Fall 2016 M E R C Y F O U N D AT I O N
Inspiring Philanthropy. Changing Lives.
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President’s message As you read through this edition of Horizons, I hope you are filled with a sense of comforting familiarity, as the stories you will read all have a wonderfully similar theme that never gets old. Unlike daily newspapers and most other periodicals that tend to highlight the negative aspects of our world, every Horizons issue is filled with uplifting stories featuring “heroes” committed to bettering the lives of others in our community. They lift our spirits and inspire us.
Katie Wells, with Sister Mary Michael Murphy, RSM, demonstrate how telehealth technology is used to assist retired Sisters living at the Lady of Lourdes Life Center in Auburn when medical attention or a doctor’s visit is required.
Telemedicine “Robot” Provides Reassurance and Comfort to Retired Sisters of Mercy Being ill or injured and needing to see a doctor for evaluation is challenging for most, and even more so as we age. For the retired Sisters of Mercy living at the Lady of Lourdes Life Center in Auburn, it is no different. Currently, fourteen retired Sisters live in the Life Center’s skilled nursing facility and an additional fourteen reside in the private residence upstairs. “Because of the age group of the Sisters, certain minor illnesses can become quite serious quite quickly if left untreated,” says Teresa Tuttle, RN, Nurse Manager for the Sisters’ skilled nursing residence. “It is hard for the Sisters here to have to go to the emergency room in the middle of the night or on the weekend,” says Tuttle, “and when they are not feeling well, that situation can be upsetting.” Thanks to the generosity of Mercy Foundation donors, in October of last year, the Foundation utilized funding designated for the Sisters of Mercy to gift a telehealth robot. Dignity Health Telemedicine Network built the unit specifically for the Sisters in Auburn, using an InTouch Viewpoint telehealth robotic system. InTouch donated the software for the system which enables physician, Julie Wei Shatzel, DO, to provide care remotely, any time of day. Through the robot, Dr. Wei Shatzel works with onsite caregivers at the Life Center to assess and diagnose the Sisters any time of day, preventing them from having to wait for an in-person visit or needing to visit their local Continued on page 3
Each story of inspiration could not be told were it not for the numerous “silent” heroes, otherwise known as our generous Mercy Foundation donors. For over 60 years, you have generously and most often quietly, supported Mercy Foundation and the Sisters of Mercy Ministries. Please know how much Mercy Foundation and the Sisters of Mercy appreciate your thoughtful generosity and on-going support. By giving through Mercy Foundation to the ministry of your choice, you are changing lives in our community by providing healthcare, education, housing and care for the poor and elderly. As we say good-bye to summer and head towards fall, I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for being a hero! Sincerely,
President and CEO
Partners in Philanthropy
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2016 Distinguished Service Awardees
To celebrate the end of the fiscal year, Mercy Foundation hosted its Annual Leadership Luncheon—an event held to recognize and thank members of the Board of Trustees and volunteer and ministry leaders for their continued partnership and support. One of the many highlights of this event is to honor board members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, commitment and contribution to Mercy Foundation that has resulted in enduring value to the works of the Sisters of Mercy and Dignity Health. This year, two trustees were nominated by their peers for their outstanding dedication and service to Mercy Foundation, each receiving the prestigious Distinguished Service Award: Mark Read, who truly lives the values of the Sisters of Mercy and is a steadfast supporter of their mission. Mark represents the third generation of Reads to serve on the Mercy Foundation Board and has served continuously since 1994. During this time, Mark has chaired, and served on, a variety of board committees and has given generously of his time and resources. He also recently served as chair of the Board of Trustees for two consecutive terms. Alan Shatzel, DO, has been a board member, officer and committed supporter of Mercy Foundation since 2010. Dr. Shatzel and his family have given generously over the years and he remains one of the greatest supporters of the Sisters of Mercy ministries. In addition, Dr. Shatzel is an incredible advocate for Mercy Foundation, helping to engage other physicians and grateful patients. Mercy Foundation is tremendously appreciative and grateful for the years of extraordinary dedication and service represented by Mark Read and Dr. Shatzel!
Linda Van Rees, Chair of the Board of Trustees (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) presents Distinguished Service Awards to Alan Shatzel, DO (left) and Mark Read (right) during Mercy Foundation’s 2016 Annual Leadership Luncheon.
