The Foundling celebrates its 100th Anniversary with Cardinal Spellman officiating a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

As The Foundling grows, more space is needed to serve the community. With the needs of children and families in mind, a state-of-the-art building is erected on Third Avenue at 68th Street in Manhattan.

St. Mary’s Shelter for Pregnant Women is established, beginning our the long legacy of caring for mothers in vulnerable situations. The program supported women from pregnancy through birth, helping newborns stay healthy and facilitating hundreds of adoptions.

The Foundling’s Pediatric Nurse training program is established. The nursing school became a large division of The Foundling, providing professional training for hundreds of nurses into the 1970s.

The Foundling celebrates its Golden Jubilee. In those first 50 years, 70,100 children were admitted and 16,967 mothers were helped.

St. John’s Pediatric Hospital is added to The Foundling’s 68th Street complex to address the medical needs of the children.

Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon establishes a day nursery for pre-school children of working mothers, one of the first of its kind to tailor to the needs of mothers in the workforce.

The Foundling moves to its new home on East 68th Street, a complex built with many special needs of children in mind.

The Foundling’s first recorded adoption occurs, realizing the intent of the Sisters of Charity to place all of their children in permanent and loving settings.

The Foundling receives a state grant for $100,000 to build a home to children on the Upper East Side.