George Frederick “Fritz” Jewett, Jr.
A tribute in memory of a visionary leader
The Doyle-Jewett Philanthropic Leadership Award
The Doyle-Jewett Philanthropic Leadership Award was created in honor of our two founding visionaries and recognizes the hallmarks of their exceptional leadership: insight, personal generosity and an untiring commitment to the mission of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. On April 21, 2010, Dr. John Callander was made the first recipient of the award.
Mrs. Jean G. Doyle launched Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation in 1981, assuming responsibility as its founding chair. Ten years later, when Pacific Presbyterian merged with Children’s Hospital, George F. (Fritz) Jewett, Jr. became the first chair of the combined foundation. Their commitment and foresight set California Pacific Medical Center Foundation on the path to become a world-class philanthropic organization, and the Doyle-Jewett Award recognizes those exemplary individuals who have demonstrated these characteristics in helping to advance the Foundation toward that very same goal.
Philanthropist, Civic Leader and Friend
Beloved philanthropist, civic leader and dear friend of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, Mr. George Frederick Jewett, Jr. passed away on May 23, 2008 at the age of 81. Known as “Fritz” to family and friends, Mr. Jewett was a steadfast advocate and supporter of California Pacific Medical Center and its vision for 41 amazing years.
A successful businessman and former Director of the Potlatch Corp., Mr. Jewett’s legacy at CPMC began in the ‘60s when he joined Pacific Presbyterian Hospital’s Board of Directors. In 1986, he was appointed Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees, a position he continued to serve until 1991, the year Presbyterian and Children’s Hospital merged to become California Pacific Medical Center.
Founding Member of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation
As a CPMC Foundation Trustee, Mr. Jewett served as Chairman until 1992, afterwards remaining on the Board and becoming a key member of its Executive Committee, as well as Chair of the Nominating Committee – commitments he continued until his death.
Mr. Jewett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Jewett, his son George Jewett III, daughter Betsy Jewett, sister Margaret Greer, and his four grandchildren.
“Fritz had tremendous leadership skills. He was stable and steady in his approach to things,” says CPMC Foundation President Emeritus, Jerry Mapp. “He was someone you could always go to for sage advice. He was a true philanthropist.”
Because life is precious, we encourage giving to life and a lifetime of giving.
The family suggests donations in memory of Mr. Jewett be made to California Pacific Medical Center, or to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
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