June 2017
Remembering Our First Chairman, Friend

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our Chairman Emeritus and dear friend, Dr. Adrian Bennett Cairns Jr., has passed away.

Dr. Cairns was one of the founders of St. Tammany Hospital Foundation. He was part of a small group of community-minded individuals that saw the need for a foundatio n and worked tirelessly to make this vision a reality. A
beloved physician in the community, Dr. Cairns brought credibility and passion to our foundation. He served as the first chairman of the board from 2003 to 2008 and in 2009, the title of "Chairman Emeritus" was conferred on him.

Dr. Cairns was a natural born healer who knew from the time he was five years old that he wanted to be a doctor. After medical school, he joined the army and served as the only otolaryngologist for the base at Fort Knox while simultaneously running a free clinic in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. In 1946, he returned to New Orleans to practice medicine with his father. A very long and successful career followed eventually bringing him to Covington where he joined the staff at STPH and served on the hospital's Board of Commissioners. Upon his retirement in 2003, he was asked by John Evans to help lead the effort of startin g a foundation for our hospital.

Dr. Cairns had a deep love for St. Tammany Parish Hospital and was a gener ous supporter along with his wife, Cher. He leaves a legacy of leadership, service and philanthropy. In 2008, the foundation created an award in his honor, affectionately known as "The Adrian," that is given each year to an exceptional friend of the foundation who has supported us through in-kind giving.

St. Tammany Hospital Foundation will remain forever grateful to Dr. Cairns for his numerous contributions in how the f oundation began, who we are and who we will become.

To view the obituary for Dr. Cairns,  please click here.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 28
Deadline to submit artist applications for Healing Arts exhibit

Tuesday, August 1
Healing Arts Rotating Gallery opens

Saturday, August 26

Saturday, October 21
Monster Mash
In the News

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Northshore Home Builder Association's Raising the Roof for Charity Raffle House, Michael Taylor Jr.!

The Foundation is currently accepting artist applications for the next exhibit in the Healing Arts Rotating Gallery Series taking place August 1 - September 26.

Artist Applications will be accepted through June 28.

To learn more, click here
Honoring Our MVPs

The foundation held its Annual Leadership Recognition Celebration on May 18 at Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington where we celebrated our 2016 supporters and recognized donors who were new to the Donor Wall of Honor or whose donations enabled them to reach a new plateau of giving.

The evening's program featured reflections from Paul Myers, Northshore Market President for Metairie Bank, on the Donor Perspective in addition to a special award presentation to Kids & Family Northshore as this year's "The Adrian" award recipient for their generous in-kind contributions since 2001. Elizabeth Heil accepted the award, which is named for Dr. Adrian Cairns, Foundation Chairman Emeritus.

The event's theme "Honoring Our MVPs" was evident in the sports themed decor, tailgate-inspired menu, festive jazz music, marquee MVP lights and gourmet popcorn favors.

See more photos from this year's recognition celebration here.
Spring Event Success

The foundation had a busy start to 2017 with the return of Gurney Games after a five-year hiatus and the 6th Annual Get Lucky! Golf Tournament both held this Spring.

Sixteen teams and more than 200 spectators came together for the epic return of Gurney Games presented by FLWB Architects on Sunday, March 26 at the Covington Trailhead.

Teams paraded down the street and raced in tandem with other teams for fastest time.

Ashley Rodrigue of WWL-TV, Charles Dowdy of WYLK-The Lake and Kieran Weldon of FLWB Architects served as judges.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, participants, volunteers and in-kind donors who made this event a success, raising more than $14,000 in support of the foundation.

See more pictures from this year's Gurney Games here.

The 6th Annual Get Lucky! Golf Tournament sponsored by Canteen Vending Services was held on Thursday, April 27 at Money Hill Golf Course & Country Club.

27 teams participated in this year's event, which featured excellent food, beverage, gifts and prizes for the golfers. 

Congratulations to our Winners:
1st Place - FLWB Architects
2nd Place - Liberty Self Storage
3rd Place - Honda of Covington

This year's tournament raised more than $45,000 in support of the foundation. Thank you to all sponsors, participants, volunteers and in-kind donors for your support.

See photos from the tournament here. 

For more information on supporting the foundation's special events, contact Melanie Rudolph at 985-898-4141.
Gearing up for the 29th Annual Monster Mash!

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center is gearing up for the 29th annual Monster Mash event presented by Metairie Bank Northshore.

This year's Monster Mash will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at Bogue Falaya Park in downtown Covington.

There are many opportunities to support this event as a corporate sponsor or food, shopping or community village vendor.

Corporate Sponsor Opportunities
Corporate Sponsor Pledge Form
Food Village Vendor Application
Shopping Village Vendor Application
Community Village Vendor Application

The Parenting Center is also looking for volunteers to serve on the Monster Mash Planning Committee. For more information, visit stph.org/MonsterMash or call 985-898-4435.

For information on sponsoring the Mash, contact Melanie Rudolph at 985-898-4141.
Our Community Gives Back

Sharing the Love...
Baldwin Subaru recently donated $10,000 to the foundation from their annual Share the   Love
From left: Melanie Rudolph, STHF; John Baldwin; Richard Baldwin; Sharon Urquhart, Baldwin; Nicole Suhre, STHF
campaign, in which Subaru partners with national and local nonprofits to raise money for the community. 

"It is through generous donations and corporate partnerships that the foundation is able to help STPH provide world-class healthcare, close to home," said Melanie Rudolph, foundation specialist. "We are humbled and grateful to have Baldwin Subaru as a partner in our mission."

Thank you to John Baldwin and Baldwin Subaru for your support of St. Tammany Hospital  Foundation!

An Evening of Dancing...
The Foundation is partnering with Ruby's Kids, a 501(c)(3) organization formed to provide Christmas to families with children in the hospital during the holidays, for An Evening of Dancing at the Southern Hotel.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit St. Tammany Parish Hospital this holiday season.

Saturday, August 26
6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Southern Hotel

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  The event will feature live music, prizes, a cash bar and 50/50 raffle.

For more information, contact Shirley Rodriguez Flick at 985-847-9727 or Celeste Oelking at 985-630-4282.