For over 100 years, charitable support from the community has made an incredible impact on both CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and local families. Because of this community’s generous support, the Hospital has made significant strides in the medical technology and essential healthcare services provided to this region, including improving pediatric medical care services and health education opportunities through the nationally recognized Children’s Miracle Network program.

The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation oversees the philanthropic efforts of the Hospital. These efforts include annual fundraisers, special events, major gift fundraising, capital campaigns, and planned giving. The Foundation partners with area families, individuals and businesses to connect our community outreach missions together to create exemplary healthcare. This provides an opportunity for the community to give to an area of the Hospital, through the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation, where the donor wants to make the most impact. Areas of support through the philanthropy efforts include the Regional Cancer Center, capital needs, Children’s Miracle Network, educational programs, heart health, mental health, and prevention and wellness programs.

CMN_Horiz_4CChildren’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help improve pediatric medical care services and health education opportunities throughout the Southwest Louisiana Region. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network each year reaching out to thousands of kids in the communities we serve. Donations to the Children’s Miracle Network create local miracles by funding advanced pediatric equipment at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and by providing program assistance and support to area organizations and non-profit agencies committed to helping children of all ages and walks of life.

Through its continuous efforts, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $7 million to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals.

  • Children’s Miracle Network Annual Events
  • Children’s Miracle Network Allocations Program
  • Miracle Kids
  • Corporate Partners


CMN20Cookbook204SALEPoster1The Lake Charles Chapter of Louisiana Credit Union League is proud to offer a collection of recipes from members of area credit unions. Staff, volunteers and members have come together to creat a cookbook that will make an ideal gift. Each cookbook is $15 and can be picked up at the following credit Unions:

  • Access of Louisiana FCU
  • Beauregard School Employees FCU
  • Boise Southern Empolyees FCU
  • Calcasieu Federal Empolyees FCU
  • Calcasieu Parish Empolyees FCU
  • Calcasieu Teachers & Empolyees FCU
  • Davison Empolyees FCU
  • Firestone Lake Charles FCU
  • Jame Ward, Jr. FCU
  • Jefferson Davis Teachers FCU
  • Lake Charles Municipal FCU
  • Pelican Stae CU
  • Main Street Financial FCU
  • McNeese FCU
  • Montell FCU
  • Old Spanish Trail CU
  • South Jennings Catholic FCU
  • Southwest Louisiana CU

Cookbooks can also be purchased at the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Healthly Living Market Place.


The Foundation was developed 2005 to respond to the desires of patients, their families and the community to donate to the Hospital to assist us in providing exemplary health cares services to the region. The Foundation oversees all philanthropic efforts of the Hospital. That includes annual fundraisers, special events, major gift fundraising, capital campaigns and planned giving programs. It is governed by a board of directors, who represent the cultural diversity and values of southwest Louisiana.

The Philanthropy office has an experienced staff with expertise in annual event planning, database management, capital campaigns, major gift fundraising and planned giving programs. The Foundation provides an opportunity for the Hospital to expand its philanthropic efforts to improve outcomes of patients