How You Help

Through We Give to Give you give important funding to a variety of programs that support our patients, their families and your coworkers. Here is the full list of funds you can support, and the impact of each fund. If you have questions or need additional information please contact us.

The 1905 Fund (Honoring the Daughters of Charity)
Providence’s Area of Greatest Need

This fund honors the legacy of the Daughters of Charity since Providence’s inception in 1905 when the Daughters met the need of our community by opening Providence, Waco’s first hospital. The 1905 Fund’s goal is to continue to meet Providence’s greatest needs. This fund is allocated via the Providence Foundation’s spring and fall grant funding cycles and is administered through the Foundation Office. On average, Providence Foundation awards an average of $300,000 each year to divisions and departments of Ascension Providence to support advanced technology and equipment to provide the best care possible to our patients and community.

Impact: Awarded 17 grants for $344,124.19 in FY 20

Click here to see all grants funded in FY20

Breast Health “Pink Partner” Fund

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and it’s vital for breast cancer to be diagnosed early for better patient outcomes. Donations to the Pink Partner Fund will be used to provide mammograms and follow up biopsies at the Providence Breast Health Center for uninsured and underinsured women in Central Texas, to ensure they have access to this life-saving exam.

Impact:

2019 Calendar Year
# of patients served 91
# of services provided 139
# of cancers detected 3

2020 (to date)
# of patients served 167
# of services provided 245
# of cancers detected 7

Story: Savanah is one of Pink Partner’s grateful patients and a proud breast cancer survivor.

When Savanah found a lump in her breast during her morning routine, she quickly realized her day was about to be anything but “routine.”

“I knew I needed to get it checked, but I didn’t have insurance,” she said. Thankfully, Savanah had heard about the Pink Partner program. In a matter of days, she was able to get a test that not only changed her life, but saved it. “Everyone at Ascension Providence Breast Health Center was so nice to me and so helpful. The radiologist came in herself and went over the scan with me, explaining the results. She showed me the mass and the enlarged lymph nodes and scheduled a biopsy,” said Savanah, who was only in her 20s at the time of her diagnosis.

Savanah’s breast cancer treatment plan included a double mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. Thanks to the support of her family and friends, her compassionate and expert medical team, and donors like you, Savanah’s prognosis is positive.

Medical Mission at Home

This fund supports Ascension Providence’s Medical Mission at Home, a one-day free healthcare event, organized and implemented by volunteers, that will provide individuals and families in need with access to primary medical care, health screenings, dental care, education, and access to community resources. Access to affordable remains a challenge for many, and Medical Mission at Home is part of Ascension Providence’s national commitment to reach individuals who are uninsured and need better access to healthcare services. It’s about more than one day of free healthcare- this event also helps connect those who struggle medically and/or financially with long-term medical homes and insurances.

John F. Sheehy, Jr. Education Fund

Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational opportunities is vital to providing quality care to all patients. The Ascension Providence fund will support an Education plan in which Providence Foundation will provide annual educational funding for all eligible nurses, clinical staff and non-clinical associates who wish to provide direct support to nurses. This fund is named after the late John F. Sheehy, Jr., co-founder of Providence Foundation and long-time Providence supporter.

Story:

My career began more than 21 years ago as an LVN on the telemetry floor at Providence. After getting my associates degree, I worked in the ICU for the following 13 years, and my passion to continue to help others motivated me to advance my career and continue my education.

In 2017 I earned my BSN degree and in 2019 completed the MSN program and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program.

I’m thankful for the support of my Providence management team as well as the financial assistance I received at Providence that helped me reach my career goals. The tuition reimbursement program and ICU Nurses Scholarship Fund eased my financial burden of going back to school and made me feel like more schooling was attainable.

The ICU Nurses Scholarship Fund through Providence Foundation was so kindly set up by the family of a patient that spent some time in our unit. The family was so touched by the care their father received that they wanted to do more for Providence ICU nurses, so they set up a fund to help ICU nurses advance their education. Recently, this fund has become more broad for other nurses and is now the John F. Sheehy, Jr. Education Fund. This is awesome- as we all need a little encouragement every now and then!

I am truly thankful for my Providence family of so many generations throughout my time here, including donors who make stories like mine possible.

Today I’m proud to work at the AMG Providence Lung Clinic and am excited for many more years of serving our beloved patients.

-Kim Woodliff, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, AMG Providence Lung Clinic

 

Providence Village Long Term Care Endowment

Donations will be placed in a special fund for long-term care facility needs. Donations to this fund are invested, and the earnings are used for Ascension Senior Living: Providence Village’s greatest needs. This fund is administered through the Foundation Office.

Agape Fund

Donations will be used to provide assistance to patients to ensure holistic care and that their healing process continues even after they leave our care. These funds do not cover direct hospital costs, but may provide funding for patient’s medications upon discharge, transportation home once discharged, or clothing and meals if needed.

FY 20 Impact:

Provided over 1,100 prescriptions/medical supplies
Served over 375 patients in FY20

Associate Emergency Relief Funds

At Providence, we understand that in order to care for others, we must first make sure our Ascension Providence family’s needs are met. That is why we have two programs to support our associates: 1. The Daughters of Charity Associate Emergency Relief Fund, an interest free loan program, and 2. the Associate Hardship Support Program, a no pay back financial assistance program. These two programs will support all facilities across the ministry and are non-deductible for tax purposes.

FY 20 Impact:

$244,102.12 loaned
442 associates served

Contact Us

If you have any questions about We Give To Give please contact us.

Paige Corley
paige.corley@ascension.org