Since our founding in 1900 by Brother Gouverneur P. Hance, charitable contributions have been a critical cornerstone in our mission of providing comprehensive, compassionate care regardless of ability to pay.

Our residents, patients, and their family members often want to give something back in gratitude for the outstanding care currently being offered, or for quality care and personal attention received in the past. St. Barnabas Charities – the fundraising arm of St. Barnabas Health System and a 501 (c) 3 organization – offers a variety of convenient giving options.

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St. Barnabas Free Care Fund

The St. Barnabas Free Care Fund provides more than $7 million to needy patients and residents at St. Barnabas who cannot afford their care.

St. Barnabas raises money for its Free Care Fund through fundraising events and establishments such as:

Special People Fund:
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This employee-exclusive giving program is your means to contribute toward free care and renovations for the patients of St. Barnabas. Each year St. Barnabas employees dedicate a portion of their earnings to support this fund — special people helping special people.

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Founder’s Day: April 25, 2019 | Pittsburgh Marriott North

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Celebrate St. Barnabas’ founding with a wonderful evening crowned by the presentation of the prestigious St. Barnabas Charities Hance Award.

Free Care 5K: August 3, 2019 | St. Barnabas Gibsonia Campus

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A 3.1 mile out-and-back course with live music, raffle prizes and free food at a fabulous post-race party that’s rated the best in the ‘Burgh. Join your friends and neighbors for the fun!

Arnies Army - St. BarnabasGolf Opens: June 3 & September 20, 2019 | Conley Resort & Golf Club and
Suncrest Golf & Grille

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The St. Barnabas Golf Opens offer an opportunity to play on these beautiful top-rated Western Pennsylvania courses. Golfers will also enjoy food and lots of fun.

Ladies Day Out: October 19, 2019 | Hines Ward’s Tavern 86 & Vines Wine Bar

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Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with friends! Prizes drawn every half hour, a strolling lunch buffet, shopping, wine & much more. Plus, a lavish array of raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle.

Lights of Life: November – December


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Brighten this Christmas for a nursing home patient. More than 15,000 lights will illuminate the St. Barnabas Nursing Home Christmas tree. Name a light in honor, or memory, of a loved one and raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. Download, print & mail this form or use the link below to donate online via credit card.

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St. Barnabas Free Dinners:
Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas


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St. Barnabas invites anyone who is in need or alone this holiday season to our table. A traditional meal will be served for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Rocky Bleier- Presents for PatientsPRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®:

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The PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® is community outreach program is celebrating its 35th season. We ask you to join us to spread smiles by letting these elderly and disabled patients living in nursing homes and living assistance facilities know they are wanted & needed all year, especially during the holidays, special milestones & Christmas.

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