Donor Ambassadors

"The heart of a donor pumps generosity from a well that God constantly refills with gratitude. The well never goes dry and the pump never stops working."

Presence Health Foundation thanks each and every donor who demonstrates a heart for health care through their generosity. Some of their stories are shared here.

Our mission is to support the ministry of Presence Health through fundraising and stewardship. We are dedicated to keeping your community-based Catholic health care facility strong. Thank you for your support.

If you are moved to share the story about what motivated your giving to Presence Health, please contact Laurel Hensel at 312-308-3234.

Ron Oppedisano
"In January 2010, I was taken by ambulance to Resurrection Medical Center on Talcott in Chicago. Lucky for me I only live five minutes away."
John Barbie
A survivor of a Communist concentration camp, John Barbie immigrated from Europe to the United States in 1948 with only a dime in his pocket.
Suzanne Zaconne
What does a patient do when she has been diagnosed with breast cancer?
The McNichols Family
"We have supported the mission of the Sisters since before Resurrection Medical Center was built almost 60 years ago."
Bob and Sheila Hulseman
In 1958, Sheila Hulseman delivered her first baby at Saint Francis Hospital. Little did she know...
Wilma Baumgartner
"It always feels so good when you can give to others," said Wilma Baumgartner. This devout Roman Catholic woman is generous with her time...
Block Family Foundation
"Our family business supports hospitals, so it was important to us that our gift makes an impact on health care..."
Eleanor Badalich
"We call Casa a retirement community, but I find that I'm as busy now..."
Stan and Dorothy Banas
Resurrection Medical Center has been blessed with the friendship of Stan and Dorothy...
Dorothy and Ed Renno
To express this gratitude, the Rennos gave their first gift to Saint Francis Hospital in 1969...
Doris Mesenbrink
More than 70 years ago, a young woman from Rochester, Wis., moved to Oak Park...
Bernard J. Beazley, successful attorney and philanthropist, received the CARES Award from Saint Joseph Hospital on November 3, 2010. The CARES award honors a community member who exemplifies the spirit of Saint Joseph Hospital's core values...
Paul Bowers
Paul Bowers always had a knack for managing money. The son of Croatian parents...
Frank Pranschke
Before they retired, Frank and Vita Pranschke did some long-term planning...
Mary DeMichael
Generous bequest to support Patient Care Addition at Resurrection Medical Center
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