Give to St. John's College

St. John’s College of Nursing is strengthened by the generous support of our alumni and friends. Your gift, no matter the amount, contributes to the success of our students and faculty. Charitable gifts help to prepare the next generation of nurses, many of whom work in medical facilities in the central Illinois area caring for our loved ones.

There are numerous ways to support St. John’s College. Whether you are interested in contributing to the annual class agent appeal, establishing an annual or endowed scholarship or including St. John’s College in your long-term estate plans, there is something for everyone who wishes to get involved.

Gift officers at HSHS St. John’s Foundation are happy to assist you with your plans to contribute, regardless of the gift amount. Contributions can be made in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated stock or other assets. Please make checks payable to HSHS St. John’s Foundation, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769 and indicate your contribution is for St. John’s College.

For more information, please call (217) 757-6555 or email Bev Neisler, Chief Development Officer at

Planned gifts and bequest language

Many donors find that through a planned gift they are able to make a significant philanthropic impact while saving tax dollars. Some gift planning strategies provide income to the donor while also benefiting the charitable organization, such as St. John’s College.

When considering such a gift, consult your attorney or your financial advisor to ensure you accomplish your estate planning goals. The HSHS St. John’s Foundation can provide you with names of qualified estate planning professionals in the area should you need assistance.

The following language can be included in one’s will/trust or codicil: "I give (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) to HSHS St. John’s Foundation, A Division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769 to provide funding for St. John’s College.”

If you have named St. John’s College in your will or trust, or are thinking of doing so, please contact Bev Neisler at (217) 757-6555 or to be recognized in our Legacy Society.

Learn more

For more information, visit HSHS St. John's Hospital Foundation.