Giving Back: Amazing Donors

Our donors never cease to amaze us with the generous, interesting and inventive ways they support St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Because grateful St. Joseph's patients often become amazing St. Joseph's donors, many of these individuals were treated at St. Joseph's, or have a close relationship with someone who was. You can read some of their stories here, or check the St. Joseph's magazine archives for past stories.

Know someone you think should be featured? Please don't hestiate to pass their story on by emailing us or calling the foundation communications department at 602.406.1038.

Yvonne and Kent CrudupYvonne and Kent Crudup

Kent Crudup nearly lost his life to an incurable lung disease, but he's back to adventuring the world with his wife, Yvonne, thanks to a lung transplant at Norton Thoracic Institute. He's also giving back for the excellent care received.


Patty Pinson, donorPatty Pinson

St. Joseph’s Foundation warmly acknowledges the generosity of the late Patty Pinson, who has left a bequest to benefit nurses following in her footsteps at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. 



Sue Lindmeier and Dr. HashimiSusan Lindmeier

Susan Lindmeier’s friends and family wanted to throw her a birthday party, and though she was reluctant, she agreed to the celebration, with the condition that instead of gifts her guests make donations to St. Joseph’s. 


Bill Taylor and Sue Patterson

Bill Taylor and his wife, Sue Patterson, share a strong religious conviction that helps them weather the storms in life. But when Bill became mysteriously ill with a life-threatening condition that left him unable to breathe without medical intervention, it became harder for the couple to find a silver lining. 


Irene Quinn

At St. Joseph's, volunteer like Irene Quinn play an important part in the hospital’s healing ministry, assisting staff and providing that personal touch to patients. 


Marilyn Zipprich

Valley Realtor has called upon the patron saint of home and family many times and feels her prayers have always been heard. In return, she has pledged to donate a portion of each home's sale proceeds to St. Joseph's Foundation.