The Sisters of Mercy
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Sister Eileen Enright, RSM:
Reflecting on the past and looking to the future This fall, as her beloved students mark the return to class, Sister Eileen Enright, RSM, President of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, is marking a milestone of her own—her jubilee as a Sister of Mercy. “In some ways, I stand back and I think, ‘Can it really be 50 years?’” Sister Eileen reflects. “I’ve taken it day to day, year to year, and to now stand back and look—I realize that is only through God’s grace that this life is possible. He blesses us every step of the way with what we need.” For Sister Eileen, the jubilee anniversary offers a time for reflection, gratitude and humility. “For me, the jubilee means 50 years of professed, consecrated life. I look back and see that it is through great openness and trust that we move forward.”
Throughout the past 50 years, Sister Eileen has served others through her work in the Sacramento region, most notably in education. For 25 years, she served as teacher, principal and associate superintendent for Catholic schools at the Sacramento Diocese. She then spent 15 years working for Bishop William Weigand, first as director of lay personnel, then as chancellor and director of research and planning.
This year, Sister Eileen begins her sixth year as president of Cristo Rey. Her pride in the school and its students and staff is evident. “This year we have our largest enrollment yet—367 students,” she says. “We are continuing to grow and we are enjoying this beautiful new campus. We are so grateful to our donors and friends, Mercy Foundation, our board of directors, our staff and to the community for making this possible. It truly takes a village!” Looking forward, Sister Eileen is introspective. “I am always discerning what God is calling me to in the future. Through prayer and reflection, I trust that the path will become clear.” For now, Sister Eileen will continue to advocate for the students and staff at Cristo Rey, working to ensure that every possible opportunity is made available to those who work to earn it. And along the way, she will allow herself just a moment to reflect. “There is no way I could have imagined 50 years ago what I would be doing today. I truly stand in awe!”
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emergency room. “The amazing gift of the robot provides real-time accessibility to the Sisters, allowing me to address urgent issues quickly.” says Dr. Wei Shatzel. “It’s having health care right in your own bedroom,” says Sister Susan McCarthy, who advocated for bringing the robot to the Life Center. “The Sisters know ‘Dr. Julie’ so well and she is so attentive to their care. With the robot, it is truly like having her right there with you. You can see her and talk to her. It’s remarkable!” Although initially reluctant to accept the generous gift, the Sisters appreciate the technology and the improved access to health care it brings. Having the robot at the Life Center has also inspired staff at the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network to explore new uses for the equipment, which had primarily been used as a means to connect rural hospitals with specialists at larger facilities.
By utilizing the technology of the telehealth robot, Dr. Julie Wei Shatzel (shown on screen) is able to provide care to the retired Sisters in Auburn in the convenience of their own home.
“The adventurous spirit of the Sisters combined with Dr. Wei Shatzel’s commitment to being an available provider has really made it work,” says Denise Pimintel, Dignity Health Telemedicine Network Telehealth ICU Coordinator. Pimintel feels strongly that providing the technology to the retired Sisters is also an important expression of gratitude. “I think of this telemedicine unit as a way to take care of our own—the Sisters who started the mission that we continue to carry out today. It is an opportunity for us as health care providers to reach out and support the women who started it all.” 3
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New Friendship Park Underway at Loaves & Fishes Since 1983, Sacramento Loaves & Fishes has provided an avenue for the underserved in our community to receive food, shelter, and access to a variety of services, all in a safe and welcoming environment. For the past 20 years, Friendship Park has been the cornerstone of Loaves & Fishes. Originally intended as a place for guests to wait for the daily meal offered at Loaves & Fishes, Friendship Park has blossomed into a beacon of security, support and comfort. On a typical day, up to 700 men and women pass through Friendship Park between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. “The park is truly a source of privacy and peace for Sacramento's poor and homeless,” explains Sister Libby Fernandez, RSM, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes. “It has become a place of acceptance where our guests can begin to feel they matter, a first step toward understanding they deserve more from life than the streets can offer.” After 20 years of continuous use, Friendship Park has become congested and dilapidated, outgrowing its current location, both in size and function. Planning began several years ago to create a new park that would not only be more comfortable for guests, but would also improve the campus’ efficiency. “We want Friendship Park to be safe and welcoming to all,” says Sister Libby. “Our new park will offer easier access to our services, including the dining room and the library.” Thanks to the generosity of the community and to Mercy Foundation donors, construction on the park is now underway with hopes of it being completed by late October. Mercy Foundation has helped raise over $1 million on the $2.5 million project. “Our efforts continue,” says Sister Libby. “We want to provide a wonderful spot for homeless men and women to come to during the day, with the best facilities and easy access to services they so desperately need. The new Friendship Park will do exactly that, but it is only possible with the support of our generous community…every dollar counts!”
