Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Honored Governor and Libby Jones

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Front Row: Alan VanArsdall, SJHF board chair, Libby Jones, Brereton Jones, Mike Marnhout, Bret Jones; Second Row: Sherri Craig, Di Boyer, Brian Yanofchick, Kathy Stumbo, Sue Downs

Governor Brereton Jones and his wife, Libby, supporters of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, were recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Bluegrass Chapter, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

With more than 400 people in attendance at the Marriott Griffin Gate, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation was one of twenty organizations to honor their top philanthropists at the annual event. The program recognizes individuals or groups who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the community through their philanthropic endeavors.

The Brereton and Elizabeth Jones Family Foundation has provided life-saving philanthropy to the patients and families served by Saint Joseph Hospital throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

When Saint Joseph Hospital’s mobile clinic needed funds to help its Sisters and care team travel to the far reaches of our state – to bring medical care to our most vulnerable families living in remote areas with little or no access to physicians and hospitals – without hesitation, help was provided from the Jones Foundation.

When Saint Joseph Martin needed digital mammography equipment in an area with one of the highest incidence rates for breast cancer, Governor Jones helped the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation raise more than $300,000 in Floyd County for the Yes, Mamm! Campaign to provide the technology. 

“A long-time champion of the underserved, Brereton and Libby Jones have always believed in helping those less fortunate, quietly and without desire for public recognition,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for their many generous contributions that have brought wellness, healing and hope to thousands in our Commonwealth.”

In addition to helping build a healthier Kentucky, the Jones' also support education and enjoy spending time on their horse farm in Woodford County, Airdrie Stud.