Good help feels like home.

“Many things, great and good, start with a dream. Dreams provide us not only with the rest and revitalization, but with ideas hope and even our destiny. But dreams are not enough. It takes hard work, careful planning, generosity and sacrifice to bring a dream to fruition. I know of no other path.” – Bill Reinhart, son of Evelyn D. Reinhart

In the spring of 2014, the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House was dedicated in the presence of donors, Bon Secours leaders, volunteers and community guests. On that day of celebration, an important stage in the continuum of care and a vital element of the ministry of hospitality at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital joined together.

Since welcoming its first guest on June 9, 2014, the Reinhart Guest House has served more than 3,200 families in need, offering not just a home away from home, but also a sanctuary of compassion for caregivers and families of patients at St. Mary’s.

The Reinhart Family Foundation made a heartfelt gift of $1 million to name the Guest House in honor of their beloved mother and wife Evelyn D. Reinhart. In 2016, Bud Reinhart and family established the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House Endowment by making an initial investment of $250,000 and challenging the Bon Secours organization to raise $500,000, which will be matched at a rate of $1 per $2, resulting in another investment of $250,000 paid to the fund. The challenge must be met by December 31, 2017. The $1 million dollar endowment will help sustain the Reinhart Guest House operations for years to come.

How can you help?

Include the Reinhart Guest House Endowment at St. Mary’s Hospital in your giving plans.

Naming opportunities at the Reinhart Guest House are available with an endowment contribution.

For more information on these unique mays to give, please contact Lisa Patten, executive director, at 804-314-1579 or

Donations can be mailed to:

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation

c/o Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House

5008 Monument Avenue

2nd Floor

Richmond, VA 23230

You can also give online! Visit our website for more information.

Thank you so much for your support in helping us provide good help to those in need by giving families who are in from out of town a home away from home while they care for their loved ones.