“Our new park will serve as the hub for all of Loaves & Fishes,” says Sister Libby (shown above). “A memorial water feature honoring former guests will be the centerpiece for the relocated Friendship Park. The park will also provide new restrooms and showers for guests, as well as paved walkways, making it easier for our guests with walkers and wheelchairs to get around.” 4
Philanthropy in Action:
Cancer Institute nurse navigators are able to provide gas cards, bus passes and transportation service vouchers to Dignity Health patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Generous Mercy Foundation Donors Support Cancer Patients Cancer is a challenging illness, and for many patients who have limited income or lack of familial support, transportation to medical appointments creates additional obstacles. Patients facing lack of support and transportation hardship sometimes have no alternative but to go without the treatments they so desperately need.
Thanks to the generosity of Mercy Foundation donors who support the Area of Greatest Need, Mercy Foundation provides special grants to many of our ministries each year. Through the Oncology Transportation Grant, Mercy
In just the first 10 months of the year, the grant provided assistance to nearly 200 patients—patients who face the challenges of cancer and require help with the most ordinary task—getting to the treatments they need. Your gifts have helped remove an obstacle for hundreds of patients, changing their lives and allowing them to focus their energy on their health and healing…and for that, we thank you.
Honoring a Friend or Loved One
The Charitable Gift Annuity: Income for Life As people approach retirement, they often wonder how they will ensure a steady income for themselves. One option is a charitable gift annuity made through Mercy Foundation—the simplest, most affordable, and most popular way to receive lifetime income and still feel the satisfaction of making a substantial gift to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy. Many of our donors have used gift annuities to accomplish both their income and philanthropic goals. A Mercy Foundation charitable gift annuity can be set up with a gift of $10,000 or more and the benefits may include: • Fixed payments for life for you and/or a loved one • Partially tax-free income • An immediate income tax deduction • A lasting contribution to a Mercy Foundation supported ministry If you are interested in learning more about creating a charitable gift annuity, or to request a personal gift illustration, please call Kevin Duggan at (916) 851- 2703. You can also visit the Plan Your Legacy section of our website at supportmercyfoundation.org If you have left Mercy Foundation in your estate plan, please let us know so we may welcome you into our Legacy Society.
With the holidays soon approaching, you can embrace the spirit of the season by making a special gift in honor or in memory of someone who has inspired you. Gifts made “in honor” offer a unique way to celebrate and recognize those dear to you with a special holiday gift that will benefit others. Gifts “in memory” provide an opportunity for you to memorialize the legacy of someone meaningful, or express sympathy to a family who has lost a loved one. One hundred percent of your tribute gift supports the mission of the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Foundation, helping to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, educate the underserved and care for the sick at local Dignity Health hospitals and clinics. For more information on tribute gifts, or to make a gift by phone, call: 916.851.2700 To make a gift online using our secure donation form, go to: supportmercyfoundation.org/ donate
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Kevin M. Nagle John and Trudy Schafer Sierra Health Foundation Sierra Hematology and Oncology Owen and Renee Taylor Western Health Advantage Merrily F. Wong and Gordon A. Wong, MD
$100,000 - 249,999
The McAuley Society honors donors who have contributed lifetime cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more. The society is named for Sisters of Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley, who more than 150 years ago built a house of mercy for underserved women and children in Dublin, Ireland.
$1 Million Plus Walter C. and Agnes V. Anderson City of Folsom Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Claudia and William Cummings The Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Lanie Albrecht Foundation Dave and Chris Lucchetti / Pacific Coast Building Products Dennis and Nancy Marks Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin Mercy General Hospital Guild Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Volunteers June and Ritz Naygrow Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Spanos The Tsakopoulos Family
$500,000 - 999,999 Arata Brothers Trust Beneto Foundation 6
Diocese of Sacramento The Fletcher Jones Foundation GE Medical Systems, Inc. Mary M. McDonald Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Barbara V. Thomas
$250,000 - 499,999 Abbott Laboratories Buzz Oates The California Wellness Foundation Carrera Joffe Foundation John and Sandra Cook County of Sacramento Eli Lilly and Company First 5 Sacramento The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Eric and Stacey Henrikson Jesuits California Province KCRA 3 / KQCA 58 Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Mercy Medical Group, Inc.
