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St. Joseph Hospital Foundation

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

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Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Man standing on a beach at sunset

St. Joseph Hospital Foundation

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


St. Joseph Hospital Foundation is dedicated to the philanthropic support of St. Joseph Hospital. Founded in 1970, the Foundation provides support through the development of charitable contributions as well as through creating community awareness of and involvement in the hospital.

A Board of Directors, comprised of community, corporate, hospital, civic leaders, and a Sister of Orange, administers the Foundation. Additional volunteers serve on various committees that organize and conduct fund-raising activities on behalf of the hospital.

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How you can help

Friends of St. Joseph Hospital have many options to help us continue our mission of providing exceptional care to our community:

  • Outright gift via cash, check or credit card
  • Pledge paid over time
  • Direct debit of funds from your checking account to fulfill a pledge
  • Tribute gift (to honor a loved one, favorite physician or nurse)
  • Foundation event tickets, tables or underwriting (such as the Golf Tournament, Celebration and Fashion Show)
  • Memorial gift (gifts of $1,000 and above are recognized on the Memorial Wall. View a brochure here.)
  • Gifts of appreciated assets such as securities or real estate
  • Naming St. Joseph Hospital in a will, living trust or estate plans
  • Creating a charitable gift annuity, charitable trust or other tax-advantaged gift arrangements
  • Purchase a tile for the Baby Wall to recognize a new addition to your family. View a brochure here.
  • IRA rollover to St. Joseph Hospital: Gifts of a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA

See examples of how your gift makes an impact.

Make an impact

To learn more about how you can make an impact in your community, please contact the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

Phone: 714-347-7900

St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
1100 W Stewart Dr.
Orange, CA 92868

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This year, St. Joseph Hospital supporters celebrate a number of exciting events. These caring men and women from all walks of life come together to further extend the healing mission of St. Joseph Hospital -- a mission that ultimately improves the community's health and medical resources.

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St. Joseph Hospital has launched Innovating for a Healthier Community, a $75M comprehensive multiyear campaign. Philanthropic support will provide funds for innovative technology and growth of key programs. With your help we can grow the "margin of excellence" at St. Joseph Hospital.

Please see our campaign priorities below to learn more about the services you can make a double impact on by supporting St. Joseph Hospital.

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2015 - 2020 Priorities

  • Behavioral Health Services

    Making good on its commitment to provide the best in caring for body, mind and spirit for our community, St. Joseph Hospital is a longtime leader in neuro-psychiatric and substance use disorders treatment in our Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. The new behavioral health expansion project is the first behavioral health facility renovation in several decades that will increase the number of inpatient behavioral health beds and eliminate all 4-bed wards. Patient satisfaction, and in turn their openness to treatment, will be significantly improved.

    Philanthropic Goal: $2M

  • Emergency Care Center (Phase 2)

    The Emergency Care Center is the site of upwards of 82,000 patient visits annually and is undergoing extensive renovations to improve privacy and convenience and reduce wait times. Patient needs will be seamlessly meshed with appropriate medical resources to provide the right care, in just the right amount, for the right needs, at the right time.

    Philanthropic Goal: $4.1M

  • Nursing Excellence and Endowment

    Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital are among the finest in the nation, earning the prestigious Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Nursing Excellence fund, which will also include an endowment component, provides resources to further develop clinical expertise, acquire new technology, improve patient safety, and support research to enhance each patient's experience of care.

    Philanthropic Goal: $5M

  • Cancer Care

    The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment is moving care forward across several all-important fronts.

    PET/CT Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography

    The next generation PET/CT scanner, one of only two scanners like it anywhere in the United States, will furnish unmatched imaging detail.

    Philanthropic Goal: $4M

    3-Dimensional Tomosynthesis Mammography

    Another notable new detection development is 3-dimensional tomosynthesis mammography, also available at a select number of hospitals.

    Philanthropic Goal: $750,000

    Linear Accelerator

    Cancer Treatment will be strengthened with a new linear accelerator that will target radiation therapy with pinpoint accuracy.

    Philanthropic Goal: $3M

    Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

    Introduced to Orange County by St. Joseph Hospital cancer physicians, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy treatment provides a single dose of radiation immediately after lumpectomy procedures, eliminating the need for weeks of daily radiation sessions.

    Philanthropic Goal: $3M

    Cancer Navigators

    During every phase of cancer treatment, highly skilled and empathetic cancer navigators coordinate the many components of care and offer solace and support.

    Philanthropic Goal: $4M

    Cancer Research

    Easing access to clinical trials for patients, The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment converts relevant research into effective outcomes.

