‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ designed by Eileen O’Brien 

About Light of the City

Light of the City is an annual event held by Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to celebrate all things merry and bright during the holiday season and to raise funds to support the mission and vision of Saint Joseph Hospital.

In 2021, Light of the City will feature two holiday programs: a caregiver recognition campaign titled “A Season to Shine,” as well as an online auction of eighteen exquisitely designed wreaths.

True to its nearly 150 year legacy, Saint Joseph Hospital provides a tradition of excellent healthcare that includes compassionate caregivers, stellar clinical expertise, and active clinical partnerships throughout the community.

All proceeds raised from Light of the City will benefit Saint Joseph Hospital and our caregivers.

*Wreath credit: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ designed by Eileen O’Brien

Ways to Participate

“A Season to Shine”
Caregiver Recognition Campaign
November 1 - December 31, 2021

“A Season to Shine” Caregiver Recognition Campaign is an opportunity for individuals and organizations in our community to support vital projects and programs at Saint Joseph Hospital while also recognizing members of our healthcare teams who are working around the clock to provide compassionate care to our friends, family, and neighbors.

You can make a donation of any amount to honor or recognize a caregiver and send them a note. Donors who make a $100 or more contribution through “A Season to Shine” will receive a holiday-themed sign to place in their yard showing their gratitude and support for Saint Joe’s caregivers.

Donate Today

Light of the City: A Christmas Celebration
Online Wreath Auction
November 16 - November 30, 2021

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is proud to host an online wreath auction to raise funds to support associate resiliency programs at Saint Joseph Hospital.  This year's auction will feature 18 exquisitely decorated wreaths, each with a unique theme and style, created by noted designers, cultural institutions and artists in the community.

Our 2021 online wreath auction provides an opportunity for you to support caregivers and healthcare workers and kick off the holiday season to celebrate. A very special thank you to SSA Group for sponsoring this year's auction and helping us create some holiday magic!

Bid on a Wreath Today

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our generous sponsors who continue to support our caregivers at Saint Joseph Hospital through Light of the City this holiday season. Their sponsorship is helping to provide resources to further the mission and vision of Saint Joseph Hospital and we sincerely appreciate their partnership.

Wreath  & Auction Sponsor

The SSA Group

Spirit of the Season Supporter

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
Julie Davis Ratner

Merry & Bright Supporter

Cator Ruma & Associates

Corporate Sponsor

Diversified Radiology
MartinMartin Engineers

Want to support Light of the City and Saint Joseph Hospital? If you are interested in joining these amazing companies and organizations and learning more about how to become a corporate sponsor for light of the city, please contact Cristina Gonzales at Cristina.Gonzales@sclhealth.org.

Wreaths & Wreath Designers

A special thank you goes out to our wreath designers and design teams who provide the wonder and awe for Light of the City every year. Their creative vision, dedication to detail, and exquisite execution of our trees and wreaths is unparalleled, and for that we owe them an extra round of applause!

  • Lindsay Buchanan, Individual Designer
  • Jeanette Cortez, Individual Designer
  • Tammy Kennedy, Individual Designer
  • Joshua Williams, Individual Designer
  • Carmen Ailey, Individual Designer
  • Mikel-Claire Penick, Individual Designer
  • Melissa Campbell, Crafted Crane Design
  • Ruth Ann Feild, Feild Designs
  • Beth O’Neill, Howard Lorton Furniture & Design
  • Sue O’Gara, Howard Lorton Furniture & Design
  • Amy Ascenscio, Realtor with Keller Williams
  • Design Team from BLOOM by Anushka
  • Design Team from City Floral
  • Design Team from Tallulah Jones
  • Design Team from Little Glass Art
  • CultureHaus at the Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Lego Society
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Zoo

About the Foundation

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation solicits contributions for Saint Joseph Hospital to assist in effectively carrying out its mission to reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The Foundation takes inspiration from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the founders and owners of Saint Joseph Hospital. Since 1873 the Sisters have been committed to providing for the health care needs of the greater Denver community through the services of Saint Joseph Hospital.

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