St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds in order to help meet certain financial needs of the St. Vincent's Health Services Corporation. The Foundation's goal is to create and perpetuate financial support for programs and services on behalf of St. Vincent's historic mission to serve the poor and medically underserved populations. The growing support for St. Vincent's throughout the region is a reflection of our mission-driven programs and the quality of our services.
The Foundation seeks to minimize fund raising expenses, while at the same time maximizing financial support through effective leadership and guidance to its affiliates as well as utilizing networking by Governance, staff and volunteers. Founded in 1984, the Foundation has become a vital source of support for St. Vincent's through the establishment of endowments, trusts and other financial vehicles.
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation's Role in SWIM Across The Sound
St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound is a charitable, grass roots organization run by St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation. Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the SWIM has a unique niche, providing cancer education, screening and prevention programs at low- or no-cost for the elderly and underserved. In addition, the SWIM helps individual cancer patients on a case-by-case basis with specific needs, such as the funding of wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships and support groups. The Foundation directs and coordinates all of the operations of the SWIM, including fundraising and charity events.