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February 9, 2016 Visit Our Web Site

Image of Fred NajjarWelcome to the latest edition of Philanthropy Impact. We have some exciting news to share this quarter as our fundraising foundations continue to make dramatic impacts on our healing ministry. Through December 31, our foundations have worked closely with local donors to raise more than $55.4 million (represents a $5.7 million positive variance compared to budget).

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Gretler Trust Gives an Endowment to Saint Francis Foundation
The Myron and Pilar Gretler Trust recently gave a $1.9 million endowment to the Saint Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara in support of geriatric care across the region. Read More »
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Phillies Awards Honor Foundation Excellence
Over 180 foundation staff converged on Anaheim, California on February 4 and 5 for Philanthropy’s annual education summit, entitled "Philanthropy Reimagined". Read More »
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
 - Walt Disney
Stories of Philanthropic Impact

$1M to Barrow Neurological Foundation for ALS Research
Barrow Neurological Foundation has received a planned gift from the charitable trust of David Van Denburgh. Read More »

Flinn Foundation Gifts $1M for New Cardiology Fellowship Program
St. Joseph’s Foundation received a $1 million gift from the Flinn Foundation to permanently endow a new fellowship program supporting promising new physician training in cardiology at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Read More »

A Gift to Benefit The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Barrow Neurological Foundation has received an estate gift with an estimated future value between $800,000 and $1 million from Dr. and Mrs. Smith. Read More »

Major Bequest to St. Mary Medical Center Foundation
St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach received a planned giving distribution of $1.2 Million from the Estate of Helen Bazzeni, a long-time friend and benefactor of the medical center. Read More »

Second Annual Celebrity Fight Night Italy Generates Support for Parkinson’s Disease
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation donated $750,000 to Barrow Neurological Foundation after hosting its second annual Celebrity Fight Night Italy event in Florence and Rome along with Andrea Bocelli and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
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Gifts to Dominican Hospital Foundation Launch Healing Gardens
The Healing Courtyards Initiative will transform six garden areas on hospital grounds to reduce stress and promote healing for patients and their families. Read More »

Grant to St. John’s Healthcare Foundation for Catheterization Lab
The City of Camarillo is generously supporting the new patient addition at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital through a grant of $500,000 to equip the Catheterization Lab. Read More »

Gift to Northridge Hospital Foundation for Infusion Center
The Northridge Hospital Foundation has received a lead gift of $500,000 from the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) for the Chemotherapy Infusion Center. Read More »

Helping Researchers Identify Ways to Slow Brain Tumor Growth
A tremendous gift of $300,000 from The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation to Barrow Neurological Foundation will support a study conducted at Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute to identify safe and more effective treatments for slowing the growth of brain tumors. Read More »

Fast Tracking Brain Cancer Research
With generous support from The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute has launched a revolutionary fast-track approach to brain cancer research — the first of its kind — giving new hope to brain cancer patients. Read More »

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