Ways to Give

The HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation was established to ensure the continuing growth, stability and future of health care in this region.


Annual Giving

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2019 Annual Appeal Brochure | Pledge form | Donate Now

The Foundation provides an opportunity to make a financial investment in HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and to share in the hospital’s healing mission.

We invite you to participate with a contribution that can assist St. Anthony’s to continue to meet the health care needs of all people in the community and surrounding area, regardless of ability to pay.

The HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation is a division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, Inc. The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois and is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, contributions to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of current laws.

Donations to the Hospital in the form of a check can be made out to HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation and mailed to the following address: HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation, 503 North Maple Street, Effingham, IL 62401.

Giving Tuesday

Learn more about national Giving Tuesday

Day of GivingHSHS St. Anthony’s has joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks 
for your consideration in supporting Crisis Nursery of Effingham County on this day of giving.

Giving Tuesday represents a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate generosity and helping others. Giving Tuesday is held annually to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to charities and other causes they support.   

Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity – whether through a business, organization, family, or individual – to show gratitude during this special time of the year.  Think of Giving Tuesday as ‘Celebrate Generosity Day’.   

Your contribution is vital to the mission of Crisis Nursery – to prevent and protect children from trauma, abuse, and neglect by providing a free, 24-hour emergency shelter care program for children birth through six years of age.  Crisis Nursery offers a unique and nurturing space equipped with safe hands and open hearts to all children and families in need.  You can be assured that your donation is making a difference right here in our local community.

DONATE NOW to make a difference.

Meghan Rewers, director of Crisis Nursery of Effingham County, shares who benefits from the services provided by the Crisis Nursery. “We are here for everyone. A crisis can look like many different things, but we define it as anything that may put a family at risk, and a crisis can happen to anyone,” she said. “For that reason, there are no income guidelines or demographic guidelines.  Our services are free and open to any family or child in need.  Anyone with children ages birth through six may use our services.”

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital President and CEO Theresa Rutherford explained why St. Anthony’s is proud to partner with the Crisis Nursery. “The services that Crisis Nursery of Effingham County provide helps us take care of the health and wellbeing of our community as our Mission calls us to do, even outside the four walls of our hospital,” she explained. “It’s an island of safety for families in crisis, and those families are truly demonstrating their love for that child by ensuring they are cared for in a loving and safe environment during that stressful time.” 

Rutherford shared her thoughts on why giving to this endeavor is important, especially at this time of year. “We as a community are stronger when we come together to support an organization such as Crisis Nursery. It is the perfect time of year when we are all so blessed and thinking about the gifts we will be giving others, to help our community and the families that need and use Crisis Nursery.”

Thank you for your #Giving Tuesday partnership.  Your support of and active engagement with our health care mission is valued and appreciated.


Butterfly Ball

Mark your calendars now!

Butterfly Ball invite"Stetsons & Stilettos"
Saturday March 14, 2020
Keller Convention Center

Join us for the Fifth Annual Butterfly Ball at the Keller Convention Center! This year's theme is "Stetsons & Stilettos."

All proceeds will benefit our hospice program. This fun night out includes a cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment!

Want to be involved?




Contact Information
Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy
TEL: 217-347-1854