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John B. “Jack” Lally Honored by Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honors top area philanthropists
Lexington, Ky. (November 16, 2015) — Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, honored the late John B. “Jack” Lally at this year’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Lally was a foundation supporter who was passionate about improving access to pulmonary care.
“Mr. Lally always welcomed good health care dialogue and was the largest philanthropist to-date in support of Saint Joseph East,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “We enjoyed his wit and the staff here loved him equally.”
Lally’s contributions to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation are far-reaching. The John B. Lally Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Healthy Lifestyle Center was recently completed at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health. A ribbon cutting for the facility is planned for January 2016.
The annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon recognizes individuals or groups who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the community through philanthropic endeavors. Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation was among 25 organizations to honor their top philanthropists at the annual event, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Bluegrass Chapter. The event drew more than 400 people to the Marriott Griffin Gate.
The award was accepted on behalf of the Lally Family by longtime friend and business associate John Mocker. Lally passed away in June 2015.
“Jack was a true gentleman that loved his family and the beautiful bluegrass of Kentucky. He was a believer in supporting healthcare philanthropy,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for his many generous contributions that have brought wellness, healing and hope to thousands of patients and their families.”
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, 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 orwww.saintjosephfoundation.org.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.