For more than 65 years, St. Luke’s Penn Foundation has been the beneficiary of incredible support from our caring community, a group of compassionate individuals and organizations who believe in our mission of instilling hope, inspiring change, and building community. Learn more about these amazing individuals and local businesses through their “Joy of Giving” stories, and we hope you will be as inspired by their generosity as we are!
“Addiction has had a significant impact on my life, but what has been even more impactful is the power of recovery. Thanks to organizations like St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, people not only recover, their lives are enriched by the journey. I support St. Luke’s Penn
Foundation because of the hope it provides to those suffering and the true impact it has on the lives of those in need. The work St. Luke’s Penn Foundation does to fight addiction and address mental health is integral to the well-being of our community.”
Ken and Melody Byler
“This past year has taught all of us the value of community, and St. Luke’s Penn Foundation is a critical part of the support system for so many people. Both of us know individuals who struggle with addictions and mental illness. We have watched some of those persons successfully navigate their illness, while others continue to struggle. When quality treatment and support is available, it makes a big difference in the path to recovery. Even though we relocated our home and Ken’s office to central PA in November 2020, we plan to keep supporting the mission of St. Luke’s Penn Foundation. We feel like St. Luke’s Penn Foundation is part of our family!” Click here to read Ken and Melody’s full giving story.
Retired Long-Time Employee
“Most of my professional career was spent at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation where I had the privilege of supporting individuals living with major mental illnesses. I feel it is important for me to contribute so I can help ensure that St. Luke’s Penn Foundation can do its best to meet the needs of the community in the absence of sufficient public funding and reimbursement. St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s emphasis on looking at individuals from a holistic perspective recognizes the potential of each individual they serve. I know how important these services are to the people St. Luke’s Penn Foundation cares for and to the families who love them.” Click here to read her full giving story.
“Univest is proud to be a long-time supporter of St. Luke’s Penn Foundation and the work it does to instill hope, inspire change, and build community. We have a long history of having a Univest executive serve on the St. Luke’s Penn Foundation board; our employees volunteer on the Autumn Hope-A-Thon committee; and we contribute financially to capital campaigns and event sponsorships. We are steadfast in our support of St. Luke’s Penn Foundation because of its dedication to helping members of our community successfully face their challenges with mental health and substance abuse issues. Univest believes we are only as strong as the communities we serve, and thanks to the work of St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, our communities are strengthened every day.”
“Our family has been blessed by many others, and if we can repay that in some small way, then we feel we must. We have experienced St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s overall community and culture of HOPE, and we know that our communities need more. St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s services are so much more than just drug and alcohol or mental health programs; they provide the opportunity for life changes. While there is a lot of amazing work being done, there is more that can and needs to be done. If you can help, please join the spreading of HOPE!”
Zion Mennonite Church
“As a congregation, we wanted to commemorate the anniversary of the pandemic as a call to action. We held a fundraising campaign and decided to share the money raised with community-centered organizations like St. Luke’s Penn Foundation who were on the frontlines throughout the pandemic. We believe mental health care and addiction support is vital to our health and well-being as individuals and as a community, and we resonate with St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s Anabaptist Christian faith heritage. We’re grateful for organizations like St. Luke’s Penn Foundation that offer healing and hope outside of the walls of a traditional church building. We want to support their work.” Click here to read more.