A Letter From the Executive Director

Dear Friends of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital:

Thank you for visiting the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation’s website, to learn more about our separate 501( c)(3) organization, whose main purpose is to raise funds for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. We are grateful to each and every donor as they partner with us to make Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital the best place for our patients to receive their care, our associates to work and our physicians to practice.

The past five years have seen a dramatic increase in giving to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation. The “A Time to Build Up” capital campaign to raise $20M for the construction of the new Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital was completed in January 2013, and celebrated at the January 12th Rutherford Society Gala. In addition, we are thrilled to see that support for our ministry has increased across the board, including our new Cancer Center construction, increased nursing scholarships and education funds, the Power of Pink breast cancer initiative, Mobile Outreach Ministry and funds that help provide care to the poor through the Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Saint Louise Family Medicine Center and Dispensary of Hope.

If you have the opportunity to visit the new Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, I invite you to look around and notice the names of your friends and neighbors who have helped bring this wonderful facility to our community. What a joy to celebrate their generosity and remember those that they have chosen to honor or memorialize as we travel throughout every part of the building in our daily work.

Please know that I am always available to speak with you about individual gifts to the various Foundation funds, naming opportunities, planned giving and/or other philanthropic matters. Our goal is to perfectly match each donor to the need within our walls that touches them personally and means the most. I consider it a great privilege to work with each potential donor and to serve the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation.

Anne Davis