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Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to St. Luke’s University Health Network. Here are their stories.

Giving Back by Paying It Forward

Many graduates of the St. Luke’s School of Nursing have accomplished nursing careers. One such nurse, Kathy Stine Cope, Class of 1951, owes her success to the school’s former director, Miss M. Naomi Houser.

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Support for Our Future Nurses

Doris M. Begala Ursic loved to share stories about how much she enjoyed her time at the St. Luke’s School of Nursing. When she died in 2021, she had instructed her family to make a gift to the school in her memory to support future nurses.

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93-Year-Old Hospital Volunteer’s Life Saved By St. Luke’s Expert

The co-founder of St. Luke’s consignment shop experienced a medical emergency and when referred back to her beloved St. Luke’s for a second opinion, an expert physician saved her life.

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A Faithful and Generous Heart

Born on New Year’s Day, Roseanne Beidler is 87 years young and goes by the nickname “Penny.” A current resident at Moravian Village in Bethlehem, Penny entertains her fellow residents with her jokes and quick wit. “No matter what you are going through in life,” says Penny with a smile, “no one can take away your sense of humor.”

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A Final Act of Generosity

For Jane R. Kiscadden, one piece of important advice led her down a path of serving others and making a difference for patients in need. When Jane was young, her mother unexpectedly passed away, but she was fortunate to find a role model in a friend of her father's who told her: The best way to make your way in life is to get a good education. Jane took this to heart, pursued her passion for helping others and lived a fulfilling and impactful life until her passing in 2020.

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Love of Community, Legacy of Giving Back

When Frank Vassa thought about the best way to honor the memory of his late wife, Heather, one thing immediately came to mind: community support.

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Leaving a Legacy for Education

Arnold Cook, DDS, MSD, was a well-known orthodontist in Bethlehem for nearly 50 years. After his retirement, Dr. Cook knew he wanted to donate his office building, but he wasn't sure where it would make the most impact.

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