Guests at the SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Celebration of Philanthropy enjoyed a cocktail reception and hors d’oevres at Moulin Meeting and Events on Chouteau. This event served to recognize the Mid-America Transplant Jane Beckman Endowed Chair Gift in support of the Transplant Center at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Paul Ross, president of SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, welcomed members of the foundation's Board of Trustees, SLU Hospital Transplant Team and the Mid-America Transplant Board of Directors. Dr. Krista Lentine, the endowed chairperson, and honoree Jane Beckman spoke at the event about their passion and commitment to transplantation.

SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis launched in 2018 to serve health needs throughout the St. Louis metro area and metro east. The foundation supports vital patient-centered programs and campaigns to fulfill the SSM Health mission: “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” and allow philanthropic investments to make a meaningful impact.