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Our Supporters

BJC HealthCare

The hospitals that comprise BJC HealthCare have a proud, decades-long history of serving patients and families in communities across Missouri and Illinois. Through innovation and discovery, a deep-rooted sense of collaboration and a determination to help you build healthier habits, we make all that we do available to anyone who needs it. When it comes to your health, we believe that you deserve extraordinary care.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Located in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. Consistently ranked among America’s top 10 hospitals, Barnes-Jewish is the only hospital in the top 10 within a 500-mile radius of St. Louis. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.

Goldfarb School of Nursing

Goldfarb School of Nursing is located on the Washington University Medical Campus in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Goldfarb is a private nursing college that enrolls over 650 students in its baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs.

Goldfarb has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with high-fidelity and diverse patient simulation manikins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences. 

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is a community where people can be individuals and achieve exceptional things. Washington University is  committed to learning and exploration, to discovery and impact.

The Danforth Campus is the main campus at Washington University in St. Louis. Formerly known as the Hilltop Campus, it was officially dedicated as the Danforth Campus on September 17, 2006, in honor of William H. Danforth, the 13th chancellor of the university, the Danforth family, and the Danforth Foundation.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis was founded in 1864 as St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The University includes the College of Arts and Sciences and St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the third-oldest and 10th-largest college of pharmacy in the United States. For more than 150 years, The University has educated health care innovators and leaders with undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees that prepare students for a variety of health professions careers and lays the perfect foundation for professional or graduate studies.

Our Funders

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

At The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, gratitude inspires us every day. Our mission is to help donors enrich lives, save lives, and transform health care through charitable gifts.

With the help of our compassionate donors, we do more to help researchers find better treatments for the diseases affecting us most, pay it forward to a new generation of health care providers, and improve the health and well-being of our patients, our family, and our community.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the world-class health care organizations of St. Louis: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing, BJC Home Care and Hospice, Evelyn’s House, and Washington University School of Medicine. 

The Cigna Group Foundation

Every day, The Cigna Group Foundation has the opportunity to make a difference in the health of our communities and create a better future.

Our charitable giving philosophy focuses on socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care – otherwise known as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Our philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions to include employee engagement, volunteer activities and community involvement.