Ken and Joyce Adamson AT&T Services, Inc. Bank of America Steve and Cory Bauer Blue Cross of California Sammy and Kim Cemo City of Citrus Heights Randy Clegg Jim, Patrice and Kit Coyle Jim and Jana Cuneo Dean and Jean Decker DeNardo Education and Research Foundation Jack and Karen Diepenbrock The Donant Foundation Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer E.L. Wiegand Foundation Edwards Lifesciences Emergency Medicine Physicians Patrick and Renate Fry Lawrence and Christine Garcia Barbara and Michael Genovese International Micro Design, Inc. Brian and Debi Ivie Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Michael and Jane Jonsson Joyce and Jim Teel Family Foundation Dr. Robert and Mrs. Janet Kahle AG Kassis Julia Kelly Kelly Foundation Lawson Mechanical Contractors The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Luppen and Hawley, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Marguleas Merck & Company, Inc. Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Ron and Darin Mittelstaedt Donald and Pamela Murphy Edward R. and Mary Nacey National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alex Nee, MD Pfund Family Foundation Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group, Inc. Raley’s Incorporated RCA Community Fund Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Regional Cardiology Associates Medical Group
RMOB Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation Sacramento Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc. Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel John A. and Susan Sobrato Hans Sprong Anne Steiner Swing at Cancer, Inc. Teichert, Inc. Randal and Shannon Terwedo Gomer N. Thomas Stephen and Grace Thomas Turner Construction Michael and Linda Ubaldi Roger and Marie Valine VSP Chris and David Wagner Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP Ron and Shirley Watkins Wells Fargo William C. Cummings Real Estate Investments
$50,000 - 99,999 Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad LaVonne Amaral Bernau Development Corporation Michael and Una Berrigan Blackbird Associates Richard L. Boje Frank M. Booth Boyd Foundation Cardinal Distribution Aileen Carriere The Family of Yu Shun Chung Community Services Planning Council Cecilia Delury and Vince Jacobs Diagnostic Pathology Medical Group, Inc. Dr. Patrick C. and Dolores M. Dietler Beth and Kevin Duggan Michael and Susan Erne Five Star Bank Friends of NICU Frontier Communications Richard F. and Joan Gann The George and Lena Valente Foundation Frank and Fay Giordano The Harris Family Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Mrs. Dee and Dr. Joseph Hartzog Jose Hermocillo and Valerie Hawkins Cindy Holst Wendy J. Hoyt Don and Gail Hudson William and Charlene Hunt Gayle and Gary Hursh Instrumentation Laboratories Tom and Maria Johnson Glorina Jugo Kimmel Construction, Inc.
Richard and Connie Koppes Craig E. Lighty Fund Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Morton and Marcine Friedman Foundation Marilyn and Raymond Nelson Veleda and Mike Newman Larry and Kathleen O’Connor Mrs. Gloria and Dr. Joseph Pawlowski Philip Jonsson Foundation Quest Ralphs/Food 4 Less Rod and Nancy Read John and Linda Rinset River City Bank SAFE Credit Union Louise A. Sallmann The Setzer Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Kavian Shahi Dr. and Mrs. Francis Silvey Slakey Brothers Incorporated Jane and Wayne Spence Terry and Lori Street Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha U.S. Bank Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uboldi Wallrich Creative Communications Tammy and Kevin Wilcox
$25,000 to $49,999 AAA-California State Automobile Association Carol and Cary Adams Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Osa Aimufua Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Gil and Kay Albiani Denise K. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Allen Robert and Virginia Allen The Alpert-Palchak Family Dr. Kathryn Amirikia George and Jean Artz Astra Merck AT&T Stan and Kristen Atkinson Dr. John and Dr. Marie Babich Ernie L. and Kathleen M. Baciocco Phyllis Baltz Barcellona Family Foundation Bard Cardiology/C.R. Bard, Inc. David and Sara Bardoni Marshall G. Barnes, MD Carol Ann Barr Gene and Sherri Bassett Josephine Baumann Lela S. Bayley Joan and Richard Beach Kathleen and Robert Bellew Phyllis R. Bentley Ronald and Carola Blubaugh
Blue Diamond Growers Blue Shield of California Blue Sky Day Spa Ian and Katherine Boase Books are Fun, Ltd. - Tamara C. and Steven L. Kent Michael K. Brady Susan Brauner Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Father Philip R. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Broadbent Kelly and Augusta Brothers Vivian Buletti Burnett and Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Company California Correctional Peace Officers Association Janice and Harry Campbell Norman and Tina Campbell Campbell Soup Company, Inc. Capital Beverage Company Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. Neal A. Cardosa Carlson Price Fass & Company Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Stanley and Sherry Carrothers Edmundo and Veronica Castaneda Catalyst Communications, Inc. CFB/Lincoln National Michael Chang, MD Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation Kelly Ciotti and Steve Noyes City Building, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cockrum Dr. Clint R. Collins Comcast Comstock Carlson, Inc. Melanie Conover Alan and Mary Lynn Cordano Karal and Ann Cottrell Bob and Patricia Crosbie Steve and Marsha Crosbie Adrienne Crowe Rondi Crowley Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto Linda Beech Cutler George and Judee Daniels David S. Taylor Interests, Inc. Brenda Washington Davis and Edward Alexander Phillips Sandra Davis Houston and Roy Houston Shannon Deary-Bell and Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. The Family of Linda Denton Tita Crilly Diepenbrock Discovery Door, Inc. Jill and David Dryer E.A. Boyd Foundation George and Marilyn Econome Kelley and Kim Evans Deceased
