Impact of Your Gift

Your generosity is the cornerstone that fulfills our mission. It empowers us to push the boundaries of medicine, extend our reach of care and cultivate a strong healthcare legacy to benefit countless lives now and in the future.

Fueling Progress in Healthcare, Right Here

St. Elizabeth Foundation has a legacy rich in generosity, marked by surpassing $100 million in donations over three decades. This remarkable achievement reflects our community’s deep commitment to elevating healthcare and improving lives across Northern Kentucky and beyond. With your support, we’re transforming care and touching lives.

Milestones of Generosity

Your contributions have fueled momentous growth and enabled significant healthcare advancements. From establishing the Cancer Center to expanding the Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute, every donation plays a part in our mission to deliver exceptional care – right here. And each step forward is a testament to our shared commitment to healthcare excellence. Indeed, your giving knows no bounds.

Through the Years

Foundation Milestone Timeline





1990 – 1991: St. Elizabeth Foundation forms with six committees; Merwin Grayson, Jr. named first Chair of Foundation. Mr. Grayson serves as Foundation chair until 2000.

1990: Vision Campaign, an associate-driven campaign, launches to support growing health needs of the community and unexpected needs of colleagues; $100,000 raised.

1992: Samaritan Society forms, consisting of donors who pledge a minimum of $10,000 to
St. Elizabeth Healthcare over 10 years.

1992: Foundation launches first major hospital fundraising initiative, raising $2.4 million for the Ambulatory Care Building project.


1993: Louis R. Putnam Scholarship created for employees of St. Elizabeth.

1996: Samaritan Society
reaches $1 million milestone; Vision Campaign marks
$500,000 milestone.

1997: $1.5 million gift from Dr. E. Kenneth Hatton, in memory of his wife for the Esther Marie Hatton Cancer Center, largest gift to date.

1999: Groundbreaking of Esther Marie Hatton Cancer Care Center at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.


2005: Fischer Homes Breast Center opens.

2007: Grand Opening of The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Jr./US Bank Foundation Hospice Center; $6 million raised.

2008: Cardiovascular Outreach Van generously funded by Employee Vision Campaign and Trust Financial Corporation, (formerly Bank of Kentucky.)

2009: DBL Law pledges $620,000 toward first da Vinci Surgical System for St. Elizabeth.

2009: $10,500 raised during the first year for oncology chairs at the Grant County facility.


2010: Fifth Third Bank donation
assists in purchase of second
da Vinci Surgical System for St. Elizabeth with major donation.

2010: Dr. John Holmes donates $300,000 to kick off Heart & Vascular Campaign.

2011: St. Elizabeth Healthcare celebrates 150th Anniversary;
Gala raises more than $150,000.

2013: Bill Butler donates $1 million to Heart & Vascular Institute.

2014: Young Patron’s Guild forms to raise $20,000 annually.

2015: Heart & Vascular Institute opens with $15 million raised and My Heart Rocks program created.

2018: Groundbreaking of St. Elizabeth Cancer Center.

2019: dōTERRA donates $5 million gift for Center for Integrative Oncology.


2020: Cancer Center Grand Opening; $35 million in gifts and pledges. Community Campaign launched with matching gifts up to $1,000,000 from Central Bank.

2020: COVID Relief Fund established for associates and patients in need.

2020: Transitioned Highpoint Health Foundation into St. Elizabeth Foundation.

2020: Vision Campaign supporting Vaping Education & Scholarships marks new milestone raising $2.1 million and 80% participation by
St. Elizabeth associates.

2021: $7 million donation from William J. Yung III for the Heart & Vascular Institute, the largest to date. The Center named after Yung’s mother and is now called the Florence Wormald Heart
& Vascular Institute.

2021: Golf Classic and Golf ParTee raises record $350,000.

2022: Launched “Healers Among Us” program to give patients and community members an opportunity to show their appreciation and gratitude to
St. Elizabeth healthcare providers and associates.

Your Gifts in Action

The support we receive from donors like you transforms the care we are able to offer our community. Every gift makes a difference and enables us to:

Your Gifts Make a Difference: Thank You

We thank you, our donors, for your unwavering commitment. Your generosity allows us to transform healthcare today and sow the seeds for a healthier tomorrow. Thank you for being an essential part of our story and helping us write a future of hope and healing.

We invite you to continue this journey with us. Your gift can make a lasting impact on healthcare in our region. Plan your gift today and join a movement that saves lives and uplifts spirits!

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