St. Joseph Felician Society

Felician Society

Honoring Your Support 

We established the St. Joseph Felician Society to express our gratitude for this devoted group of donors who have remembered St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation in their estate plan.  Felician Society members share the common bond of philanthropy and vision to provide for the needs of future generations. We invite you to join this special group of compassionate St. Joseph Healthcare supporters. 


Barbara’s Story

A joyful greeting is her lasting legacy.

Carly Migliore works as a security officer at the entrance of St. Joseph Hospital. Each day, she watches patients make the walk from their cars up to the front doors, “More than verbally, you see it in their faces,” she says. “If they have any tension showing on their face when they start walking up the path and through the gardens, you can see their faces change – they start to lighten.”

“Last year’s gardens were beautiful,” remembers Carly. “This spring, some of our regular patients started asking when the flowers would be put in again. When they were, the gardeners outdid themselves. There is beauty everywhere you look. Even the islands in the parking lot have plantings. Personally, it sets the tone for my day.”

The gardens that greet our patients weren’t always so magnificent. They were made possible thanks to one person, Barbara Cassidy. Barbara passed away in 2009 and included a bequest gift to St. Joseph Healthcare in her will. She regularly gave small gifts to St. Joseph Healthcare and would have been amazed to see the huge impact her bequest gift has had for our patients, their families, and our staff!

Because of Barbara’s gift, patients can find a moment of calm as they pause to appreciate the gardens. When people come in for a routine visit, a medical procedure or to visit a loved one – they find a joyful greeting in our gardens and from our amazing staff. Barbara’s gift transformed St. Joseph Hospital. Though Barbara is missed, her memory lives on through her exceptional generosity.

Barbara Cassidy

Membership in the Legacy Society 

Demonstrate your personal compassion by remembering St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation in your will, trust, life insurance policy, charitable gift annuity or retirement plan.  No gift has a more lasting impact. An estate planned gift also offers you many potential advantages, including federal estate tax savings, the elimination or reduction of capital gains taxes, and the opportunity to increase spendable income. 

Benefits and Recognition
Knowing your gift ensures that St. Joseph Healthcare will provide excellent health care for future generations is the most rewarding benefit to you.  In addition: 

  • your gift will be publicly recognized in our annual report and on our donor wall or you may choose to remain anonymous.   
  • your gift may be eligible for a space naming opportunity. 
  • learn more about the impact of your gift with a behind-the-scenes in-person or video tour. 
  • you will receive an invitation to our annual donor stewardship event. 

Making Your Gift 
If you have already arranged for a gift in your will or another planned gift, thank you – please let us know. If you are still considering a planned gift to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that meets your goals and makes clear your intention to help. You can fill out this online form or download and mail in this form.

Contact us by phone at (207) 907-1740 on weekdays; you can also connect with us via email.

(207) 907-1000
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