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Ralph J. Comstock Jr. Light of Philanthropy Award

  • Next Date & Time

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    Thursday, Dec 05, 2024 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
    (Single Session)
  • Venue & Location

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    (Boise Centre East)
    195 S. Capitol Blvd
    Boise, ID 83706
  • Fee & Registration

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    $150, Registration Required


Each year, St. Luke’s highlights individuals who have helped us fulfill our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. 

St. Luke’s wouldn’t be able to fulfill that mission without the support of individuals and businesses throughout our state – and beyond. 

The Ralph J. Comstock Jr. Light of Philanthropy Award is one of the most significant ways St. Luke’s recognizes important individuals for their outstanding achievements in leadership, philanthropy and humanitarianism. Since 1996, the award has been given to leaders in education, business and community, trail blazers in the nonprofit sector and champions of Idaho.

2024 Recipient: Pat McMurray

On December 5, the St. Luke's Health Foundation will be proud to present the 2024 Light of Philanthropy Award to Pat McMurray in recognition of his dedicated service and enduring commitment to advancing philanthropic and humanitarian causes to benefit our community.

  • No-host cocktail reception at 6.
  • Dinner and award program at 7. 
  • Live music and dancing following.

Past Recipients

  • 2023: Dan Krahn
  • 2022: Allen and Dixie Dykman
  • 2019: John Jackson
  • 2018: Doug Oppenheimer
  • 2017: Herb Patriarche
  • 2016: Harry Bettis, Laura Bettis, and Janelle Wise
  • 2015: Bob Hoover
  • 2014: Susan Smith
  • 2013: James A. Kissler
  • 2012: Marilyn Beck
  • 2011: A.J. and Susie Balukoff
  • 2010: Arthur F. "Skip" Oppenheimer
  • 2009: Marilyn Shuler
  • 2008: Anna Margaret Jones
  • 2007: Jim Everett
  • 2006: Judge Stephen Trott
  • 2005: Carolyn Terteling-Payne
  • 2004: Alice Hennessey
  • 2003: Jim and Karin Nelson
  • 2002: Harold Thomas
  • 2001: A. Dale Dunn
  • 2000: Robert V. Hansberger
  • 1999: John and Dee Fery
  • 1998: Velma V. Morrison
  • 1997: J.R. and Esther Simplot
  • 1996: Ralph J. Comstock, Jr. and Larry Kissler


Registration Instructions

Registration will open in summer 2024. Check back for updates.

(208) 381-2122

Recent Recipients

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    Dan Krahn to be presented with St. Luke's Comstock Light of Philanthropy Award

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    John Jackson to be presented with Light of Philanthropy Award

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    Doug Oppenheimer to be honored with Light of Philanthropy Award

  • Blog Post

    Patriarche to be Presented with Light of Philanthropy Award

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