Angie Bruscato

Daily Point of Light # 3502 Jul 6, 2007

Angie Bruscato joined the St. Francis Medical Center volunteer program in May of 1975. As of December 31, 2006, she has volunteered 15,849 hours of services to St. Francis Medical Center. She has continually demonstrated the mission of St. Francis Medical Center by her commitment to reaching out to others in their time of need. She has brought comfort and hope to patients and their families with her sincere concern for their welfare. Bruscato has helped to raise $450,000 to benefit St. Francis Medical Center.

During her 32 years of service, she has held many positions as a volunteer and on the Auxiliary Executive Board. Bruscato's many volunteer duties have included: volunteering at the information desk, making grief bags for bereaved survivors, knitting Christmas stockings for babies born in December to be carried home in. She has also served as Chairperson of the American Society Daffodil Days in March, which arranges and delivers bouquets to cancer patients at St. Francis.

Since July of 2003, her main duty has been as Chairperson of the Gift Shop. In this position, she purchases merchandise, restocks candy and magazines, and helps to assign duties/work schedules for volunteers. Since 2003, the Gift Shop has donated over $200,000 of its profits to St. Francis Medical Center.

During her 32 years, she has held many positions on the St. Francis Auxiliary Executive Board. She has been the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee. She currently holds a position on the Board as Chairperson of Fundraising.

Since 1988, Bruscato has been the Chairperson of Fundraising for the St. Francis Auxiliary where she has coordinated 5 vendor sales per year. The duties involved include coordinating the date that vendors come to the hospital, personally overseeing each event while it is in progress, and handling all financial responsibilities of each fundraiser. The proceeds are given back to St. Francis Medical Center. The profits have helped St. Francis with the expenses of purchasing equipment and other departmental patient needs, including renovating the Intensive Care Waiting room, Surgery Waiting room, and the Emergency Room Waiting area. Since 1988, Mrs. Bruscato has helped raise over $250,000 from fundraising with $22,996 profits from 2006.

Bruscato has dedicated her time, talent, and energy to helping others. Her commitment to service is a true example of citizenship. She is truly an unsung hero to St. Francis Medical Center and the St. Francis Volunteer program.