Ongoing Needs

Area of Greatest Need

Giving where the need is greatest allows you to fulfill the immediate needs of Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s patients, staff, facilities and community. Unrestricted gifts have funded vital projects such as the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation and the Roper Hospital Rooftop Helipad.

Nursing Scholarship Program

Excellence in nursing is one reason Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s leader in patient satisfaction. In fact, St. Francis Hospital has achieved magnet status, the highest level of nursing accreditation in the nation. Funded 100% through philanthropy, the Nursing Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for those advancing their career. Since its inception, hundreds of nurses have had the opportunity to continue their education, ultimately benefiting the thousands of patients they will treat throughout their career.

Meditation Garden at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

Inspired by the majestic oaks gracing the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus, the Meditation Garden is conceived as a natural cathedral, a place of refuge and reflection. The garden opened in 2010 and was made possible solely through philanthropic support. The garden is designed to give patients, caregivers and visitors a place of healing and renewal amidst nature’s beauty and reflects Roper St. Francis’ commitment to caring for mind, body and spirit.

Guests enter the garden through a stone wall constructed of red desert flagstone. As an homage to the philanthropic support that made the garden possible, donors can help preserve and sustain this unique place of healing by donating a stone on the entrance wall—a lasting opportunity to honor a loved one while supporting the mission of Roper St. Francis. Stones are available in a variety of sizes and prices, and may be inscribed with a personal message. Contact Halley Cella, Director of Annual Giving, at (843) 789-1616 for more information on donating a stone.

Giving to support what matters to you

Have you or a loved one been touched by a specific healthcare matter? We can help you designate your gift to the area that is most meaningful for you. Below are some of our key service areas.

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One Nurse's Story


A gift of education

"When my husband fell ill for the last time, he made me promise no matter what, to fulfill my dream of finishing my master's degree. Without this support from generous donations, I would not have the dream job I have today. I feel blessed to be a caregiver to patients through our pelvic health program. A nursing scholarship is an incredible thing to begin with but when you think about how many other lives a nursing scholarship can touch, it is amazing." - Ellen Antognioni, RN, MSN, CGRN