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Image of Fred NajjarWe have a huge fundraising revenue goal this year — the largest we’ve ever set — to raise $124.9 million. Through the third quarter, Dignity Health affiliated fundraising foundations raised $78.4 million compared to a third quarter year-to-date budget of $80 million, which reflects a $1.6 million negative variance. I know in these final weeks leading up to fiscal year-end that our foundations feel the pressure to make up that difference and meet our goal. I also know how committed each and every one of our philanthropy team members is to raising these dollars in support of our mission to provide compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services while serving and advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. Read More »

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The 1,166-acre ranch and oil leases gifted to Mercy Hospital

GRATITUDE SPOTLIGHT:
A Story of Impact

Mrs. Adelaide Karpe made a lasting, transformational gift more than four decades ago that continues to support Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield today.

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Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski and Dignity Health President Lloyd Dean

DONOR SPOTLIGHT:
2018 Humankindness Gala

Dignity Health Foundation hosted its third annual Humankindness Gala on May 10 to showcase kindness and to address social issues facing communities served by Dignity Health, raising $1.4 million.

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Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stories of Philanthropic Impact
Representatives of the S.H. Ho Foundation and the Glendale Memorial FoundationGlendale Memorial Health Foundation secured a $2.5 million gift from the S.H. Ho Foundation. This donation, the largest philanthropic contribution in Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center’s history, is earmarked for the foundation’s Humankindness in the Making initiative.

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Barrow Neurological InstituteThe J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation donated $800,000 to Barrow Neurological Foundation in early 2018 to support the Neuroplex — an integrated, centralized building that brings together clinical research, neurology, and neurosurgery in a state-of-the-art space.

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State-of-the-art equipment is shown at Sequoia HospitalSequoia Hospital Foundation received a generous $600,000 gift from the estate of Joseph and Ida Rodondi. The gift has been designated in support of Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital’s award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Portrait of foundation trustee Gina SmithSt. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation recently announced that foundation trustee Gina Smith has established a charitable trust to support the future expansion of Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center’s emergency room.

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Employees at Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican's Pediatric Centers make the hand-heart gestureSt. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have worked together to raise $700,130 from 23 local sponsors in support of Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican's Pediatric Centers in Henderson, Nev.

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Logo for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals showing stylizedEmployees at Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican's Pediatric Centers make heart symbols with their hands balloon graphicBakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is pleased to announce a $291,724 gift in support of children’s services at Dignity Health Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.

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