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Farmers Insurance District #30 Charles and Nancy Feddermann Barbara Fingerut First Responder Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Walter and Bobbie Flatt Stephen and Kelley Foerster Foley & Lardner Folsom Chamber of Commerce Folsom Lake Bank Folsom Ob-Gyn Fong & Fong Printers & Lithographers John E. Frisch Dr. Allan and Mrs. Elizabeth Galbreath Louis Gallia, MD, DMD, FACS Elizabeth Garcia Lois Garrett and Margaret Pratt Gencorp Foundation Genovese Burford & Brothers Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag Geremia Family Michael and Katherine Gillogley Lois and Bill Glazebrook Gary A. Glenesk, MD Golden 1 Credit Union Diane and Larrie Grenz Thomas and Phyllis Hammer The Harold and Winifred Swanton Foundation Gordon and Mary Ann Harris HDR Architecture Health Net of California, Inc. Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP Kit Henderson Jon and Sue Hillegeist Barbara L. Hoffert Malcolm Hotchkiss and Virginia Varela Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard Mr. and Mrs. D. Scott Ideson Intel Corporation IPS Printers, Inc. Angela Isola Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Chase and Dee Israelson Skip and Marsha Jahn Bonnie and Rob Jenkins Dr. Bruce and Ellen Jensen Colonel and Mrs. James H. Jensen John F. Otto, Inc. Karen H. Jordan JPMorgan Chase Kaiser Permanente Kay Kallas David J. Kassis Dr. Neil and Mrs. MJ Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Harry Khasigian Dr. Mitra Ayazifar and Mr. Marty Khatib Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. Kimball Hill Homes Jack and Janice Kimmel 8
Cyndi Kirch Russ and Mary Knapp Veronica Knudson Mary L. Lambert Frank and Marcia LaRosa Ginny and Jack LaRue Matt and Christy Layton Clare Lee Dr. and Mrs. Louis G. Livoti Reginald Low MD Patrick and Pamela Lynn M & M Whitmire Family Foundation T. Grace Macdonald Dr. and Mrs. Lucian Maidan Sandy and Mick Malaney Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Sharon A. Margetts Robin and Debbie Martial Mrs. Virginia and Lt.Col. Robert McBratney McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery The McIntyre Family The McKeever Family McKesson Bernita McTernan Medtronic Pacing, Inc. Jan and Rob Mellen Mercy McMahon Terrace John and Beverley Messner Metropolitan Anesthesiology Consultants The Mette Family Tim and Erin Mickiewicz Burnett and Mimi Miller Reverend John V. Moore Tim and Vicki Moran Vonda Morris Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. Dr. Peter J. Murphy Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Nacht & Lewis Architects NCO Financial Systems, Inc. Niello BMW Northern California P.E.T. Imaging Center Nuclear Physicians Medical Group Glenn and Devon Olson Dr. Gearoid and Kathleen O’Neill Optimist Club of Sacramento Foundation, Inc. Carol and Carl Otto Sigrid and Mark Owyang Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation PAIR design, LLC Albert and Marie Pardini Parker Development Company Parker Family Foundation Bob and Colleen Pascuzzi Patterson Travel Mr. Ronald Petrich and Dr. Mary Pat Pauly
Perry’s Restaurants Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Petersen Michele Peterson Dan Petrocchi Pinebrook Social Club Deanna Plewik Steve and Karen Polansky Mariann Poletti Denny and Michelle Powell Todd Prigge Elanie and Tim Purkis Oma and Opa Purkis Stan and Florence Quon H.J. Bud and Freda Ravizza RCA Medical Group RCB Foundation Donald and Laverna Reid Betty Richardson River City Medical Group Dr. and Mrs. David K. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Robertson Rod Read & Sons Robin and Katherine Rogness Ed, Betty, Melissa and Maria Rooney Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Rossiter Rotary Annes of Folsom Rotary Club of Folsom Roxane Laboratories, Inc. William C. Ruark The Sacramento Bee Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Martin and Alison Sadler Safeway Food & Drug The Safeway Foundation Dr. Rahat Saied Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salontai James and Karen Saponaro Schering Plough Shelly and Eric Schlenker Vince and Lynn Schmitz Schneider (USA), Inc. Donald and Jean Schrader Betsy Self Carrie W. Sens Ofer Shaul H. John Shaw III Stanley and Billie Shawl Paul and Wini Sheil Jim and Shirley Shotwell Jim and Susie Simas Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Bob and Mercedes Slakey The Sleep Train, Inc. Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Sovereign Military Order of Malta- Western Association Spence Enterprises, Inc.
