Honouring Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for her 15+years of service with St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury
Media Release – June 2018
The St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors and the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors chose to honour and recognize Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for her 15+ years of service with the Foundation as she steps down as the Foundation Chair and Gala Co-Chair after her many years with the organization.
With fierce determination and a keen leadership style, Ms. Warwick-Conroy has been integral in
developing and seeing to fruition numerous fundraising activities for St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa such as the Foundation’s annual gala. Since 2004, the Foundation has raised nearly $1 Million which has been placed towards the purchase of capital equipment and furniture. Our residents, patients, staff and volunteers have benefited from sit-to-stand lifts, Arjo therapeutic tubs, a Special Needs bus and the Healing Gardens on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa, to name but a few.
As a result of Jeanne’s “retirement”, the SJCCC Healing Garden has been re-named the The Jeanne Warwick-Conroy Healing Garden in recognition of her fundraising efforts. In fact, the funds used to build and create the healing garden were as a direct result of Jeanne’s effort. Thank you Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for Caring… beyond the moment!
Photo: from left to right – Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Jeanne Warwick-Conroy and Sr. Bonnie MacLellan, General Superior, Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie
St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala 2017 – $65,000 Raised!
Media Release – November 2017
From left to right: Jeanne Warwick-Conroy and Melanie Kanerva
St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala Co-Chairs 2017
Photo credit: Sudbury.com
St. Joseph’s Foundation hosted their Annual Gala dinner and dance on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Caruso Club in Sudbury. The gala event was attended by over three hundred guests who indulged in delectable food, and were treated to live music to dance the night away! The elegant event created memories of an enchanting evening spent in the spirit of giving.
Due to the generosity of the many sponsors, donors and attendees this year’s event raised over $65,000. These funds are being placed toward St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre to enhance accessibility for their patients which will build their confidence to embark on their rehabilitative journey to return home. Our gratitude is sincerely extended to all those who gave of their time and money.
St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital located on South Bay Road. Since opening in August 2009, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has transitioned 2289 individuals back to the community. These are individuals who in most cases would have been deemed ALC.
The Co-Chairs would like to thank everyone for their kind contributions and for spending an evening with them! Mark your calendars! Next year’s Gala is taking place on October 20, 2018.
St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury is a registered charity that promotes the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph. As a faith based non-profit Foundation, it provides services and programs that are not covered by government funding or operational revenues for St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Donations can be made by going to the website https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-josephs-foundation-of-sudbury/ .