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“Continuing Christ’s Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition” by raising and expending funds to support the programs and services of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. is the overarching purpose of Franciscan Alliance Foundation.

On December 14, 1875, six Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration arrived in Lafayette from Germany and began living out a mission to provide for the needs of the sick and disenfranchised in Lafayette, Indiana.  With help from St. Boniface Church and the community, the Sisters secured their first building that served as both convent and hospital.  Three weeks after their arrival, on January 3, 1876, the Sisters admitted their first patient and have continued to care for the community until this very day.

Fast forward to today - Area residents are still working with us at Franciscan St. Health in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, and Rensselaer to provide services and care for all who come to our facilities.  Supporting our work can be simple.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Make a gift to support the mission-driven work of Franciscan Health
  • Make a donation to support our new "SIM" Training Center
  • Make a contribution to hospice services in memory of a loved one
  • Support the work being done in our cancer program or
  • Support our smallest patients by making a contribution to the NICU      

Thanks to the generosity of our community, our hospitals are able to provide services such as:

  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at our Lafayette East campus
  • Palliative care in Lafayette
  • Emergency Care Centers at all three of our campuses
  • The Marie Canine Cancer Center in Crawfordsville

Your gift to the Franciscan Health Foundation - Western Indiana can make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and the communities we live in.  Your contributions of time, money, and other gifts will make it possible for us to continue to provide the highest quality health care at the lowest possible cost to everyone.  With your help, we look forward to building and sustaining this important work that began in 1875.

Sandra Howarth
Executive Director
Franciscan Health Foundation - Western Indiana

Terry Wilson
President & CEO
Franciscan Health Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Rensselaer