Recent Foundation News & Events
In April 2014, CHI St. Vincent was pleased to offer Tour de Paul presented by Deltic Timber. Tour de Paul events included a USTA Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament April 4 – 13 at Pleasant Valley Country Club, a Golf Tournament on April 14 at Chenal Country Club, and a 5K Walk/Run on April 19 at War Memorial Stadium.
Proceeds from the 2014 Tour de Paul benefitted three specialties that have been rated as high performing by U.S. News and World Report– Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, CHI St. Vincent Orthopaedic Institute and the Jack Stephens Heart Institute.
On April 26, 2014, CHI St. Vincent was host to the eighth annual IV Party presented by Windstream. More than 400 guests were feted in an array of festooned circus-like tents holding the whimsically inspired and tasty delights of YaYa's Euro Bistro. Known as Little Rock's trendiest dance party, this year's LA-based band, PLAY!, was a must-see and a must-hear group!
The IV Party was a wonderful opportunity to have fun and socialize while supporting the growing health ministries at CHI St. Vincent. Proceeds from the IV Party benefited three specialties that have been rated as high performing by U.S. News and World Report– Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, CHI St. Vincent Orthopaedic Institute and the Jack Stephens Heart Institute.
CHI St. Vincent Foundation Highlights Year End Gifts
The Nabholz family donated $100,000 to CHI St. Vincent Foundation. The gift from the Nabholz Charitable Foundation will be used to further the mission and ministry of CHI St. Vincent. Our patients have been beneficiaries of the Nabholz family philanthropy for many years. The Nabholz family has had a long and wonderful relationship with the CHI St. Vincent family.
CHI St. Vincent Foundation has received a gift of $50,000 from the Charles M. & Joan R. Taylor Foundation to support the Elizabeth Prewitt Taylor & Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Cancer Endowment Fund. This is the tenth gift to CHI St. Vincent since the endowment was established in 1997. It specifically provides nourishment to cancer patients through the New Outlook Cancer Recovery Program at CHI St. Vincent.
This endowment provides lunches for patients receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions, antibiotics and other cancer-related treatments. Sometimes patients can be in treatment for up to seven hours. Very often these patients come alone for treatment and getting to the hospital cafeteria or bringing a lunch is just not feasible. This endowment provides not just nutrition, but also compassion to meet a very basic human need – the need to be fed.
CHI St. Vincent Foundation also received a gift of $55,000 from the K.C. & Harrow Smith Charitable Remainder Trust to support the CHI St. Vincent Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). Harrow Smith served on the board of the Visiting Nurse Association during his lifetime in Little Rock. The gift will be used to continue the wonderful work of the Visiting Nurse Association. For nearly 75 years, VNA has provided quality home health care in Central Arkansas. When it was established in 1938 VNA was the only organized home health agency in the state Arkansas. The Pulaski County Medical Society, Pulaski County Nurses Association, the United Way, and the Junior League of Little Rock are the original founders. VNA provides care to approximately 2400 patients in the central Arkansas area.