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Carrying On A Family Legacy of Giving Back

D'Arcy Buick GMC General Manager Nick D'Arcy (right), Jeanette D'Arcy (left) and Judy Avery attend the Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet Gala in 2019, in Joliet, Illinois.

The D’Arcy family has a family legacy of giving back generously to the Joliet community. Through D’Arcy Buick GMC’s presenting sponsorship of the Ascension Illinois Foundation South Regional Golf Outing, General Manager and Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet Foundation Board Vice Chair Nick D’Arcy continues that tradition today. The sold-out golf outing — held on September 27, 2021 — will benefit communities Ascension Illinois serves throughout the south suburban Chicago area.

Nick D’Arcy said his grandma, Jeanette D’Arcy, has always been deeply involved with Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet, and served as a charter member and past president of the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary. She was especially close with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the order of nuns that founded the hospital in 1882, he said.

Her passion for the family’s local hospital and community — and the meaningful relationships that sprang from it — inspire Nick D’Arcy to carry on with that involvement today. Faith was a big part of what drew his grandma to helping at Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet. Nick’s leadership is also connected to his desire to keep a strong local hospital in the community he and his family care so much about.

Nick D'Arcy (middle left) golfs with his foursome at the 2019 Ascension Illinois Foundation South Regional Golf Outing at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

“This is where I’m going if something happens,” he said. “The money they’re trying to raise now will help the hospital grow. We’ve got to make sure this hospital stays here and that it’s the best it can be.”

The support of D’Arcy Buick GMC and many other local leaders and generous donors made it possible for Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet in late 2020 to become the first hospital in Will County to launch a structural heart program, allowing the county’s residents to get the most advanced cardiovascular care available today close to their homes and support systems.

“Ascension Illinois can lead that charge into the future of medicine and the future of the hospital,” said Nick D’Arcy. “We’re just giving what we can to maintain the health of the community.”

Terry D’Arcy (right), Nick's father and D'Arcy Buick GMC Dealer Principal, and James "J.D." Wright, MD, receive the Founders’ Award, Ascension Saint Joseph - Joliet's highest honor, at the gala in 2009.



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