Current Campaigns

Providing hope & healing


We provide hope and healing to patients in need and crisis support for our own associates, always being mindful of those who are struggling financially.

The Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford supports the mission of Ascension Saint Thomas – to provide spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of our communities.

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Lee and Susan Moss Family NICU Expansion
Power of Pink Fund
Associate Giving Campaign
Annual Giving and Giving Societies
Tribute Gifts

Our Current Campaigns

As a not-for-profit health care system, we rely on donors to help meet the needs of those we serve.

Current Nashville foundation campaign contributions provide direct support for the poor and uninsured, the development of facilities, patient care innovations, clinical research, scholarships and continuing education opportunities. Learn more about our current campaigns and how to get involved below!

Lee and Susan Moss Family NICU Expansion

The need for NICU services is increasing as Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford cares for an average of 421 NICU infants each year. Our campaign goal is to reach $250,000.

The Lee and Susan Moss Family NICU at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford must undergo a major renovation to bring excellent patient care to the next level with up-to-date facility features that will enhance the family stay, and reinforce the superior treatment provided by the medical team. The anticipated project will expand the NICU from a 16 bed NICU to a 22 bed NICU.

Donations can be made to the Dr. Jim Boerner Nursery-Pediatric Fund. To learn more about the NICU renovation and ways you can help, please call the Ascension Rutherford Foundation at 615-396-4809.

Power of Pink Fund

“Every day, a radiologist may interpret over 100 diagnostic and screening studies, each of which has the potential to make a profound difference in a patient’s life.” — Dr. Max Moss

100% of the money raised for Power of Pink Fund provides mammography for underinsured and uninsured women in Rutherford County, including screenings, diagnostics, ultrasounds and MRIs. As well as free education and wellness programs for breast cancer survivors.

In FY 2021, the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation’s Power of Pink Fund was able to provide over 540 mammograms and diagnostics for women in our county. The Power of Pink Fund also provided $500,000 to support the Our Mission in Motion Coach Refurbishment and purchase of a new coach. To support women in Rutherford County who lack the resources for breast cancer prevention and the early detection of breast cancer, click the button below to give to the ASTR Foundation.

Associate Giving Campaign

 “I give because I receive such a blessing to see coworkers receive the much needed financial assistance to finish their career goals. To be on the side line and see a PCT become an RN is all the reason I need to give. Life can be hard and get in the way of one finishing their career goals. We all need encouragement along the way.” – Gay Ensey

One of the Foundation’s largest and most supportive donor communities are our own medical staff and associates. All employees are invited to contribute to the mission-inspired work of the Foundation through either an annual gift or by enrolling to make a payroll deduction. As a new associate or as an existing employee we invite you to learn more about how your donation can help a particular department or charitable endeavor of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford ministry.

Annual Giving and Giving Societies

Annual gifts of all sizes are the sustaining dollars of our Foundation. These gifts represent financial support from grateful patients, friends, and community supporters who value our mission. These annual donations fall into two distinct categories:  1) unrestricted giving, which supports the most immediate hospital and patient priorities and 2) restricted giving, which can be directed to a special interest of the donor.
For those donors who choose to give at the $1,000 level or greater, we have a variety of annual recognition societies in which we honor your generous support. Plus, Rutherford Society members will be invited to an exclusive black-tie event with Tim Tebow speaking in March as a thank you.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are an opportunity to support our mission while also paying tribute to someone you care about or wish to recognize. Perfect for honoring an exploratory caregiver or any loved one, these gifts express gratitude to the recipient. Of course, these gifts are also lovely tributes to make in the memory of someone who has passed away as a special remembrance.

Our nursing staff was amazing. They sat and prayed with us on the hardest days and celebrated with us when we got to leave. We 100% believe that our nurses’ quick recognition and action is the reason our baby girl is still here with us today.


Areas of Impact

Your generous support will help guide the future of healthcare in Rutherford county and ensure everyone has access to the highest quality of care from the most compassionate caregivers. 100% of every donation goes directly to our programs.

Over Raised in 2020
Paid For Breast Exams
Assisted Indigent Cancer

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