Joseph Medical Center provide the best care to every patient every day and support medical innovations that benefit many individuals. We are honored to recognize St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation benefactors who belong to our recognition groups and support our mission in many ways. Through their participation, our donors take pride in the personal contribution that they have made as our partners in creating a healthier community.


Lifetime of Caring

Leadership gifts continue the remarkable philanthropic tradition that has been a part of St. Joseph Medical Center since its founding. While, St. Joe’s is honored to have the support of many donors, we are particularly blessed by those benefactors who, over the course of their lifetime, display a deep and abiding commitment to our mission and to the health of our community.

To recognize this exemplary giving, St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation established a Lifetime of Caring program. Benefactors who have cumulative giving of $50,000 or more are recognized on a Lifetime of Caring plaque, which is located next to the Neag Lobby in the Bern Medical Center.

  • Lifetime Giving Levels    Amount of Lifetime Giving
  • Visionaries in Caring     $5,000,000 and more
  • Leaders in Caring     $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
  • Investors in Caring    $500,000 – $999,999
  • Partners in Caring     $250,000 – $499,999
  • Friends in Caring     $100,000 – $249,999
  • Associates in Caring    $50,000 – $99,999

Future gifts made to St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation provide the opportunity to advance to a higher level of Lifetime Caring. We will review cumulative giving annually in July.


In Memory or In Honor

There are many occasions in life which prompt us to give. You may wish to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, holiday, or make your gift in memory of a loved one or friend. Honoring a special person in your life through a gift to the SJMC Foundation is a meaningful way of showing your respect, appreciation and love.

All memorial/honorarium gifts made in between July 1 and June 30 will be listed in the SJMC Foundation’s Annual Report for that fiscal year. Memorial gifts of $500 and more, including cumulative gifts to a single memorial, will be recognized on the Memorial Giving plaque by the Cenerazzo Chapel in the Bern Campus. In Honor gifts of $500 and more, including cumulative gifts to a single tribute, will be recognized on the Gifts & Tributes plaque by the Cenerazzo Chapel in the Bern Campus.

When making your gift, please indicate the name of the person you wish to honor and provide a mailing address as appropriate on the giving form, in a short note or in the memo portion of a check addressed to St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation. We will send notification of your generous gift to the individual or individuals memorialized or honored (gift amount is not disclosed).

Our online giving site and our downloadable donation form instructs us to notify others that you have made a gift in memory or in honor of someone.


Celebrating Life’s First Steps

One of the greatest moments in life is the birth of a child. A baby breathes new life into a family and a community. It is a magical time and a blessed time.

Families can honor this wonderful gift of life by adding their “little angel’s” footprint to our Celebrating Life’s First Steps wall in the St. Joseph’s Breidegam Family Birthing Center. For a gift of $250, the baby’s footprint, name and birth date will be displayed on a commemorative title within the Birthing Center. The family will also receive a tile of the baby’s footprint as a keepsake. Parents, grandparents, family members and friends can order additional keepsake tiles for $35 each.

To learn more about the program, download a pdf of our brochure or call the Foundation at 610-378-2477.

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