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Stephen Hillenmeyer Honored by Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honors top area philanthropists

Lexington, Ky. (November 7, 2016) — The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, honored Stephen Hillenmeyer at this year’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 1. Hillenmeyer is the current board chair of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. Hillenmeyer and his family have been long-time supporters of Saint Joseph Hospital.

Hillenmeyer’s contributions and leadership to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation are far-reaching. Saint Joseph Hospital just celebrated the opening of a beautiful new Giving Garden that Hillenmeyer helped make possible.

“We are incredibly grateful for Stephen Hillenmeyer’s many generous contributions that have brought wellness, healing and hope to thousands of patients and their families,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health.

The annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon recognizes individuals or groups who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the community through philanthropic endeavors. The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation was among 25 organizations that honored their top philanthropists at the annual event, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Bluegrass Chapter. More than 400 people attended the event at the Marriott Griffin Gate.

Hillenmeyer’s sons, Chase and Seth Hillenmeyer, were on hand to celebrate the award with Foundation leaders.

Photo information

Picture 1:
Stephen Hillenmeyer, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board Chair and Honoree;  Ami Bertrand, Seth Hillenmeyer, Chase Hillenmeyer, Vitale Buford, Leslie Smart, Division Vice Present of Development; Eric Gilliam; President, Saint Joseph East; Di Boyer, Director of Major Gifts; and Tawanda Owsley, Market Director.

Picture 2:
Leslie Smart, Division Vice President of Development; Seth Hillenmeyer, Chase Hillenmeyer, Stephen Hillenmeyer, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board Chair and Honoree; Patrick Robinson from AFP Bluegrass Chapter.

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 visit

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.



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Monday, November 07, 2016