Giving Circles

 Giving Circles are a simple and powerful philanthropic initiative that provides an opportunity for individuals to collectively support the vital mission of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.   Members of a Giving Circle share a common goal – to make a difference in the lives of our oncology patients, their families, and our community. 

Through the efforts of the Hope & Healing Campaign, Saint Francis is committed to raising more than $15 million to further the impact, innovation and expertise of this remarkable institution; ultimately offering our oncology patients the best possible chance for a cure. Our goal is to bring healing and comfort to our patients and their families. 

Giving Circles can include 10 individuals or as many as 25; with a minimum gift of $10,000.  Each Giving Circle begins at $100,000 in total but can be as much as $500,000 or more. Members of a Giving Circle combine their financial resources to have a more significant impact. Recognition of all Giving Circle Members will be displayed on a beautiful plaque within the cancer center or our newly renovated inpatient oncology pavilion.  Friends, family, neighbors and colleagues can join together to show their full support of the Hope & Healing Campaign and our community. 

For more information on how you can have a significant impact on our patients, please contact Sue Joyse, Director of Philanthropy, Saint Francis Foundation, (860) 714-1210  or

The Impact of a Giving Circle 

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Foundation board member Annie Lazarus asked her peers to consider joining her in forming a giving circle. Hosted at the home of fellow board member Andrew Crumbie, a small group of friends gathered for an informational presentation on how they can support the Hope & Healing Campaign. Durning the event one commitment was announced. Craig and Nancy Taylor signed on to join Annie's circle. Craig and Nancy have an intimate connection with Saint Francis and Cancer after losing Nancy's mother a few years ago. They shared their story amongst the group and left a lasting impression on those in attendance. To learn more about how you can host an event similar to this one please contact Sue Joyse, Director of Philanthropy, Saint Francis Foundation, (860) 714-1210  or
Andrew Crumbie opened his home in support of
Annie Lazarus' goal of starting her own giving circle.
 After announcing their commitment, Annie       embraces Nancy Taylor showing the impact a
 giving circle can have.