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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Honored Governor and Libby Jones on National Philanthropy Day - Archived

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Honored Governor and Libby Jones on National Philanthropy Day

Lexington, Ky. (Date) — Governor Brereton Jones and his wife, Libby, supporters of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, were recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Bluegrass Chapter on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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


The Brereton and Elizabeth Jones Family Foundation has provided life-saving philanthropy to the patients and families served by Saint Joseph Hospital throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

When the Saint Joseph Hospital’s Mobile Clinic needed funds to help its Sisters and care team travel to the far reaches of our state ---- to bring medical care to our most vulnerable families living in remote areas with little or no access to physicians and hospitals– without hesitation help was provided from the Jones foundation.

When Saint Joseph Martin needed digital mammography equipment in an area with one of the highest incidence rates for breast cancer--Governor Jones helped the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation raise more than $300,000 in Floyd County for the Yes, Mamm! Campaign to provide the technology. 

 “A long-time champion of the underserved the Brereton and Libby Jones have always believed in helping those less fortunate quietly and without desire for public recognition,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for their many generous contributions that have brought wellness, healing and hope to thousands in our Commonwealth,”

In addition to helping build a healthier Kentucky, the Jones’ also support education and enjoy spending time on their horse farm in Woodford County, Airdrie Stud.

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 or

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 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.



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014