Why I Give: Mitch Rodeberg
“I never felt like I was just a volunteer. When you see someone who is good at their job and is passionate about it, you want to be a part of that team.” — Mitch Rodeberg
Mitch Rodeberg has been a beloved volunteer at Saint Luke’s South Hospital for more than a decade. He began his journey in 2008 after becoming bored in retirement. Saint Luke’s South at the time was recruiting volunteers to help drive a shuttle service on campus. Soon, Mitch was volunteering all over campus. From admissions, to supply chain, to marketing, and even IT, Mitch became a familiar face inside the walls of Saint Luke’s South. Mitch later would be named Volunteer of the Year in 2019 and again in 2021 for all his work supporting the Saint Luke’s mission.
“I never felt like I was just a volunteer,” Mitch said. “When you see someone who is good at their job and is passionate about it, you want to be a part of that team.”
By volunteering and financially supporting Saint Luke’s through Saint Luke’s Foundation, Mitch says he feels a part of a compassionate and influential team.
For Mitch, being able to donate to specific programs or entities within Saint Luke’s allows him to make a difference while also seeing tangible results. Through his charitable support of Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, Mitch has been able to see the remarkable strides Saint Luke’s has made in treating Stage 4 breast cancer. “I feel like the donations I have made are helping improve the lives of patients,” he said.
Beyond volunteering his time and donating to the Foundation, Mitch also has been providing meals to health care workers to show his appreciation for their work during the pandemic. You can still catch Mitch’s friendly face throughout the halls of Saint Luke’s South, ensuring no patient is lost and no job goes undone.
Thank you Mitch for your dedication to the Saint Luke's team.
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