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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Supporter RJ Corman Honored on National Philanthropy Day - Archived

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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Supporter RJ Corman Honored on National Philanthropy Day


Lexington, Ky. (November 13, 2013) — The late RJ Corman, supporter of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Bluegrass Chapter on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

With over 400 people in attendance at the Mariott Griffin Gate, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation was one of twenty organizations to honor their top philanthropists at the annual event. The program honors individuals or groups who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the community through their philanthropic endeavors. 


Corman, who passed away in August, was the largest philanthropic supporter in Saint Joseph history. Among his many contributions, RJ Corman, along with the RJ Corman Railroad Group, provided funds to establish and build Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in 2008.


This past April, Corman bestowed a generous gift to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to bring digital mammography services to Saint Joseph Jessamine. The gift, made in honor of his sister, created the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at the facility, and marked the first time mammography services had been available at the center.


“Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks nominations for these awards,” said Barry Stumbo, president and CEO, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “It was an honor for us to nominate Rick. He was a good friend, a compassionate person and most deserving of this recognition.  His generosity has impacted the health and wellbeing of countless people in our region. That is an incredible legacy.”


Corman’s sister, Sandra J. Adams and her husband Jerry, along with Corman’s daughter, April Corman Colyer, and her husband, Korey, were present to accept the honor in his memory. 


About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Health, raises and administers funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center.  One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion.  The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need and is funded solely by the generous contributions.  For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or


About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.




Pictured L to R:
Korey and April Corman Colyer  (RJ Corman's daughter and son-in-law)
Sandy and Jerry Adams (RJ Corman's  sister and brother-in-law)
Barry A. Stumbo, President and CEO, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation


Publish date: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013