What Does a Philanthropist Look Like?
As the most recent CPMC Foundation annual report shows, philanthropists are as varied as the endlessly diverse and fascinating population of the Bay Area itself. They come from many walks of life, and their giving reflects their distinctive circumstances, experiences and passions.
Rita Archibald, RN: For a decade, a hospital employee has tithed a portion of her nurse’s salary toward programs that help underserved women and children.
The Chi Family: The three adult children of an accident victim have established a Brain Injury Peer Support Fund in their mom’s memory to help other families like theirs.
The Ciucci Family and the Daly City Fire Department: The Daly City firefighters run an annual golf tournament to support cancer research, paying tribute to a colleague who died at a young age from the disease.
Mimi Haas: The president of a private foundation touches the lives of thousands of local at-risk children by directing substantial funds to early childhood health and development programs.
Hospitalized Elder Life Program (HELP): Funded by philanthropy and delivered by volunteers, an innovative new service for our elderly patients is reducing falls and lowering readmission rates.
Paul May and Frank Stein: A CPMC physician expresses his heartfelt thanks to grateful patients who funded a new cardiovascular echo imaging machine.
Josephine Markovich: A retired special education teacher makes a singular contribution to medical progress and excellence through 15 charitable annuities she has funded over a dozen years.
Roberta Neustadter: A 100-year-old woman has been a key supporter of a program that brings the benefits of ancient Eastern healing practices to one of the most advanced, high-tech medical centers in the city.
And then there’s you...
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