May 2016 – Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to announce the members of the Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR) Committee. The seven member committee includes Sr. Nancy Christopher, Chaplain, Florida Hospital Tampa; Richard Galentino, Vice President Health Stream; Carl Lavender, President Quantum Management Resources; Sr. Maria Pereira dos Santos, Chaplain, St Joseph’s Hospital; Samantha Richardson, President, Gathering of Women; Sr. Anne Martin Robonie, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany; and Sr. Patricia Tyre, Registered Nurse, St. Joseph’s Hospital.
ACOR grants provide short-term support to local community projects that are in keeping with the mission, vision, and direction of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. ACOR grants are unique among Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ grant programs in that they do not have a geographic restriction. Rather, they require a direct affiliation with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Associates or Trinity Health. Since 1999, Allegany has invested more than $5.8 million through ACOR to support to organizations that improve the health wellness and quality of life through a holistic approach to education or direct service. View a list of ACOR recent grants at www.afmfl.org. The committee is supported by Erin Baird, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Director of Grants and Technology.
“Allegany Franciscan Ministries is privileged to benefit from the leadership of these individuals on our committee,” said Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ president and CEO. “All have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to our ministry and meeting the needs of those who are marginalized and underserved in our communities.”
About Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.
Allegany Franciscan Ministries is rooted in the tradition and vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, providing grants and working with community partners in three regions of Florida formerly served by the Sisters’ hospitals: Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, and the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Since awarding its first grant in 1998, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has invested over $76 million to more than 1400 organizations serving those most in need in these communities. In addition to awarding grants, its staff and volunteers work collaboratively with community partners and other funders to create healthier, safer, and more prosperous places where the most vulnerable residents can live, learn, work and play. A part of Trinity Health, its mission is to serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within communities served. For more information, please visit Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ website at www.afmfl.org.