Real generosity to the future lies in giving all to the present. –Albert Camus

Catch the Spirit

The Catch the Spirit initiative was established in 2004 for the purpose of:
  • keeping the community informed about the health system
  • engaging the public in our future work, and
  • identifying friends and donors for the health system

Two distinct programs were developed to help reach these goals – the Catch the Spirit informational series and a Continuing the Legacy benefit luncheon. Since initiated, we have welcomed over 3,000 community and 1,000 health workers to the combined programs and raised over $1.5 million for the health system.

Program Description

Catch the Spirit – networking and friend raising informational series for community leaders, businesses, vendors, patients and their families, volunteers, SPHS employees, etc. The brief program (which is not a fundraiser) discusses current services, advancements, what distinguishes us from other providers and future plans of the health system.

Continuing the Legacy benefit lunch – annual fundraiser that educates and inspires guests about the Mission, services and advancements, introduces the multi-year giving "Providence Circle" Society, and invites guests to give financial or other support.

Advisory Group

Catch the Spirit Advisors are invited to attend and identify guests to join us at both programs. To RSVP for Catch the Spirit, please call Kathryn Madore at (413) 748-9925 or email kathryn.madore@sphs.com with the date you plan to attend and your guest names.



There are several ways to volunteer throughout the Sisters of Providence Health System. Opportunities are available in the fund development office including working in the office, on the Brightside Golf Classic, Brightside Angels or the Legacy Lunch. 

For more information, please call 413-748-9920  or email FundDevelopment@sphsfunddevelopment.com.

Volunteer opportunities are also open in many areas throughout the health system.  Please contact Nancy Reilly at 413-748-9075 or email her at nancy.reilly@sphs.com.