Ways to Give

St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Endowments

Serving the Community Now and Into the Future


Please join us in building a strong financial foundation for the future of St. Joseph Hospital. By contributing to an already established endowment, or creating an endowment that exemplifies your values and priorities, you are ensuring that St. Joseph Hospital programs that are important to you survive well into the future.

Your endowment gift can help secure the most advanced healthcare equipment, programs, staff positions, provide expansion and upgrading of facilities, and/or promote research without compromising the values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity for each patient and family. Your generosity will ensure that individuals who live, raise families and retire in our community will have access to the highest quality of healthcare at St. Joseph Hospital throughout their lifetime and for generations to come.

Building St. Joseph Hospital's Endowment Fund - or partnering with us to build your own - will ensure that the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in providing compassionate care for members of our community in perpetuity. If St. Joseph Hospital has been an important part of your life, you can help create this same experience for future generations by including the hospital in your financial and estate plans.


What is an Endowment?

An endowment is a permanent fund established where:

  • Only investment gains are used for the specific purpose of the fund each year.
  • The principal amount remains invested for long-term growth.



Why create an Endowment?

An endowment provides a major resource for the future as an important source of funds for:

  • Maintaining and enhancing hospital programs and services;
  • Acquiring leading-edge technology and equipment;
  • Any other purpose agreed on by you and St. Joseph Hospital.



What is the impact of an Endowment?

Whether creating their own Endowment or giving to an existing one, an Endowment can help you to:

  • Achieve personal philanthropic priorities by ensuring programs important to you are enhanced and survive well into the future;
  • Serve as a permanent tribute to you and extend your values for future generations;
  • Provide lifetime income to you through a planned gift vehicle with the remainder going to St. Joseph Hosptial's Endowment;
  • Recognition for generations of thoughtful donors who have entrusted their gifts and legacies to St. Joseph Hospital, while inspiring, encouraging and creating excellence today.




Creating a Legacy of Stewardship throughout Endowments

  • Care for the Poor Endowment
  • Endowments supporting Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, etc.
  • Nursing Excellence Endowment
  • Program and Technology Endowment


For more information on how endowments help support St. Joseph Hospital, please contact the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation at 714-347-7900 or via email at foundation@stjoe.org.