The St. Bernards Development Foundation was established to support and enhance the mission of St. Bernards Healthcare – “to provide Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services” – through funding, volunteerism and community awareness.
The Foundation is able to accomplish its mission because hundreds of dedicated volunteers and thousands of donors believe in and live the mission of St. Bernards each and every day.
Through efforts of our volunteer organizations and under the leadership and vision of a strong Board of Directors, the Foundation is able to help St. Bernards continue to provide the highest quality community healthcare and to ensure that St. Bernards positions itself to remain the healthcare provider of choice in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.
Our volunteer organizations bring together a cross-section of community leaders who work closely with us to breathe life into the St. Bernards mission. We welcome interest in our organizations and invite anyone who wants to lend support to true community healthcare to contact us about opportunities for service.
Our volunteer organizations include:
St. Bernards Auxiliary
Established in 1963, this organization of approximately 130 men and women provides volunteers at nine stations throughout St. Bernards. Auxilians also have complete responsibility of day-to-day operations of the St. Bernards Gift Shop. Each year the Auxiliary provides tens of thousands of dollars in support the health system.
St. Bernards Advocates
This group of community leaders is dedicated to supporting the mission of St. Bernards through fundraising, education and healthcare programs that involve the community. The Advocates sponsor a unique and successful fundraising effort each year known as Triple Swing, a fun-packed three day extravaganza that starts with a casual dinner-dance on Friday evening, continues through a tennis social and a two-day golf tournament.
St. Bernards Women’s Council
This group of over 120 women was organized in 2003 to assist St. Bernards in identifying women’s and children’s health issues and to provide insight into how well St. Bernards meets those needs and how they can better meet them in the future.
Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House Volunteers
Hospice House volunteers offer support and assistance to the families of patients in the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. In addition, these dedicated volunteers answer phones, perform light clinical duties and assist the hospice house staff.
St. Bernards Foundation
Through funds raised from memorials, honorariums, legacy giving, capital campaigns and grants, the Foundation provides opportunities for area residents to make the St. Bernards mission come alive for those in need in our community.