Giving to Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing


"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin


We invite you to invest in Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

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Nursing education faces reduced funds, faculty shortage, and diminishing clinical sites. The decreased supply of nurses is coupled with an increased demand due to needs of the aging population, consumer expectations for qualified caregivers in all settings, technological advances in treatment, increased patient acuity, and new nursing roles.

The shortage will be longer and more severe than other shortages due to an aging nursing workforce. It is critical that we provide leadership for accessible, efficient, high quality nursing education and work at the national and state level to be part of the solution.


Giving Opportunities

  •     Annual Giving, Unrestricted
  •     Building and Renovation Fund
  •     Endowments
  •     Scholarships
  •     Technology/equipment

Ways to Make a Gift
Download the complete guide of Ways to Give to OSF Saint Francis Foundation.

All funds are held by the OSF Saint Francis Medical Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise and manage funds for the benefit of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Illinois.

Making the Difference
For those making an annual gift, the College of Nursing recognizes donors in the following giving categories:

  • Golden Lamp: $1,000
  • White Circle: $500 - $999
  • St. Francis Cross: $250 - $499
  • Blue & Gold Club: $100 - $249

The above donors will be recognized annually in the annual report and summer newsletter.

In addition, OSF Saint Francis Foundation recognizes donors of $1,000 or more annually and cumulative giving of $2,500 or more. Read more about the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation-wide recognition.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my support important?

Your support enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber of faculty, students and programming through student scholarships, resources for bringing cutting edge advances that expose our students and faculty to the field's leading scholars. Help us to continue providing the quality of education expected of a nationally recognized institution serving the best and brightest minds of the state of Illinois.

Why is unrestricted giving important?

An unrestricted gift is simply a gift with no restrictions from the donor on how it is to be used. Such gifts allow the President flexibility in determining how to use funding where it can have the greatest impact, address priorities and bring immediate benefits to the College as a whole by supporting:

  • Student scholarships
  • Program initiatives
  • Classrooms and facilities
  • Faculty and curricular development
  • Faculty recruitment

How can I double or even triple my gift?
Hundreds of companies, large, small, local or national, match their employee's charitable donations. You can check with your - or your spouse's - Human Resources Department to find out if the company matches gifts. This is a great way to increase your gift to the College.

How will my gift be recognized?
The College of Nursing donors will be acknowledged in the Annual Report. Donors of $1,000 or more annually are enrolled in the St. Francis Society and lifetime cumulative giving is recognized on the donor wall in the Medical Center. Learn More about donor recognition.

Can I support a specific program?
Absolutely! To help departments and programs meet their most pressing needs, many alumni and friends choose to designate a gift to an established, specialized fund through the Nursing Annual Appeal. Gifts can be designated to any fund:

Unrestricted Funds

Sister Ludgera Fund

Restricted Funds

College of Nursing Building Fund
Sharon Foss Education Fund

Scholarships and Awards

Miriam and Earl Swords Scholarship Fund
Terri O'Hern-Render and Mary Jane O'Hern Scholarship Fund
College of Nursing Scholarship Fund
Brian Alexander Scholarship Endowment
Carol & Philip Graves Scholarship Endowment
Angela Hank Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Scholarship


How to Give a Gift

Gift forms may be mailed to:

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL  61637

Gift forms may be faxed to:


Gifts may be phoned in to:


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For any additional questions or concerns call or e-mail:

Curt LeRoy
Senior Major Gift Officer
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation
530 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL 61637
Phone: 309-566-5667

Dr. Jan Boundy
Dean of Graduate Program
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf St.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-655-2230

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