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Providence Way benefits Greatest Need Fund

The 15th annual Providence Way dedication was held on Wednesday, September 25. Many individuals have been honored and remembered throughout the 15 years of Providence way. Among those remembered this year was Mary Anne Hanson, who passed away in 2011 after being diagnosed with cancer. Mary Anne’s children, Vince and Kimberly, dedicated a bench in her memory, and have said “the compassion and true love each and every person showed at St. Peter Hospital will remain engrained with our family forever.”

This year also marked a special acknowledgement marking the retirement of Nancy J. Riordan, Providence St. Peter Foundation Executive Director for over 25 years. Two special pieces were installed this year to recognize her remarkable contributions to the Providence mission. A hand-carved commemorative stone with sundial, a gift from foundation board members, staff, and friends, was installed near the entrance of Providence Way, along with a paver, sponsored by members of the Providence Philanthropy Directors Council.

Riordan announced her retirement plans this past May and continues to serve as executive director through early November.

About Providence Way

Providence Way is a unique space in a peaceful and relaxing setting where patients, families, friends and staff can seek respite. Gifts to Providence Way are designated to the Greatest Need Fund, which enables the Foundation to support many needs within the local Providence ministries. More information is available online.