Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's

With the mission to change and save lives in the Tampa Bay community, this leadership network of community-minded women invests annual membership gifts to support the health of women, children, and families at St. Joseph's Hospitals.

Membership Levels

Membership Benefits

For more information about Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's, please call Nora Gunn, Vice President, at (813) 872-0979 or email at

2024 Calendar Events for Members

Speakers Luncheon | February 8, 2024

As our annual membership drive and “friend-raising” event, members and their guests
will enjoy a seated lunch as they listen to a specially-selected prominent keynote speaker
who will discuss a variety of topics.

Backstage Pass Orientation | April 11, 2024

This social luncheon is a behind-the-scenes look at health care where new and existing
members can meet one another, learn about the year’s programs, and take a special
tour of St. Joseph’s services.

Project Selection Meeting | May 23, 2024, 11:30 AM

This is the heart of our program. Members will hear presentations from St. Joseph’s
physicians and team members on some of the most pressing medical needs of our
community. Together, the entire membership will join in deciding which program, project
or new equipment will be funded.

Celebration Meeting | October 24, 2024, 11:30 AM

After a break during the summer months, members enjoy this lunchtime event  where they have an opportunity to catch up with friends and hear directly from a patient regarding the selected projects that were funded, and how they are impacting care at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

The Impact of PWSJ

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2023 Philanthropic Grant

Complex Patients and Rehab


In 2023, the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospitals provided funding for a full-time nurse practitioner for the launch year dedicated to providing comprehensive primary care to medically complex young adults at the Plasencia Chronic Complex Clinic. Also funded were Servo-U Ventilators for St. Joseph’s Hospital-South to replace four critical care ventilators that will be coming to end of life,  a second Disinfection Robot for St. Joseph’s Hospital-North to expand service to our Labor & Delivery suites and nursery, and a Speech Therapy Training program and a FEES scope for St. Joseph’s Hospital to improve the progress and quality of life of our patients with swallowing, respiratory, and voice disorders.