    Philanthropic Goal: $4M

  • Structural Heart Disease Program

    The new Structural Heart Disease Program will concentrate on correcting physical flaws of the heart, mobilizing sophisticated 3-dimensional computer guided imaging linked with catheter technology. Procedures once requiring major surgery followed by weeks of recovery can be successfully performed minimally-invasive.

    Philanthropic Goal: $1.2M

  • Advanced Imaging

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the mainstays of modern health care, a go-to diagnostic tool. Always at the forefront, St. Joseph Hospital is planning to acquire a new 3T MRI, featuring twice the imaging power of typical hospital MRI units.

    Philanthropic Goal: $2.5M

  • Care for the Poor Endowment (Phase 2)

    The Care for the Poor program helps to improve the health of hard-working families who are struggling financially. The Care for the Poor Endowment will help to sustain the clinic programs in perpetuity.

    Philanthropic Goal: $2.5M

  • Mother-Baby Assessment Center

    Every baby deserves a healthy happy start in life, and with 5,000 babies born at St. Joseph Hospital each year, we offer the best family-centered care. A key component of our Maternity Program is the Mother-Baby Assessment center, where we provide follow-up care by a registered nurse certified in lactation consulting to ensure both mother and baby are transitioning well and supporting a healthy start for the newborn.

    Philanthropic Goal: $800,000

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab

    St. Joseph Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab currently fulfills requirements to treat patients with structural heart disease and other complex cases. Upgrading our cardiac cath lab with advanced 3D imaging and positioning technology will allow us the flexibility and support to perform a broader range of new therapeutic cardiovascular procedures such as aortic valve replacements, mitral valve repairs and others.

    Philanthropic Goal: $1.5M

  • Emerging Priorities

    Innovating for a Healthier Community will adapt to the changing health care landscape by funding emerging priorities in critical areas. Philanthropic generosity is nothing less than the inspiration for innovating. Your support will truly make a difference to nearly every patient at St. Joseph Hospital. Cancer care or heart care, nursing excellence or advanced imaging, Emergency Care Center or Care for the Poor, your gift will matter to thousands of people for years to come.

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Your planned gift is a lasting investment in our future. Learn how to give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits.

Learn more about planned giving

Corporate Partners is a select group of corporations and businesses committed to providing support to St. Joseph Hospital through their annual contributions of $10,000 or more. For more information on the various giving levels within Corporate Partners, and the benefits for each level, please see our Benefits Grid.

St. Joseph Hospital is pleased to acknowledge the following corporations and corporate foundations that have provided annual contributions in support of our programs and services to create a healthier community:

  • Our Corporations and Corporate Partners

Building a culture of philanthropy

Every gift, no matter how large or small, is important to our success at St. Joseph Hospital. By becoming an Employee Partner, you will help St. Joseph Hospital continue its mission to improve the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.

There are many ways to give:

  • Sign up for a 30/60/90 pledge and give 30, 60, or 90 minutes worth of pay each pay period. Your gift is deducted from your paycheck for three years. Download a support form.
  • Make a one-time gift to a hospital program for your choice. Gifts can be made via cash, check, or credit card. Make an online credit card donation today.
  • Make a one-time gift via payroll deduction (minimum $5) via the support form.

Employees who are currently paying on a pledge will receive their Employee Partners badge in the mail. If you do not receive your badge, please contact the Foundation at 714-347-7900 or

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I become an Employee Partner?
    Employee participation in the campaign – regardless of the size of your gift – shows the community that the hospital is supported by individuals who know it best, it’s very own family. Employees also provide much needed support for capital, facilities, and programs.
  • I think my pledge is expiring. Do I need to sign up again?
    If your pledge is expiring and you would like to continue your support, please fill out another support form and return it to your department representative or to the Foundation. If you have any questions about your pledge, please contact Laura Paulsen in the Foundation office at 714-347-7900 or email us at
  • What are the benefits of becoming an Employee Partner?
    Employees who give through the 30/60/90 Plan, My Plan, or make a one time gift will be recognized on the Employee Partners plaque located on the wall in the gift shop lobby. Beyond name recognition, Employee Partners get the satisfaction of knowing they are furthering St. Joseph Hospital’s Culture of Philanthropy.
  • What is the 30/60/90 Plan?
    Each pay-period, the equivalent of 30, 60 or 90 minutes of pay will be donated out of your paycheck to the fund you selected. Deductions continue for three years (78 pay periods) unless stopped by the employee. The amount of your deduction does not increase with promotions or merit increases and all information on the pledge form is confidential.
  • Can I contribute a particular dollar amount rather than a 30/60/90 equivalent?
    Yes. On your pledge form, designate the amount you would like to contribute from each paycheck on the My Plan line. The minimum amount that can be processed each pay period is $5.
  • Can I make a one-time contribution?
    Yes! One-time gifts are appreciated. The minimum gift for payroll deduction is $5. Any size gift can be accepted by check or credit card.
  • Are gifts tax-deductible?
    Yes, if you itemize your deductions on your income tax return, all contributions to non-profit organizations are deductible to the extent provided by law.
  • Can I change my pledge if my financial circumstances change?
    Yes. Call the Foundation at 714-347-7900 and request any changes necessary. If you retire or leave the hospital, your pledge is terminated upon your departure.
  • What if I can’t give at this time?
    Please know that as an employee you are greatly appreciated, whether or not you become an Employee Partner at this time. If you would like to become an Employee Partner at a future time, please call or email the Foundation.

