Making a gift is part of the culture at St. Joseph Healthcare. Every year, we ask our community to give back in a variety of ways. Support from thoughtful donors enables St. Joseph to pursue excellence as it fulfills its mission of compassionate care. It allows us to purchase advanced equipment, implement new programs and services, support our caring staff and improve our space and facilities.
Amos and Lola Orcutt carefully planned a way to support St. Joseph Healthcare with an endowment, and Sally Sweet left a final gift. They were hoping their actions would
inspire other planned gifts and donations for the hospital they love.
Amos and Lola Orcutt are longtime supporters of St. Joseph Hospital who value the care they have received as patients and appreciate the role the hospital plays in the Greater Bangor area. In 2021, they established an endowment fund for the hospital. The funds may be used, at the discretion of the hospital president, in many ways to support the mission of the hospital. “St. Joesph makes a compelling case for our Greater Bangor community to invest in its mission by providing private support and legacy giving opportunities,” says Amos. “In creating an endowment, we gain the deepest satisfaction by ensuring the long-term growth and stability of St. Joesph.”
Sally Sweet passed away at the age of 91 on January 8, 2021. A native of Bangor, she traveled the world and had a rewarding career with the United Nations. She returned to Bangor in 1977 to be closer to her mother. A patient of St. Joseph Healthcare, she graciously included St. Joesph among three charities named in her will. Her legacy will live on through several projects we are able to complete, thanks to her $260,000 gift.
This story was featured in the 2021 Foundation Annual Report; read more.