Monday, December 8, 2014

Joneses recognized for helping St. Joseph Hospital

Di Boyer, major-gifts director for the
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation,
poses with Brereton and Libby Jones.
Brereton and Libby Jones of Midway were recognized for their support of Saint Joseph Hospital at the annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted Nov. 19 in Lexington by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The program recognizes individuals or groups who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the community through philanthropy, the hospital said in a press release: "The Brereton and Elizabeth Jones Family Foundation has provided life-saving philanthropy to the patients and families served by Saint Joseph Hospital throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky."

It cited the Joneses' support of the hospital's mobile clinic, and fundraising for mammography equipment at Saint Joseph Martin, in area with high rates of breast cancer. “Brereton and Libby Jones have always believed in helping those less fortunate quietly and without desire for public recognition,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for their many generous contributions that have brought wellness, healing and hope to thousands.”

Jones, who was governor in 1991-95, and his wife operate Airdrie Stud, a Thoroughbred farm on Old Frankfort Pike west of Midway. They also support education, including the cost of producing the latest print edition of the Midway Messenger.

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