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Providence Foundation

Our Mission: Through philanthropy, Providence Foundation is an advocate for those in need, an ambassador for the mission of the hospital, and a steward of the resources entrusted to it.

Our Purpose

Established in 1984, Providence Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which receives charitable gifts for USA Health Providence Hospital. The Foundation manages donors’ gifts according to donors’ wishes, to support the continuing healthcare ministry established by the Daughters of Charity in Mobile, Alabama in 1854. Our Foundation allows the hospital to reach many people it might not otherwise be able to help. Our Foundation works with the Hospital in meeting the identified needs of the communities we serve. Contributions to the Foundation help to fund programs, buildings, and equipment.

2023 Annual Report [PDF]

Events

The following events are the cornerstone of the Foundation's fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Pull for Pulmonary Charity Clay Shoot

Pull for Pulmonary Charity Clay Shoot

When: January 12, 2024
Where: Bushy Creek Clays | Perdido, AL

Providence Foundation’s annual Pull for Pulmonary Charity Clay Shoot takes place the second Friday in January at Bushy Creek Clays in Perdido, Alabama. Proceeds from this event benefit pulmonary patient care at Providence Hospital. Since its inception in 2021, this event has raised net proceeds of $60,000.

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Providence Foundation's Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers

When: March 8-10, 2024
Where: Cathedral Square | Mobile, AL

The Festival of Flowers has been Providence Foundation’s largest fundraiser for over 30 years. This longstanding community event has aided in the purchase of critical hospital equipment. Last year's Festival of Flowers raised $110,000 in net proceeds for the purchase of a Jackson Spinal Table for Providence Hospital’s surgical department. 

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Charity Golf Classic

Charity Golf Classic

When: September 12, 2024
Where: Lakewood Golf Club | Point Clear, AL

Providence Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Classic takes place in September at Lakewood Golf Club. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cancer Center at Providence Hospital, as well as Camp Bluebird, a camp for adult cancer patients and survivors. The Classic held on September 14, 2023, raised net proceeds of $36,500. Stay tuned for more information on our 25th annual tournament.

Outreach Programs

Breast Cancer Outreach Fund

The Breast Cancer Outreach Fund supports breast cancer patients of Providence Hospital through events such as Bras Across the CAUSEway, usually held in October. For more information, contact Keeli Wall at 251-266-2852 or keeli.wall@health.southalabama.edu.

Camp Bluebird

Camp Bluebird offers a unique experience for adult cancer patients. Amidst the beauties of nature, approximately 75 campers are provided a creative, educational atmosphere and support. The three-day, two-night camp is held at Camp Grace, located in west Mobile, about eight miles west of Providence Hospital. Camp Bluebird is open to adults 18 years or older who have been diagnosed or treated for cancer. Camp dates for 2024 will be announced soon. For more information, contact Keeli Wall at 251-266-2852 or keeli.wall@health.southalabama.edu.

Senior Spirit

Senior Spirit is a free program offered to the community by Providence Hospital to anyone who is 55 years or older. As part of this program, our members are invited to attend our monthly financial and health seminars. All lectures are free and open for people of all ages to attend. Lectures typically take place either in the DePaul Center or Conference Room 1, both located at Providence Hospital. Presentations typically last an hour, with 30-45 minutes for the presentation and 15-20 for questions and open discussion. If you are interested in becoming a member or speaking at one of these lectures, email mary.bowab@southalabama.edu.

Annual Campaign

Each year, Providence Foundation meets a specific need of Providence Hospital through our Annual Campaign. In 2023, over $60,000 was raised for the Beth M. Rouse Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. This year, all proceeds from the campaign will fund the purchase of new EKG monitors for the Cardiac Care Unit. Go to Make a donation towards this worthy cause.

1854 - Associate Assistance Fund

The 1854 Associate Assistance Fund is designed to assist USA Health Providence Hospital employees who are determined to have an emergent financial need. Last fiscal year, this fund, managed by Providence Foundation, assisted over 15 associates with $12,000 in emergent needs. Updated application information will be available soon.

Assistance Application Form [PDF]

Providence Foundation Board of Directors 2023-2024

Board Officers

Michael A. Pennington, M.D. - Board Chairman
Robert G. Clapper - Board Vice Chairman
Donna Adcock - Board Treasurer
Claire Wilson - Board Secretary

Board of Directors

Sister Louise Busby, D.C.
Julie Citrin
Kevin DeAndrade, M.D.
Jamie Elcan
Judy Fearn - USA Health Providence Hospital Auxiliary
Cheryl Flock
Ellis Foster
Audrey Goldberg
Helene Hassell
Anitra Belle Henderson
W. Parker Huddle
Morgan Kennedy
Miriam Morrow
Dean N. Parker
Lee Peters
Sarah Stashak
Jack Summersell
Buff Teague

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