1451 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington KY 40504
Contact Information
Address 1451 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 313.1705
Fax 859 313.2016
Contact Name Anna Taylor
Web and Social Media
We are dedicated to providing healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation accepts donations in the forms of check, cash, credit card, endowments, and estate giving. We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year including special events. Please contact the Foundation for details. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on the needs of CHI Saint Joseph Health's programs and services in the Lexington area.

Your contributions to the Foundation sustain and grow what has become one of the premier health care organizations in the region.

Established in 1989, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is a non-profit on a mission that raises funds to support the core values and strategic plan of Saint Joseph.

To assist the ministries of Saint Joseph, the Foundation conducts a variety of fundraising events and activities that have supported over $1.7 million to the hospitals for equipment and technology, and mission and outreach related programs.

By making a donation, you are supporting the work of an organization that is vital to the health and welfare of people in Lexington and surrounding communities.

More work is ahead, and we need your support to make it possible. Your gift to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is deeply appreciated.

Background Statement

Established in 1989, to serve our patients and families, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation staff and board members are entrusted to receive all charitable gifts to the Hospital, responsibly steward those funds, and ensure they are used in accordance with the donor’s wishes. We are a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation 501(C)(3). All contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

Annually, over $1 million is raised in Lexington from generous supporters in support of the core values and mission of Saint Joseph,Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Women’s Hospital, and the Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center that bridge the gap between medicine and compassion.

Impact Statement

Why We are Called to Serve

The pioneering spirit and unwavering focus on compassionate care that characterized the founding of Lexington first hospital by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1877 continues today. We are proud that Saint Joseph Hospital is the only Kentucky hospital to be awarded American’s 250 Best Hospitals Award from Healthgrades.

 Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East and other ambulatory and urgent care facilities in the Lexington community provide exceptional care to the patients and families we serve. 

Philanthropy plays and important role in advancing care for the patients we serve by providing critical resources for patient financial assistance, program support, capital improvement and research.

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on the needs of CHI Saint Joseph Health's programs and services in the Lexington area.

By making a donation, you are supporting the work of an organization that is vital to the health and welfare of people in Lexington and surrounding communities.

More work is ahead, and we need your support to make it possible. Your gift to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is deeply appreciated.

Needs Statement

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on several fundraising goals including embarking upon a large initiative to raise funds for the much-needed renovation of the Emergency Department (ED) which has not been updated for nearly 14 years, and the pressures daily on the front door of our hospital are great with 30,000 annual visits.  Support is critical to enable us to renovate the space, increase patient flow, decrease wait time and create a more healing environment for the patients and families we serve. The estimated cost of construction and specialized equipment needs brings the total project to nearly $5 million. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of nearly 30,000 patients annually. Other significant requests and needs we receive daily include patient financial assistance, providing a mammogram, gas cards for transportation and nutritional supplements for our cancer patients, or helping to offset the cost of burial for infants. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

Every day I have the privilege to witness human kindness. Our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, began this mission to provide compassionate care to our community including the poor and underserved, and is it a tradition still carried out today.


The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation staff supports the clinical care teams that literally save lives and provide a healing touch with compassionate care every day. We are blessed and grateful to provide philanthropic support to advance their work because of the generosity of donors who want to make a difference. 


Today’s healthcare environment is challenging and without the community’s support we couldn’t carry forward our focus on building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen—both inside our hospitals and out in the community. 

Initiatives that focus on violence prevention in our schools, providing community health workers at our facilities, supporting cancer patients by providing comfort, or helping a family heal after an infant loss happens because of your gifts.

We are grateful for your willingness to help those in need, and your gift enables us to make a difference.

With gratitude,

Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE

President, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

Board Chair Statement

My family has been a dedicated and grateful patient family to Saint Joseph for three generations, and we are the better for it. We believe strongly in the mission of this hospital and the care they provide for good reason. My parents both experienced life-saving surgeries at Saint Joseph Hospital because of talented surgeons, nurses, caregivers and a supporting staff.


My sister, Julia and I were fortunate to have parents that taught us important life lessons on selfless generosity and genuine hospitality.   Both depression babies, they learned the hard way the importance of stewardship at an early age and were true examples of service before self.


I’m honored today to serve as Chairman of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and my sister, Julia, serves as a member of the Patient Advisory Council working as an advocate on behalf of patients and families.


Last October our family cut the ribbon on a much-needed newly renovated second floor waiting room at Saint Joseph Hospital, in honor of our parents, Bob and the late Bonnie Hall. We were grateful to have the resources to help create a comforting and hospitable space for the families waiting for their loved ones, just as our family and friends have gathered more times than we can count. 


The new waiting room was also a tribute to my mother, who passed away two years ago this month.  All who were ever fortunate enough to be the beneficiary of Miss Bonnie’s hospitality know it was legendary and likely to never be matched. Mom’s hospitality was not just about showing her guests a good time, but it was about much more. It was about adding water to the soup when someone was hungry. It was about providing a warm bed and a hug for someone who was cold, and most importantly, it was about sharing and teaching us all that our resources are only on loan and meant to be shared with others.

You have an opportunity through the Giving Good Challenge to make an impact, and I hope you will join me and my family in doing so and help others in need.  



