Giving Guide: CHI St. Vincent


“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi

CHI St. Vincent makes the healing presence of God known in the world by improving the health of the people it serves, especially those who are vulnerable, while it advances social justice for all.

CHI St. Vincent is a vibrant health care ministry with a legacy dating back to 1888 when the Sisters of Mercy in Hot Springs and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Little Rock answered a call — a call to help a community in need.

The partnership between the sisters and one local family – the Hagers – created the first hospital in Arkansas, now known as CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. The Infirmary stands as a beacon of hope for generations of Arkansas families. Now, 133 years later, a new vision can be realized through the generosity of many to meet the changing needs of the community and create a healthier future for the people of Arkansas and beyond.

CHI St. Vincent Foundation was founded in 1979. The Foundation is resolute in its commitment to providing support for the Arkansas ministry. The Foundation is inspired by faith, driven by innovation and powered by humanity.

CHI St. Vincent understands how the power of one can cause a ripple effect on the community. The Infirmary is St. Vincent Strong, thanks to a community of donors who demonstrate human kindness with their generous support. Together, both are making a real impact on the health of the people around us.


CHI St. Vincent volunteers assist hospital staff and serve as liaisons for patients and families. Volunteers live out the hospital’s core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration. Whatever your interests are, you’ll find volunteer opportunities to match your talents and availability.


• Annual Community 1888 Membership Drive: November 2021

• Year End Giving Campaign: December 2021

• Annual Donor Celebration: March 2022

• Annual Golf Classic: 2022


Support CHI St. Vincent’s Heart Institute, the state’s largest and most comprehensive network, treating everything from high blood pressure to heart failure.

Leave a legacy and impact the future of health care in Arkansas with your planned gift.

Invest in the Addiction Recovery Program, in partnership with Bradford Health, and help patients conquer their addictions.

• Become a part of CHI St. Vincent’s ministry as an annual member of Community 1888 and keep us St. Vincent Strong!


$5 million
Exceeded $5 million in philanthropic investments in fiscal year 2021

Received 2,045 gifts in fiscal year 2021

Secured $700,000 federal grant for Healthy Mom, Thriving Baby program

Awarded over $110,000 in scholarships to health care heroes

Achieved 992,779 physician visits in fiscal year 2021

Admitted 31,373 inpatients from all 75 counties in Arkansas and 39 states in fiscal year 2021

Administered 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines through July 2021


Major Gifts: 73%
Annual Gifts: 14%
Grants: 6%
Special Events: 3%
Planned Gifts: 2%
Corporate and Foundation Gifts: 2%

2 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72227
501.552.2380 |


Established: 1888
Employees: 4,567
Service Area: Serving all 75 counties in Arkansas

CEO: Chad Aduddell

CHI St. Vincent System Board of Directors

Chad Aduddell
Bill Dillard III, Chair
Cynthia Dunlap
Chuck Erwin
Jill Flaxman, MD
Sr. Gertrude Foster, SCN
Eric Jackson
Charles Nabholz
Bart Newman
Sr. Judy Raley, SCN
Carey Ruff
Lisa G. Pounders-Sajovitz, MD
Larry Schumacher
Ted Saer, MD
Sayyadul Siddiqui, MD
Susie Smith
Philip Tappan
Barbara Williams

CHI St. Vincent Foundation Board of Directors

Barbara Bender
Susan Blair
Rick Blank, Chair
Matt Chandler
Ray Dillon
Elizabeth Farris
Rick Fleetwood
Eliza Gaines
Denise Hanson
Mark Middleton
Wendy Saer
Robert Seay
John Wade
Kirby Williams

Legacy Board Members

Gus Blass III
Ellon Cockrill

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