St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation
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On February 7th, the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s kicked off another exciting year of Philanthropic Women’s activities with their Annual Luncheon.
This year, they were pleased to welcome the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies, who gave the sold-out audience at Tampa Yacht & Country Club an insider’s view of her extraordinary and deeply personal journey. Special thanks to sponsors, Clark Construction and Harvey Schonbrun, PA, for helping underwrite the keynote speaker.
In addition to Julianna’s story, the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s were proud to showcase some of their accomplishments including their ongoing support for St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.
To find out more about becoming a member click here.
In 2019 $250,000 will be available to fund Humanity Grants, a program where team members identify and submit projects to enhance the patient experience. The funding, which doubled from the previous year, is made possible through generous donations made to the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation through the Team Member Giving Campaign and philanthropic gifts made by patients and community members.
With Humanity Grants, we can support projects for equipment, comfort and care, education, and mission and bereavement. Some projects that have been funded include a Vecta Sensory Station, a device used to help calm children with sensory processing disorders (see photo), vein viewers to accurately access patient veins, red wagons for pediatric orthopedic patients, pregnancy monitors for maternal care, and golf carts for patient transportation.
On December 7th, over 700 of the most fashionable guests attended the 30th Annual Georgette’s Holiday Fashion Show benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. The record-breaking event, led by Chairs Brenda Sproat and Priscilla Castellano, netted over $200,000 for a new Breast Ultrasound that will allow us to help thousands of women in the Tampa Bay area receive the care with the best diagnostic tools available. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Avery Construction, and all the sponsors, underwriters, dancers, models, guests and supporters who helped make the event a huge success! A special thank you to Georgette’s Boutique for your support and passion for helping St. Joseph’s Hospitals community.
For more information about St. Joseph’s Annual Fashion Show, Click Here.
Bettina Carroccetto loved the beach, she loved good music, and she especially loved being a Pediatric Emergency Nurse at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. That was until a tragic car accident took her life eight years ago at just 29 years old.
Through unimaginable grief, her family recognized that Bettina’s passion for helping others must continue. Thus, The Bettina Carroccetto Memorial Fund for Nursing Excellence was established. This fund was created to provide scholarships to St. Joseph’s Hospitals aspiring nurses, and later to fund equipment that assists the nursing team in serving the critical population of the pediatric emergency department. Recently, Bettina’s brother, Alfio, hosted a fundraiser in which proceeds allowed the foundation to purchase a vein viewer for our Steinbrenner Children’s Emergency and Trauma Center. This device helps our team find optimal vein insertion sites, even for our smallest patients.
Thank you to the Carroccetto family for continuing Bettina’s legendary passion for her patients and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
Click the link below if you would like to donate or learn more about the Bettina Carroccetto Fund for Nursing Excellence.
Local Barnes and Noble bookstores are hosting a holiday book drive benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to collecting books, participants may donate toys and activities, and a percentage of all sales will be given to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
Here are ways to participate:
Join us at the South Tampa Barnes & Noble location all day on October 27th to purchase and donate in stores.
Make purchases online from October 27th to November 1st. Be sure to use the book fair ID number: 12443230 and check the box that you’re purchasing as a book fair order so that the proceeds of your purchase go to the Children’s Hospital.
Click the link below to view the selection of books to plan ahead!