About the FoundationSouth Jersey Healthcare (SJH) Foundation is the fundraising entity of South Jersey Healthcare, the premier health care provider in southern New Jersey. The Foundation is dedicated to establishing renewable financial resources for needed programs and services to ensure the continued growth of South Jersey Healthcare. In 2010, SJH is improving its capacity to battle cancer by expanding the Frank and Edith Scarpa Cancer Pavilion at the Regional Medical Center in Vineland. SJH Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. Donations will go towards supporting this expansion of SJH’s cancer diagnosis and treatment capabilities. For more information, visit www.sjhfdn.org.
The South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) Foundation raises money and awareness in support of South Jersey Healthcare and is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. The SJH Foundation was incorporated in 2000. In 2005, the assets of the respective foundations of Bridgeton, Millville, and Newcomb Hospitals were merged into the SJH Foundation. Each of these fundraising champions raised significant monies over the course of their existence in support of the many fine programs and capital needs of their own community hospitals, as well as for the benefit of the services provided by South Jersey Healthcare. Representatives from each foundation board participated in forming the new foundation, with five members from each of the foundations becoming members of the board of the new foundation. All of the restrictions on the use of monies raised by the former foundations continued under the new SJH Foundation. Also, the SJH Foundation became responsible for all of the special events previously run by the individual foundations.
Throughout the year, three primary fundraising events are hosted by the SJH Foundation to generate monies to support the Mission of the Foundation. Our Annual Ball in the spring, the Annual Golf Outing in September, and the Annual Fashion Show in October offer the opportunity to raise money and awareness that ultimately culminates in the continued growth and expansion of SJH for the overall health of southern New Jersey. An integral part of the SJH Foundation is the SJH Auxiliary, which supports the activities and goals of the Foundation through its own unique fundraising events that promote the health and welfare of the communities served by SJH.
A special endowment fund is also maintained by the SJH Foundation to grow the investment of unrestricted donations accumulated over the years from the individual foundations, along with new monies contributed since the merger in 2004. Annual distributions from this endowment are contributed to SJH to support the many fine programs and services that enhance the delivery of quality, compassionate health care for residents in the SJH service area of Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cape May Counties. A primary focus of the SJH Foundation is to grow this endowment to ensure that quality health care will be available for future generations.
The Board of Directors of the SJH Foundation oversees and approves the decisions of the Foundation. This group is comprised of local business leaders, expert legal and financial advisors, community organizers and medical professionals that dedicate their time and talents to guide the Foundation’s efforts in raising money and awareness for SJH. These individuals are engaged in a collaborative effort as a result of their combined vision of SJH as the benchmark of quality health care for southern New Jersey.
Outreach from the SJH Foundation to the local community takes many forms, from invitations to participate in our Special Events as attendees and sponsors, to generating interest in a Method of Giving such as an outright gift of cash, a planned gift that initiates a family legacy of giving, or a bequest in a will. Each and every donor becomes a valuable asset to the SJH Foundation, and for that we are deeply grateful.
In order to join us in our mission of providing quality health care for our communities, we ask you to help us in two ways:
1) Make the SJH Foundation your “charity of choice;” and,
2) Spread the message that the SJH Foundation is firmly committed to the success of South Jersey Healthcare.
Only with your involvement can we maintain a concerted effort to support South Jersey Healthcare as a beacon of light when you and your family are in need of quality medical care. For more information, or to make a donation, call the Foundation Office at 856-641-8290. The gift of a healthier community begins with you.