Douglas G. Smith, FAHP
Vice President, Development
We appreciate the many gifts received for these programs and would welcome your participation as well. Your support is vital to St. Joseph's ability to continue to provide A Higher Level of Care each and every day.
The Work of the Foundation
Your gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation enables the hospital system to build and modernize facilities, install the latest medical technology, maintain primary care centers to provide care to uninsured and underserved families, provide for patient comfort and care, and fund staff education to stay abreast of the newest developments in medical care and treatment.
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How to Contribute
Generations of Compassion • Healing • Innovation Capital Campaign
St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital’s facility expansion through the Generations of Compassion • Healing • Innovation Capital Campaign. We invite you to tour the Generations of Compassion • Healing • Innovation website to find out more about our efforts to meet the health care needs of the community for generations to come. To learn more, call (315) 703-2137.
Grateful Patient Program
The Grateful Patient Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is a thoughtful way that you can recognize someone for the exceptional care that you or a loved one has received. In recognizing someone who has made a difference in your life, you will also help to make the difference in the lives of others. To learn more about the Grateful Patient Program call (315) 703-2137.
The Annual Appeal provides an important and ongoing resource for hospital services. Funds from the Annual Appeal are used for a variety of programs across St. Joseph’s system. To learn more about the Annual Appeal
, call (315) 703-2137.
To make an Annual Appeal gift, fill out our pledge form
and mail your tax deductible gift to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.
Circle of Caring
St. Joseph’s Circle of Caring is a membership program for supporters of the programs and services of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. In keeping with the values of our Mission, membership levels include circles of Excellence, Compassion, Stewardship, and Service. To learn about the benefits of membership
or to join the Circle of Caring, call (315) 703-2137.
Walkways of Caring
The Walkways of Caring are scenic gardens paved with bricks generously donated by supporters of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. These beautiful courtyards and pathways offer quiet places for reflection and tranquility for patients, families and visitors. Bricks and benches carry messages of honor and celebration, remembrance and love. To learn more about your brick on the Walkways of Caring
, call (315) 703-2137.
The 1869 Society
was founded to recognize individuals who demonstrate their deep commitment to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and its mission of service through a planned gift. The generous legacy contributions from members serve as a cornerstone of the Hospital’s future by establishing a strong foundation from which many generations shall benefit.
Support Women's Services
Many of our labor and delivery patients wish to express gratitude to the compassionate staff at St. Joseph’s who helped care for them. Others want to ensure that the high level of care they received will be available to others for generations to come.
Private donations can help St. Joseph’s purchase the latest equipment, update its facilities, fund staff education programs, and perfect new treatments to help us stay at the forefront of medicine. Most of all, they help provide the best care to expectant mothers and their newborns for years to come.
Your donation to St. Joseph’s can:
- Honor a deceased loved one or a living family member or friend
- Support a specific project, area or type of technology
- Be made through a bequest in your will or other type of planned gift
If you would like more information about making a donation please contact the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation or use our pledge form to mail your donation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All gifts are greatly appreciated.
Foundation Board of Directors
- Kathryn H. Ruscitto, chairperson and president
President and CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
- Sister Mary Obrist, secretary and treasurer
Consultant, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
- Patricia Civil
Retired, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- George Deptula, Esq.
Retired, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
- Paul Hanrahan, Esq.
Attorney, Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
- Patrick O’Connor
Vice President, Kopp Billing Agency, Inc.
- David Panasci
President , DHP, Inc.
- George Schunck
President, Brown & Brown Empire State
- Alan Simons, MD
SJH Cardiology Associates
- John Zawadzki
Retired, Partners Trust Bank
St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Employer ID number is 22-2149775.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1060 E Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
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St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation paid tribute to supporters at St. Joseph’s Day Appreciation Breakfast - St. Joseph the Worker - on March 19, at The Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse. St. Joseph’s hosts the breakfast annually to recognize major supporters and advocates of the hospital.
The 23rd Annual St. Joseph the Worker Awards were presented to Housing Visions, A. John Merola, MD, and Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC.
[Photo: St. Joseph The Worker Awards 2013: (L to R) Kathryn Ruscitto, president and chief executive officer, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Thomas R. Aiello, M.D., medical director, Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC, Kenyon Craig, president, Housing Visions, and A. John Merola, M.D.]