St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation grants total $7.5 million since 2011

By Jim Wogan It’s a striking coincidence that in the same month the former St Mary’s Hospital will close its doors after providing medical services in East Tennessee for nearly 90 years, the foundation created in the wake of its sale in 2011 has announced grants that now total $7.5 …

SMLF grants help fund computers for St. Mary School

Chromebooks for elementary students in Oak Ridge, new PA system to improve education programs By Dan McWilliams St. Mary School in Oak Ridge held a celebration May 4 to recognize the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of East Tennessee for its two grants totaling $40,965, which helped the school provide Google Chromebook …

SMLF grants total $720,000 for 2016

The St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation and Bishop Richard F. Stika have announced grant distributions for 2016 totaling $720,000 for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving Catholics and non-Catholics across East Tennessee. Since its creation in 2011, the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation has now provided more than $3 million to benefit …

Diocese of Knoxville dedicates St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

After more than a year of planning and anticipation, the Diocese of Knoxville dedicated the region’s newest mobile medical clinic Sept. 11 during a ceremony attended by diocesan partners and community supporters. Bishop Richard F. Stika blessed the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a 40-foot-long family doctor’s office on wheels, which …

Diocese continuing the legacy of Catholic health care in region

Bishop Stika names Sister of Mercy physician to direct new health services, St. Luke Guild ministry   Sister Mariana Koonce has been in East Tennessee only since October, but already she feels a kinship with St. Mary’s Hospital, the longtime Catholic medical facility in Knoxville that has changed hands and …

St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation awards $625,000 in grants to organizations

By John Deinhart Just over a year into its existence, the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of East Tennessee already is making a dramatic impact. The foundation was formed in November 2011 to continue providing support for the ministry begun by the Sisters of Mercy with the opening of St. Mary’s …