Rise Up with Purpose
At SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, everything we do revolves around one simple idea: every person has the power to change the world for the better.
After a year of stress and uncertainty that left many feeling powerless, now is the time to rise up with renewed purpose and remember that every gift, every moment spent in service of others, and every act of kindness can change a life. With shared intention and courage, each of us can enact change for the greater good of our communities.
In 2021, our purpose is to help our communities heal. We are doing so by prioritizing funding to address the most pressing needs of our communities after the impact of the pandemic – and by reminding everyone of the power they have to make a difference when we harness our passions, turn them into action, and Rise Up with Purpose.
Our 2021 Funding Priorities:
At SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, we often look to the story of our founding sisters for inspiration; they began their mission to help our communities with only $5 and a single basket to collect donations. They relied on the kindness of others, including a neighbor who brought them a kerosene lamp after noticing the dark windows in their attic apartment each night. Just as the lamp illuminated the sisters’ home, the neighbor’s generosity illuminated the power that resides in even the simplest act of kindness. Today, this lamp has become a symbol of our dependence on the generosity of others – and of the incredible power of togetherness. While the founding sisters’ resources were limited, their courage was boundless – and when they chose to stand up and take action, they sparked a legacy of compassion that continues to impact the lives of thousands of people to this day. By rising up with purpose, you can become a part of that legacy, too. Make a gift to support SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis 2021 priority funding initiatives here.