After extensive research and consideration,
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives is changing its name to Vitalyst Health Foundation.
For nearly two decades, our philanthropic work grew and evolved, while our name – and what it was perceived to represent – did not. Research and direct stakeholder feedback confirmed that the St. Luke’s Health Initiatives name did not reflect the depth and breadth of our work, creating associations that were not only inaccurate but confusing.
Rather than continue to explain who we are not, we embarked on the search for a name that represents who we ARE. We concluded that our name should concisely answer the questions:
- Who are we? We are a foundation focused on health.
- Why do we exist? Improved health results in renewed vitality for both the individual and community.
- How do we succeed? By serving as a convener and catalyst for change.
And so our quest for community vitality, combined with our role as a catalyst, has now transformed us into Vitalyst Health Foundation. Rest assured, our name has changed but our mission, passion and dedication to our four essential priorities all remain.
The dictionary tells us that vitality represents “exuberant physical strength or mental vigor; the power to live or grow.” It reveals a catalyst as “a person or event that causes change or action; an element causing a reaction to happen more quickly.”
As Vitalyst Health Foundation, we look forward to meeting you at the nexus of these two definitions, where you’ll find our mission, our work and our people. Thank you for joining us in the continuing quest to improve the health of all Arizonans.
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