Major Donors of St. Joseph's Foundation 

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has a rich 125-plus year history with benefactors at its core.

It was through generous donations that the Sisters of Mercy opened the first St. Joseph’s in a small cottage on Polk Street in1895 and built their first facility nearby later that year. A community-wide fundraising campaign—the largest in Arizona at that time—led to the opening of St. Joseph’s at its current location on Thomas Road in 1953.

Today, our benefactors touch so many areas of St. Joseph’s. They ensure that patient stays are more comfortable by providing toys to sick children and creating family-friendly rooms with the comforts of home.

They fund promising new research designed to improve patient care, and support medical education for young doctors and nurses.

They ensure that the working poor can receive care in our clinics. They help raise awareness and prevention of breast cancer through support of our breast cancer programs.

They provide a place for respite through the creation of such facilities as our beautiful healing garden and St. Joseph’s Chapel, and they honor our history through the donation of statues and icons.

On the following pages, you can read more amazing stories of our benefactors—why they chose to give and how they have supported St. Joseph’s. To learn more about how you can give, call St. Joseph’s Foundation at 602.406.1038.

The Basha Family

Traci and Kenny Brunk

Scott and Laura Eller 

Jane and Donald Fausel 

Fry's Food Stores 

Charlene Harris 

Jana and Clifford Johnson 

Neil Klein 

MICA Medical Foundation

Doris and John Norton 

Bob and Joann Olivas 

Judy and William Schubert 

Brenda and Kurt Warner