Lee Hall

Chairman, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related / Roman Catholic
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Patient & Family Support
Geographic Areas Served
CHI Saint Joseph Health has facilities in the following locations: Lexington, Jessamine County, Mount Sterling, Berea, London, and Bardstown. Service areas include these cities/counties and surrounding cities/counties. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Lee C. Hall
Company Affiliation Hallway Feeds
Term July 2019 to Apr
Board Members
Judy AlbrechtCommunity VolunteerVoting
Kathy ArmsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Diane CashenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Tracy Colon SecretaryCommunity VolunteerVoting
Larry Cowgill TreasurerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Judy CumminsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Eric GilliamPresidentVoting
Lee C. Hall ChairCommunity VolunteerVoting
Laura HaydenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jay E. Ingle Vice ChairCommunity VolunteerVoting
Missy LangeCommunity VolunteerVoting
Clint LongCommunity VolunteerVoting
Daryl K. LoveCommunity VolunteerVoting
Leslie SmartPresident of FoundationVoting
Bruce TassinPresidentVoting
Alan VanArsdallCommunity VolunteerVoting
Teresa WallenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Julie WhitmanCommunity VolunteerVoting
Gregory S. YearyCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. Jay E. Ingle
Company Affiliation Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Term July to Apr
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Leslie Smart
Term Start Aug 2015
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Development Specialist
Title Development Specialist
Title Market Director of Annual Giving
Title Director of Proposal Development
Title Director of Philanthropy
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments


Description Provides capital, technological and educational needs including the Transitional Care Clinic, Continuing Care Hospital, Saint Joseph Cancer Center, Saint Joseph Heart Institute and Women and Children’s services.  Immediate needs include adding therapeutic Kentucky art as considerable research shows art is not only aesthetically pleasing but it also improves patient moods, helps shorten the length of stay, and assists the healing process at a quicker pace. A serious diagnosis often leaves patients feeling lost, sad, depressed and full of emotions they need to express. With these emotions in mind, art can provide a creative outlet for patients to share their emotions. We value art as treating the mind, body and spirit.


Free Mammograms: ‘Yes, Mamm!’

If the walls of our CHI Saint Joseph Health mammography locations could talk, they would tell stories of fear and relief, heartbreak and courage, faith and healing.

Stories told from grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, daughters, neighbors, colleagues and friends.

“Yes, Mamm!” began as a need the Foundation identified seven years ago. Underserved men and women were foregoing mammography due to financial pressures. The Foundation put together a funding plan to connect donors, grants, and cancer related organizations collaborate and work together. In all over $630,000 has been raised and as a result of the popularity of Yes, Mamm! funds will be exhausted before all the people that need our help can be served.

 Over 570 Kentucky women will die of invasive breast cancer this year. Thanks to our pink partners such as Kentucky CancerLink and Lexington Cancer Foundation and generous donors assistance is available for screenings regardless of ability to pay.

Dr. Kimberly Stigers, Radiologist at the Saint Joseph Breast Center has personally witnessed the impact this funding has provided her patients. ‘Yes, Mamm!’ has helped us develop a seamless way we can help patients and families maneuver through the breast screening, diagnosis and treatment plan process. We are grateful and happy to serve all patients with the best care possible and this funding has and will continue to save many lives.”

Breast cancer is non-discriminating. It has hit close to home with many members of the CHI Saint Joseph Health family personally affected.


Category Health Care, General/Other

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program began in 2001 to assist employees further their education and serve the mission of Saint Joseph.  Since inception, the program has provided over $442,000 in scholarships to nearly 200 Saint Joseph employees.

Description The Employee Financial Assistance Fund provides financial assistance up to $1,000 for employees who have fallen on hard times. Examples of those we have helped include a flooded home - assistance in finding temporary housing, lost jobs - assistance in paying electric bills, and unforeseen illnesses - assistance in paying for medication. The Employee Financial Assistance Fund is one of our most prized programs as we cherish being able to give back to those who do so much for our organization. 
Program Short Term Success loyee Fin
Examples of Program Success Emp
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2012
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is a member of  CHI Saint Joseph Health whose primary purpose is to raise and administer 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 primary goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need. We are, however, funded solely by the generous contributions of those wishing to assist our efforts.   For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or visit
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation also provides support and oversight to Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation in Mount Sterling, KY; Saint Joseph London Foundation in London, KY; Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation in Bardstown, KY; and Saint Joseph Berea Foundation in Berea, KY.  Each of the foundations maintains separate 501(c)3 status, separate boards, director's and investments.  All funds raised locally remain with the respective foundation.
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2019
Commerce Lexington2019
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2019
Rotary Club of Lexington2020
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $1,750,000.00
Projected Expenses $438,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$978,307$1,184,693$791,469
Total Expenses$1,885,739$1,068,389$996,293
Revenue Less Expenses($907,432)$116,304($204,824)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$19,445$44,581$20,000
Individual Contributions$477,460$582,760$408,409
Investment Income, Net of Losses$118,367$114,518$86,461
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$89,099$149,563$100,172
Revenue In-Kind$0--$21,251
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,632,433$754,677$705,082
Administration Expense$92,467$141,600$113,846
Fundraising Expense$160,839$172,112$177,365
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.521.110.79
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%71%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$6,860,291$7,657,777$6,959,081
Current Assets$412,429$1,381,881$1,713,340
Long-Term Liabilities$18,994$121,196$111,702
Current Liabilities$239,684$275,529$122,568
Total Net Assets$6,601,613$7,261,052$6,724,811
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address 1451 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Primary Phone 859 313.1705
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Leslie Smart
Board Chair Mr. Lee C. Hall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hallway Feeds