Steinmetz endowment supports hospital

Edwin Steinmetz was extremely dedicated to his community throughout his life. A banker in the St. Clair area, he volunteered much of his time to helping establish a hospital for his community, ensuring the facility was exceptional in care and financially sound. For over 30 years, with his wife Shirley beside him, Edwin guided the vision for what became Ascension River District Hospital. As a founding member of the hospital, he served on its board for many years.

Upon Edwin’s death, the Steinmetz family selected Ascension River District Hospital as a beneficiary of memorial gifts, and the outpouring was tremendous. With the memorial gifts received, along with a generous donation from Shirley, an endowment was established to provide a legacy honoring the couple and to offer a source of perpetual revenue for future needs of the hospital through the interest generated by the secured donation. The Edwin and Shirley Steinmetz Endowment Fund will support the hospital's greatest needs to maintain cutting-edge technology, programs, education and comfortable facilities.

If you would like to make a gift to support the Edwin and Shirley Steinmetz Endowment Fund, please go to: Ways To Give, or call 313-343-7480.