Stafford King Wiese Architects State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Sulzer Medica Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Swift Jeep Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Chuck and Sally Sylva Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Patricia Takeda, MD Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi Teva Pharmaceuticals The Thomas Company Marvin and Mary Carol Todd George Tometti Kathryn Traversi Dr. James and Mrs. Marie Louise Trowbridge Katina Tsakopoulos Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Tucker Sadler & Associates Ungaretti & Harris United Business Bank James and Kris Van Cleaf Cordell and Linda Van Rees Vandenberg-Keil Vasko Electric, Inc. Tom Walcott Jim and Jill Walsh Amy Wandel, MD Ken and Kathy Watrobski Watson Wyatt & Company Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group Deidre Wentworth Western Contract Garry and Kathleen Westover Nancy Ann White Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney LLP Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson Chris and Sarah Wood John K.H. Yen Dr. and Mrs. Don Yokoyama Lim Young Fred and Patricia Zanetta
Mercy Foundation is grateful for the generosity of all donors and respects the wishes of those donors who prefer to remain anonymous. We value their quiet support.
The Mercy Legacy Society
The Mercy Legacy Society honors donors who have included Mercy Foundation in a will, trust, beneficiary designation or other planned gift.
Gil and Kay Albiani Walter C. and Agnes V. Anderson Stan and Kristen Atkinson Dr. John and Dr. Marie Babich Phyllis R. Bentley Michael and Una Berrigan Michael K. Brady Father Philip R. Brennan Art Burg Mr. and Mrs. Terry O. Bush Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Nancy McCormick Clavere Bettye Cummins Velma E. Currlin Gand Judee Daniels Denise D’Anne Brenda Washington Davis Dean and Jean Decker Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Beth and Kevin Duggan Richard B. Feiertag, MD Lisa and Jim Ferrin Doris and Robert Frazier Lawrence and Christine Garcia Bryan and Lisa Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Gaucher Sr. Barbara and Michael Genovese Joseph Girimonte Mr. and Mrs. Nick Girimonte Lois and Y.W. “Bill”Glazebrook Doris J. Guelzow Marty and Sue Haley Michael Hardy Jon and Sue Hillegeist Cindy Holst
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Horgan III Tom and Sheila Inks Don Jarrell and Jona Milo Jack and Nancy Kearns Hugh W. Kitchener Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Ginny and Jack LaRue Lois Lucas Nancy B. Maliani Sharon A. Margetts Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin Mary M. McDonald Eleanor McGill Don and Lynda Middleton Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Veleda and Mike Newman John and Valerie Piotrowski Dell W. and Crystal J. Primasing Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Alice G. Reed Donald G. Riley Louise A. Sallmann Carl and Pamela Schubert Marge Schweinfurth H. John Shaw III Bob and Mercedes Slakey Jane and Wayne Spence Hans Sprong Barbara V. Thomas Gomer N. Thomas Stephen and Grace Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Unciano Kerry and Sam Wood
While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of our recognition lists, if you notice your name has been omitted or misspelled, please accept our sincerest apologies and notify Mercy Foundation at (916) 851-2700, so that we may correct our records.
2015-16 Honor Roll
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The vital work of the Sisters of Mercy would not be possible without the caring generosity of donors, whose commitment and support are truly inspiring. Mercy Foundation sincerely thanks its many generous donors who contributed or pledged to support the Sisters of Mercy ministries from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
$250,000 or more
$25,000 - $49,000
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Dave and Chris Lucchetti/Pacific Coast Building Products Dennis and Nancy Marks Kevin M. Nagle Claudine Warren
Robert A. Baker Steve and Cory Bauer Edmundo and Veronica Castaneda Kelley and Kim Evans Barbara Fingerut Jose Hermocillo and Valerie Hawkins Malcolm Hotchkiss and Virginia Varela Bonnie and Rob Jenkins Michael and Jane Jonsson Richard and Connie Koppes Lanie Albrecht Foundation Sandy and Mick Malaney Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. The Harris Family Mr. Ronald Petrich and Dr. Mary Pat Pauly Pfund Family Foundation Philip Jonsson Foundation RCA Community Fund Rod Read & Sons Teva Pharmaceuticals Stephen and Grace Thomas Chris and David Wagner
$100,000 - $249,999 Randy Clegg County of Sacramento Joyce and Jim Teel Family Foundation Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alex Nee, MD Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation John and Trudy Schafer Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
$50,000 - $99,999 Ken and Joyce Adamson Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer Five Star Bank Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Brian and Debi Ivie Dr. Robert and Mrs. Janet Kahle Mercy General Hospital Guild Serotonin Surge Charities Sierra Health Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Francis Silvey 10
$10,000 - $24,999 Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Acorda Mansour and Sonbol Aliabadi John and Heidi Anderson Walter C. and Agnes V. Anderson
Gary Beckstead Michael and Una Berrigan Biogen, Inc. Frank M. Booth Boston Scientific Corporation Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Neal A. Cardosa Jim, Patrice and Kit Coyle Jim and Jana Cuneo Friends of NICU John and Becky Furtado Genentech, Inc. Genovese Burford & Brothers Glory Glory Sacramento Fund Jay and Andrea Heckenlively Dwight and Lucy Hirsh Sandra Davis Houston and Roy Houston Brian and Jennifer Hutchinson John and Bernadette Keltgen Cyndi Kirch Kenneth and Julie LaGrande Lawson Mechanical Contractors Juanita Lozano Rob and Amy Lynch Kevin and Tiffany Malone John McIntyre and Francesca Negri Al Medvitz and Jeanne McCormack Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Fred and Linda Meyers George M. and Jenny Mitchell (LTC. U.S. Army, Ret)
Irma C. Moore Novartis Pharmaceuticals Enlow and Mel Ose Sigrid and Mark Owyang Pfizer Inc. Helen Reedy Randall and Cynthia Ross Marcos and Kimberly Smith Warren Smith Street Consulting Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha Swing at Cancer, Inc. Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi Roger and Marie Valine Cordell and Linda Van Rees Amy Wandel, MD Wells Fargo Bank
$5,000 - $9,999 Osa Aimufua AstraZeneca LP Robert and Marilyn Baskerville Lawrence and Carol Bass Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Burgis Family Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Brian and Meredith Cathcart Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Jim and Joan Daugherty June Maria and Anthony Errico Gilead Sciences, Inc. Sally J. Gregg Father Ignatius Haran Beverly A. Krebsbach Clare Lee William and Betty Loftus Gary Lovotti Michael Lynn and Susan Earl-Lynn Father Liam MacCarthy Dorothy M. Massa Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani The Mott Family Roger and Mary Niello Larry and Kathleen O'Connor James and Quincey Roxburgh Shelly and Eric Schlenker Leland and Bernice Schmiedt Gary and Myrna Sparks Chris Strain Carol Wadlington Bishop William K. Weigand Mr. and Mrs. Rod Winegarner Rick Xiong David Yamasaki
$1,000 - $4,999 Abbott Laboratories Abiomed, Inc. Advanced Health Media, LLC Novartis Alberto Aldueza Sabrena Alias Amgen U.S.A. Arbor Pharmaceuticals Patty Armond Dawn Askew Karen-Azama-Kihara, Pharm. D. Bank of Rio Vista Bayer Corporation Joan and Richard Beach Biofire Diagnostics, LLC Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Ian and Katherine Boase Richard L. Boje Michael Bojorquez Steve and Linda Boutin Gena Koeberlein Bristol Myers Squibb Robert and Lanya Bujol John R. Burke C Street Business Park, LLC Janice and Harry Campbell Anne Carvalho Sandra Cerro Kim and Chris Champlin Tosha Cherry Cook Medical Incorporated Gregory Cooper and Barbara Miller Allison Cotterill Karal and Ann Cottrell Michael and Julie Cox Doris Cozzi Jane Crable Craig E. Lighty Fund Rondi Crowley Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Customcare Home Health Services Inc. Cindy and Martin Dean Elizabeth Debruyn Dean and Jean Decker Mark Declue Barbara Dehart Depuy Products, Inc. DesCor Builders Inc. Manju Dhaliwal Jill and David Dryer Jana Du Bois Del and Sandy DuFrene Beth and Kevin Duggan Abhirjun Dutta Ronnie Duvall
