Donor Stories

43 Years of Devotion to Giving Back

Stuart Crook was proud to serve the U.S. military for twenty years protecting our country. He was an E6 sergeant in the Air Force before finding his home at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Stuart always has been a natural giver, especially in the military, where he started giving back to the combined federal funding campaign. He…

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A Ray of Sunshine Shines Light on the Art of Giving Back

Raymond Rouch has been a Team Member of the St. Joseph Hospital for more than a quarter of a century. He is stationed at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a facilities coordinator. He observes the compassionate care every day that St. Joe’s prides itself on upholding. Raymond’s perception of St. Joe’s, however, goes much deeper than…

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Aubrey Gifts of Hope

When her granddaughter was undergoing cancer treatment at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital last year, Renee Payne was part of around-the-clock team of family and friends who made sure Aubrey never spent a moment alone during the week she was there. “It was devastating to see Aubrey in that hospital bed. One minute she was a…

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Dunkin Shines Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Event A Sweet Success for St. Joe’s

According to the American Cancer Society, about 10,500 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – and childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. The good news is because of advancements in treatment, 84% of children with cancer now survive 5…

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A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on their first project: an employee giving initiative benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “Knowing we would be helping the children’s hospital was very personal to me, because last spring, that’s exactly…

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Tampa Philanthropist Remembered

Our thoughts are with the Shimberg family as we all come to terms with the loss of our beloved Elaine Shimberg. Elaine, a prolific author, was a leadership volunteer with St. Joseph’s Hospitals and Foundation for 40 years. She served as chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board, the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation Board and…

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St. Joseph’s Hospital-South Completes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South completed a $130 million expansion that began three years ago, expanding its emergency department and building a five-story patient tower to accommodate new services. The expansion is highlighted by the February opening of an 11-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies born prematurely or with special health needs. The Level II NICU provides specialized…

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Big-Hearted Donors Helping Heal Little Hearts

A heartfelt thank you to the Covelli Family and Panera Bread’s employees and customers for a decade of support for St. Joseph’s Children’s Heart Institute. Their annual Valentine’s Cookie Campaign has raised over $275,000 to help heal little hearts in our community. From February 1-14, participating Tampa-area Panera Bread bakery-cafes owned by Covelli Family Limited…

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The Power of Generosity

Andrew Goldstein spent a lot of time with his son Collin at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital while he underwent treatment, and he knows first-hand that the power of generosity from others can lighten a difficult experience.

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Driven to Care: Scott and Kathy Fink

Kick the tires and pop the hood, but first gauge the heart. That is how Scott Fink succeeds in business, community service, and philanthropy.

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