Since our founding in 1900 by Brother Gouverneur P. Hance, charitable contributions have been a critical cornerstone in our mission of providing comprehensive, compassionate care regardless of ability to pay.
Our residents, patients, and their family members often want to give something back in gratitude for the outstanding care currently being offered, or for quality care and personal attention received in the past. St. Barnabas Charities – the fundraising arm of St. Barnabas Health System and a 501 (c) 3 organization – offers a variety of convenient giving options.
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St. Barnabas Free Care Fund
The St. Barnabas Free Care Fund provides more than $6 million to needy patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who can not afford their care.
St. Barnabas raises money for its Free Care Fund through fundraising events and establishments such as:
Annual Fundraising Events
Golf Opens: Learn More
June 2 & September 22, 2014 | Butler Country Club
Butler Country Club, private and luscious, is uniquely available to non-members through the St. Barnabas Charitable Golf Open in June and the St. Barnabas Charities Fall Classic in September.
Fashion Gala: Learn More
October 18, 2014 | Kean Theatre
A fun-filled afternoon of unique shopping with specialty artisans and vendors, lunch and a lavish array of raffle baskets. Plus a fashion show with local celebrities modeling the latest fall fashions!
Lights of Life: Learn More
November – December
Brighten the holiday for a nursing home patient. More than 15,000 Christmas lights will illuminate the St. Barnabas Nursing Home Christmas tree. Name a light in honor, or memory, of a loved one and raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.
PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®: Learn More
November – December
Celebrating its 30th season, the annual holiday program aims to create smiles for area nursing home and assisted living patients. Help us reach our goal of raising $140,311 for patient gifts and visits for more than 14,000 patients this Christmas!
Kean Quest Talent Search: Learn More
January 26 – April 11, 2014 | Kean Theatre
This year more than 175 singing acts took to the Kean Theatre stage. Vocal winners, Gabby Barrett, Don Dressler, Nate Fessler, Keith Harker and Harrison King, were presented with the title of 2014 Kean Quest Champion, along with trophies and grand prizes.
Founder’s Day with Mike Huckabee: Learn More
May 1, 2014 | Marriott Pittsburgh North
More than 400 St. Barnabas supporters gathered for a fantastic evening of fundraising for the 114th St. Barnabas Charities Founder’s Day Celebration honoring Governor Mike Huckabee with the Hance Award.
5K Run/Walk: Learn More
August 2, 2014 | St. Barnabas Medical Center
A 3.1 mile out-and-back course with live music, raffle prizes and free food at a fabulous post-race party that’s rated the best in the ‘Burgh. Join your friends and neighbors for the fun!