Power of One Raises $208,000 for Saint Francis Foundation

The Saint Francis Foundation Power of One colleague-giving campaign exceeded its goal, raising a total of $208,000. Money raised through Power of One helps meet areas of need for patients of Saint Francis Healthcare System and their families, colleagues and the community.

“We are so very proud of the more than 500 gracious colleagues who answered the call to serve others and our community through Power of One. Together we can accomplish so much,” said Stacy Huff, Executive Director of Saint Francis Foundation.

Power of One funds are utilized in a variety of ways, including providing meals, lodging and transportation to those battling cancer and also to parents with infants in the NICU. Colleagues experiencing unexpected financial emergencies, such as a house fire, may also access resources.

Colleagues who contributed to the campaign were eligible to win prizes. The Foundation thanks area businesses who donated prizes, including Drury Southwest Signs, Inc., Horizon Screen Printing, KFVS12, Logan’s Roadhouse, Marcus Theatres, Merrill Lynch, River Radio, Spectrum Reach, Sikeston Standard Democrat, Treetop Enterprises Inc. and more.

Saint Francis Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization that supports Saint Francis Healthcare System by strengthening the institution overall and reaffirming its Mission of supporting the community and the people it serves. Formally organized in 1976, its Mission reflects the Healthcare System’s priorities through fundraising efforts that support the community. The Foundation hosts several annual events, including a golf tournament, Gala and Pink Up, and philanthropic activities such as annual appeals, memorials, endowment funds, planned giving, grants and major gifts. Through the generosity of the community, staff and volunteers, the Foundation accepts contributions each year to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, provides patient and employee assistance and creates new programs that help patients in the region.