Our Charities

Medical Services & Research

Jack Kagan was a long-time supporter of local hospitals as well as the latest efforts in medical research. He made personal friendships with the Directors of the Anne Arundel Medical Center, and was a generous supporter of many of their groundbreaking efforts, especially conducting research and upgrading medical technology within the hospital.

The Foundation seeks to make grants to continue these worthy efforts. Examples include:

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"Your generous contribution will be used to improve health care at CHRISTUS St. Vincent. Your support contributes to a healthier, stronger community that benefits all our residents and visitors. Thank you for making CHRISTUS St. Vincent a better place to heal." -St. Vincent Hospital Foundation

The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation

This Foundation was established in 1980 by forward-thinking, philanthropic community members who recognized the value that philanthropic support could add to a hospital. They founded St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, which is governed by its own independent volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the local community.  The Foundation supports the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Health System in providing excellent, compassionate healthcare to patients and families in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, regardless of ability to pay.

Bike MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

Bike MS is a fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society, and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors raise funds in order to one day stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost, and end MS forever.  Route distances vary from 15 to 150 miles, with some rides being one or multi-days. The Jack Kagan Foundation annually sponsors Mr. Mike Esmonde, who rides for the MS Florida Chapter.

Family of Friends

Family of Friends is a licensed Florida Assisted Living Facility with the Agency of Healthcare Administration and also holds a Limited Mental Health specialty license. The operating expenses are financed through monthly maintenance fees due for each resident and contributions from the general public. Their 501(c)(3) program is a cost-friendly alternative to higher priced residential placement facilities in the area. They were founded in 1989 by a group of concerned parents, each with a family member with a mental illness who needed a long-term, affordable and therapeutic residential facility.