The Emergency Compassion Fund at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College was established by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2017 to help Goldfarb students who encounter unexpected emergency or crisis situations that would affect their ability to complete their education.
The fund was created to honor former nurse and Washington University School of Nursing graduate Patricia Girard Pape and her husband, James Pape (pictured on the right). It was initiated by their children as a tribute to their parent’s legacy of caring for others. The Pape’s oldest daughter, Debbie Fraser, had reached out to the Foundation to discuss the best way to remember the Papes and felt her parents would have wanted to help nursing students who are struggling to attend school due to unexpected life events.
Emergency support granted from the fund ranges in amount. It may be used for everything from food and clothing to rent or utilities if someone is suddenly facing a serious financial crisis. The assistances is often given to students who are living at home and depending on help from their family, but then a parent suddenly loses a job or suffers a health crisis.
You have an opportunity to help students in crisis by making a gift to support The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Emergency Compassion Fund. To make a gift, please call Marilyn Sheperd at 314.286.2241 or make a gift online by filling out the form below.