About Us

About St. John’s Hospital Foundation

We’re all about health. Yours and our hospital’s. We help advance the efforts of St. John’s Medical Center by raising the financial resources to help keep facilities and technology first rate, and to fund programs and assistance for thousands of patients each year. We are honored by your donations.   A healthy hospital is truly the foundation of a healthy community.

Our History

Founded in 1999 by long-time Jackson community members Addie Donnan, James Eden, David Stokes, John Valiante, Shirley Cheramy, and Gloria Newton to increase awareness and financial support for St. John’s Medical Center, the Foundation focuses on educating the public and cultivating private philanthropy in support of St. John’s Medical Center.

We help SJMC meet the unique challenges of serving—with excellence and proficiency—a full-time regional population of more than 40,000 that grows to an estimated 100,000 during peak tourist periods.

Today, we continue to fund staff education, community health and wellness programs, innovation and technology, capital facilities and equipment—while looking for creative and meaningful ways to support advances in clinical excellence at St. John’s Medical Center.

St. John’s Hospital Foundation (SJHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming.  Our Tax-Id number is 83-0325788.

St. John's Nurses

St. John's Hospital, 1951

Board Members, 1945

St. John's Nurses 2016

St. John's Medical Center 2016

Our Vision

St. John’s Hospital Foundation envisions a broad community of fully aware, engaged, committed, and grateful members for whom the advancement of community health and wellness through St. John’s Medical Center is their philanthropic priority.

Our Mission

To secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.

Children's Living Center knitting group

Teton Pines Women's Golf Tournament

Pet Partners Program

Steve Winograd Diabetes Tennis Tournament


St. John’s Hospital Foundation is a fundraising organization dedicated to advancing the services and capabilities of St. John’s Medical Center in the interest of the health and wellbeing of the community. We hold the following core values:


We uphold our fiduciary and ethical responsibilities at the highest of standards for donors, board members, volunteers, and our community.


We strive to be a leader in promoting the spirit of philanthropy both by example and through the dissemination of meaningful information.


We gratefully acknowledge each financial contribution with sincere appreciation and commit to the responsible use of donations and funds.


We provide factual and forthright answers to all inquiries from the community about our programs, services, and experience.


We respect the privacy of our donors, volunteers, and community while acknowledging the significant value of their contributions in support of our mission.


We commit to earning the enduring trust of our donors and volunteers and to ensuring that the Foundation is worthy of their philanthropic investments.

Meet Our Staff

If you would like general information about the St. John’s Hospital Foundation, please call us at 307-739-7512 or contact us by email. If you have a specific area of interest, please contact one of our staff members below.

Rachel Merrell

Director of Development


Katie Long

Director of Annual Giving and Database


Claire O’Connell

Marketing and Special Events Manager


We welcome your questions and comments.

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