The St. Joseph Hospital Foundation greatly appreciates the support we receive from our donors. We have a variety of recognition and naming opportunities to appropriately recognize donors for their gifts.

  • Annual gifts of $1,000 and above are prominently recognized by the hospital through membership in Presidential Partners.
  • Cumulative gifts of $10,000 and above are recognized on the Main Donor Wall of Honor.
  • Those who have included St. Joseph Hospital Foundation in their Estate Plans or have created a planned gift are recognized by membership in the Sister Frances Dunn Legacy Society.
  • Gifts of $25,000 or more are recognized with a permanent naming opportunity in the hospital.
  • Gifts of $10,000 or more to areas such as The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment or Heart and Vascular Center receive tiles on special displays in each center.
  • Recognition in The Monitor, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation newsletter.

The St. Joseph Hospital Main Donor Wall of Honor recognizes the countless individuals, corporations and foundations who generously support the hospital.

SJO Main Donor Wall

The St. Joseph Hospital Heart Center Wall.

Heart Center Wall

St. Joseph Hospital's Baby Hall of Fame in the Mother-Baby Center.

Baby Hall of Fame

Presidential Partners

Presidential Partners

Through Presidential Partners, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation thanks its dedicated supporters and keeps them informed about the latest news and events at the hospital.

Presidential Partners is a society of friends providing exceptional leadership in support of the programs and services of St. Joseph Hospital through their annual contributions of $500 or more.

View more information on the various giving levels within Presidential Partners, and the benefits for each level.

Each year, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation awards scholarships to its caregivers. These scholarships are made possible through generous gifts made to the Foundation. The scholarships are given to individuals who are pursuing an educational goal at an accredited institution.

To learn more about how gifts towards scholarships support St. Joseph Hospital, please contact the Foundation at 714-347-7900 or

Sr. Frances Dunn Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to caregivers working on certificates, degrees, or coursework leading to licensure for healthcare-related careers. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹.

Alice Paone, RN Nursing Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to individuals working on professional advancement in nursing. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹, volunteers, and their children².Thomas Dorsey, MD

Cardiovascular Services Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to individuals working on professional advancement in cardiovascular or radiographic careers. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital catheterization lab nurses and technicians¹, volunteers, their children, and members of the general community.²,³

Dominick Gentile, MD Renal Services Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to caregivers working on professional advancement in renal services. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital Renal Center, Renal Department nurses, and technicians¹.

Madeline Colette Seeds, RN Advance Practice Nursing Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to caregivers working on academic achievement from the R.N./B.S.N to the M.S.N. level. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees.¹

Administrative Leadership Scholarship

The first scholarship honors Larry K. Ainsworth's 16 years of successful management of St. Joseph Hospital. It provides financial assistance to caregivers working towards health-care or health-business related degrees, specifically those fields in which St. Joseph Hospital has a vested interest. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹.

The second scholarship honors Steven C. Moreau's dedication not only to St. Joseph Hospital but also to his inspirational leadership in Hospital Mission work. It provides financial assistance to caregivers pursuing medical mission work. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹ and accredited medical staff.

Irene Morris Miller, RN Scholarship Fund in Memory of Ron Miller, MD

Provides financial assistance to parents working on professional advancement in nursing. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹, volunteers, and their children.

Rina Santora, RN Memorial Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to caregivers early in their nursing careers, working on certificates, degrees, or coursework leading to licensure. Eligibility: St. Joseph Hospital employees¹.

1. St. Joseph Hospital employees who have met the equivalent of one full year of service, on either a part-time or full-time basis.

2. There is no assumed employment obligation attached to this scholarship for non-employees.

3. Members of the general community must have a St. Joseph Hospital caregiver sponsor.

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