In order to respond to the ever-changing needs of those we serve, the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation was formed to promote philanthropy and charitable giving in Southwest Louisiana.


The Foundation is governed by a regional Board of Directors composed of individuals who represent the cultural diversity and values of our region. This Board will ensure that the Foundation operates ethically and prudently and remains mission-driven at all times.

We believe our efforts will have a significant impact on our patients, and all who choose CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital will experience God’s healing presence and love.

The Significance of Campaigns and Events

The needs of our community change over time.  While our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ never changes, the ways in which we fulfill this mission must grow and evolve with the changing needs of our community.

We utilize “campaigns” to bring special fundraising emphasis to a particular area of need.  If we are doing our jobs well, we will always be in a “campaign.”  However, the campaign emphasis will change as new needs are identified and goals are met.

We hold events to engage our community more fully in our fundraising efforts.  Whether it is our annual Run With The Nuns (a ride through beautiful Southwest Louisiana that raises Capital Campaign funds) or our Dragon Boat Race (a community-favorite that benefits Children’s Miracle Network held each spring at the Lake Charles seawall), people of all ages and walks of life participate and give and have fun – all while making a difference for their community.