St. Vincent and United Way Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement to Drive Lasting Community Impact

St. Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli and United Way of Central Indiana President and CEO Ann Murtlow sign strategic partnership agreement at the United Way Board Retreat


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – This morning, the United Way of Central Indiana Board of Directors kicked off their annual retreat with a ceremonial signing of a new strategic partnership agreement with St. Vincent Health, Inc. The strategic partnership will benefit the communities where both United Way and St. Vincent are located through workplace campaigns and other philanthropic programs. United Way President and CEO Ann D. Murtlow and St. Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli signed the agreement in United Way’s headquarters located at 2955 North Meridian Street.


St. Vincent has been a longstanding supporter and partner of United Way. The nonprofit hospital has been recognized by United Way of Central Indiana with the “Company That Cares” award as well as the prestigious “Spirit United” award in 2011.


The Strategic Partnership Agreement between United Way and St. Vincent was established to further both organizations’ ability to make measurable progress in their respective communities, by providing exceptional value to corporate partners and to United Ways around the state.


The partnership includes the following commitments:

  • Align on community impact opportunities that further the community priorities of St. Vincent and United Way.
  • Drive greater focus on meaningful year-round employee engagement to strengthen both community impact and philanthropic spirit.
  • Identify best practices for associate volunteer activities across markets, and enhancing donor experience.




“The United Way has been able to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable populations in our city,” said Jonathan Nalli, CEO, St. Vincent Indiana and Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare. “It is our hope that this partnership will allow us to make an even greater impact in the communities we serve.”


This is the third strategic partnership agreement between United Way of Central Indiana and a major corporate partner. In February of 2016, United Way Worldwide, United Way of Central Indiana and Eli Lilly and Company signed an agreement that elevated Lilly employee engagement, advocacy and volunteerism in communities across the globe. In March of 2017, OneAmerica signed an agreement emphasizing the company’s values of improving the quality of life in its shared community while being a strategic partner with United Way, focusing on overall impact through ongoing volunteerism and advocacy, in addition to dollars raised and invested.


“We are grateful for our partnership with St. Vincent, which truly allows us to further our mission of fighting for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community,” said Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana. “Through strengthening our existing strategic alliance, we are well-positioned to create significant social impact.”


About St. Vincent

In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit