CPMC Foundation Leadership
Building a Solid Foundation for the Future
Thank you donors, volunteers and other partners for all you did for CPMC in 2012! Last year the Foundation received gifts and pledges from over 10,700 generous individuals and organizations, totaling $13.5 million. Even more encouraging was the fact that we saw many examples where your philanthropic investment in our mission is having a significant impact on patient care.
For instance, you gave a number of substantial gifts toward our breast health programs, including cancer research studying the effects of environmental toxins on human breast cells. You are funding the launch of a program at our Brain Health Center to provide relief for family members caring for loved ones with dementia. You partnered with us to strengthen patient education, nutrition and social work capabilities in our Pediatric Diabetes program — services that are vitally important to the health of these children, but are reimbursed at very low levels. And you showed tremendous compassion for those nearing end of life during our very successful matching gift initiative with Sutter Health for Coming Home Hospice, which lifted us more than halfway toward our goal of creating a $1 million endowment for hospice patients in financial need.
All of these positive signs are building blocks for an encouraging start to our upcoming campaigns in Cancer, Neurosciences, and Women’s & Children’s Health. These campaigns will not only establish a strong foundation for our efforts, but they will also provide a blueprint for us to partner together with you and CPMC to address the rapidly changing needs of health care in our community. Together, we can fund improved patient care in the near term, as well as enable medical research that translates directly into innovative new patient treatments in the future.
In closing, we would both like to acknowledge that none of what we do would be possible without your generous collaborative spirit, and for that, we sincerely thank you.
Chair, Board of Trustees