Kasey Dyer Edwards Lifesciences Eli Lilly and Company Engineered Sales Products Mayor Heather Fargo Janice Favorite and David Trujillo Ranae Felion Lisa M. Finato Dr. John and Mrs. Mariann Fisher Walter and Bobbie Flatt Kathy Foley Folsom Chamber of Commerce Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Judy L. Gabriel Elizabeth Garcia Liz Garcia Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag Brian Gilbert Bill Gilligan Michael and Katherine Gillogley Marjorie D. Gorthy Ines Gourley William and Katherine Gray LeMone Green and Family Ken and Marolyn Harris Mary Ann Harris Lara Harrow Jamie Herlehy Joyce E. Higley Jon and Sue Hillegeist Kenneth J. Hindersinn Fran Maisano Hoffer Robert and Donna Hoffman Katie Hoganson Cindy Holst William and Charlene Hunt Institute for Medical Quality Angela Isola Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Robert and Pam Jenne Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program Dr. Neil and Mrs. MJ Kelly Jack and Janice Kimmel Russ and Mary Knapp Trenton Koch Armin Krueger Joyce Krula Kathryn La Ferriere Vicki Lange The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Lora LeSage Lewis Kassis Foundation Mark Lien Renee Linder Jennifer R. List
Lombard Medical Technologies, Inc. Karen Lovell Lundbeck, LLC Tammy Cameron Maher, RN Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Maquet Medical Systems USA Marc Turtletaub Joseph and Kathryn Marcotte Pamela Martinez Matrex Exhibits Margo McKay N. Keith McMurry, MD and Anne McMurry Niall and Carol Meagher Medical Clinic of Sacramento, Inc. The Medicines Company Medwaves, Inc. Linda M. Mefford Merck & Company, Inc. Mercy General Hospital OR Dept. Mercy Imaging Merit Medical Jason Mihos John and Gerlinde Millar Dona Mitchell John D. Moltzner James Moore John Morelli, MD Reverend Martin J. Moroney Stephen L. Morrison, MD Lloyda Moy Marielle Moyer Craig and Kinberly Muehlberg Mary Jane Murawski Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Diane F. Newcombe Tammie Nguyen Nihon Kohden, Inc Novartis Father Maurice J. O'Brien Tracey Okabe-Yamamura Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. Andra Oustalet Bob and Colleen Pascuzzi Gerry and Barbara Pauly Julie Pennington Penumbra, Inc. Mariann Poletti Hugh Purser Quest Diagnostics Thiru Rajagopal, MD Bhagat Ram Marisol Ramirez Paul and Rebecca Read Rod and Nancy Read Regeneron
Gina Riedl Kenneth M. Rizzato Gregory Rogalski, MD The Rogaski Family Drs. Jason & Amy Rogers Julie Rogers Tom and Mary Teichert Rotelli William C. Ruark Sacramento Charities Trust SAFE KIDS Worldwide Andrew and Lisa Salontai Maria Schmits Carl and Pamela Schubert Lanie Scott Scottcare Corp. John and Karen Sedar Barbara Selby Senior Care Solutions, Inc. David C. Sharp Shahzad A. Siddique, MD Siemens Michael Silveira John and Elizabeth Smrekar St. Jude Medical Stanford Youth Solutions Terry and Lori Street Susan Stringfellow Dr. Ali and Mrs. Holly Tajlil Elizabeth G. Tattersall Mark Taurone Terumo Medical Corporation Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc. Thoratec Corporation Trivascular, Inc. Dr. James and Mrs. Marie Louise Trowbridge James and Kris Van Cleaf Harry and Liesa Voth Ken and Kathy Watrobski John A. Weaver Michael E. Weaver Dan Wesolowsko Page West Florence E. Weyand Nancy Ann White Suzanne Wiesner Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Larry and Patricia Wilson Sharon Wong Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski Trust Rosemary Younts Patricia Zanetta Margo Zanotto Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Zimmer Biomet Deceased
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Thank You, Mercy Medical Group!
Mercy Medical Group held its 4th annual golf tournament at the Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom, raising over $32,500. Proceeds were designated through Mercy Foundation to benefit the following Sisters of Mercy supported ministries: Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, Mercy Housing, Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, and MercyClinic Loaves & Fishes. Thank you to Mercy Medical Group for their continued support, dedication and commitment to helping those in need.
We’re excited to share our Horizons newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors who save and change lives in our co...
Published on Oct 7, 2016
We’re excited to share our Horizons newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors who save and change lives in our co...