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St. Francis Fund
The St. Francis Fund was established to commemorate the heritage of St. Francis Hospital. Gifts will be used to support the Hospital's Pastoral Care Program and the Needy Sick Fund.
The Olean General Hospital Foundation received the first gift for its new fund from Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Scaturo. The gift was made in memory of Mr. Scaturo's parents, Calogero and Filippa Scaturro, who had a deep and sustaining faith. Their gift allowed the Foundation to purchase two marble benches which frame the statue of St. Francis of Assisi located adjacent to the Olean General Hospital Emergency Department. They have subsequently made an additional gift to provide privacy landscaping around the statue.
In addition to the establishment of this fund and the relocation of the statue of St. Francis, two of the beautiful stained glass windows formerly in the St. Francis Hospital Chapel were repaired, preserved and integrated into our new Chapel, which was part of the recent Vision 2000 project. Additionally, the beautiful hand carved dove was also preserved and placed on the Chapel Wall.
Donors giving to the Olean General Hospital Foundation may direct their gifts to the St. Francis Fund or to any area for which they have an affection.
Your gift to our nonprofit organization is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.