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Inspiring Philanthropy. Changing Lives.
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President’s message Autumn, Harvest and Gratitude Having endured the heat of summer, we now find ourselves enjoying the crisp fall air and the changing colors of the trees and thinking about the warmth of a favorite sweater and a fire in the fireplace. Poet Christine Valters Painter notes, “Autumn invites us to gather in the harvest, to name and celebrate the fruit of the seeds of dreams we planted months ago.” This thought resonates with me as I think about you, our family of generous donors, who through your giving, help plant the seeds of dreams, which when harvested, strengthen our supported ministries and improve the health and well-being of numerous individuals in our community.
Statistics show human trafficking and exploitation have been increasing every year, creating urgency for expanding services and outreach to victims.
The Fight Against Human Trafficking The Heartbreaking Reality A young woman walks into an emergency room with bruises and broken bones. She is asked how she sustained her injuries, but is too terrified to tell the truth; she is a victim of human trafficking. Situations like this are common in hospitals across the nation. Human trafficking is a heartbreaking reality that occurs every day in our country, our state and even here in our own community. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. According to the United States government, “human trafficking” refers to the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking fuels a $150 billion industry worldwide and is our nation’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. Locally, women and children are being commercially sexually exploited—and indicators suggest only a small fraction of these cases are reported.
In this edition of Horizons, we share a sampling of those dreams that, through the seeds of your thoughtful generosity, are now coming to harvest. We are grateful for each and every one of you who support the Mercy Foundation ministry and have included a list recognizing our McAuley and Legacy Society members, along with the names of those who have given $1,000 or more during the 2017 fiscal year. Thank you for all you do to support the shared mission of Mercy Foundation and the Sisters of Mercy. I wish you and your loved ones a blessed fall season. Sincerely,
President and CEO
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Holly Austin Gibbs was a 14-year-old girl, nervous about the transition to high school and desperate for acceptance, when a trafficker spotted her in 1992. “What he offered me was acceptance. He said I was pretty enough to be a model, that I was too mature for high school…within a couple of hours of running away from home, I was forced into prostitution.”
Partnering to Fight Human Trafficking Over 160 years ago, the Sisters of Mercy arrived in California to care for the disenfranchised. An important part of their work was providing refuge for those exploited for sex or labor, primarily women and children. Addressing the critical needs of human trafficking victims continues to be a top priority for the Sisters of Mercy, as well as for Mercy Foundation and Dignity Health. By working with a number of community organizations serving children and adults affected by commercial sexual exploitation, two important needs for local services have been identified: the establishment of a comprehensive medical home and a mobile trauma therapy team, ensuring victims in our community receive the treatment and care they need to break the cycle of human trafficking. A Medical Home for Human Trafficking Victims We are collaborating with Mercy Family Health Center at Methodist Hospital to further develop a medical safe haven for trafficked victims. Led by innovative medical director Dr. Ron Chambers, with resident physicians and clinical staff trained extensively in victim-centered, trauma-informed care, the center serves as a safe environment for trafficked victims to receive medical treatment. With philanthropic support, Mercy Family Health Center will be able to fully meet the urgent needs of human trafficking victims, such as providing initial exams, lab work and imaging. Funding will also enable the hiring of a care coordinator to help connect victims to vital resources such as counseling, dental care, vision care and tattoo removal. Philanthropic support will also fund the expansion of programs to educate resident physicians and caregivers at state-wide and national levels, thus improving care and services for victims in our region and beyond. To date, Mercy Family Health Center has served more than 120 unique victims, seeing, on average, 3-5 new victims each week. Mobile Trauma Therapy Team Partnering with the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center, we developed plans to create a Mobile Trauma Therapy Team that will collaborate with Mercy Family Health Center and other community organizations to provide group and individual therapy for victims of human trafficking. The team will travel to trusted partner agencies that currently work with, and have developed trust with, the commercially sexually exploited population, to provide critical mental health therapy services—a continuum of care not currently available. The program will also include an emergency response team, an art therapy program and a language interpreter. Specially licensed clinicians from the Mobile Response Team will “I want victims to know be able to counsel victims and help them overcome their trauma, rebuild their that what has happened self-esteem and develop hope for their future. to them doesn’t have to define them—or define Keeping Up the Fight the rest of their lives.” Human trafficking is one of the most important human rights causes of our —Holly Austin Gibbs, time and we are deeply committed to helping victims become survivors by Human Trafficking Survivor connecting them with the vital resources they need to begin their journey Human Trafficking Response of healing. Join us in creating hope and continuing the fight against human Program Director, Dignity Health trafficking. 2
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Eleven-Year-Old Brothers Provide Powerful Reminder of Why We Give For 11-year old brothers Neil and Aidan Macadam, the decision to give wasn’t complicated. “They’re boys,” explains their mom, Cynthia Macadam. “It was pretty simple. They said, ‘Well, they helped us so now we want to help them.’ It was as easy as that!” For the Macadam twins, that “easy” decision got its roots back before they were born. The year was 2005. “We had just moved to Sacramento,” recalls Cynthia. “My daughter was not even two years old yet and I was pregnant with twins…but I had a feeling something wasn’t right with my pregnancy.” At 23 weeks gestation, Cynthia was referred to a perinatologist at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, who diagnosed her with twin-totwin transfusion syndrome, a serious condition that puts babies at risk for congestive heart problems and other complications. Cynthia was immediately admitted to the hospital for in-patient bed rest and the babies were monitored 24/7. While many of the details have become hazy with time, Cynthia is still touched by one memory. “I remember the doctors and the nurses always referred to my ‘babies’—they were never fetuses or some other abstract term. They were my children and even when they
Today both boys are healthy, happy and successful at school—which is where the idea for their donation originated. “Their elementary school has a wonderful program called Read, Deed and Run,” Cynthia explains. “The kids are challenged to read 26 books, perform 26 good deeds and run 26 miles over the course of the year. My husband and I talked with the boys about ways they could personalize their good deeds and they jumped at the idea of giving a donation to the NICU.”
Neil Macadam (with yellow blanket) and his twin brother Aidan, spent several weeks in the Mercy San Juan NICU after being born prematurely.
were still in utero, they were cared for with respect and compassion.” After nearly six weeks of hospitalized bed rest, Cynthia and her husband Scott welcomed their tiny sons, who weighed about three pounds each. The boys were immediately admitted to Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “We were lucky to have had time to mentally prepare for the fact that our babies would be in the NICU. Still, it was a very difficult time for us,” recalls Cynthia. Through it all, Cynthia says the NICU staff helped to ease her worries. “I always knew that when I left at night, my twins would be well-cared for by the best doctors and nurses.” Aidan spent six weeks in the NICU, while Neil went home after eight.
Aidan and Neil combined their birthday and Christmas monies and their mom found Mercy Foundation’s website. The boys donated $125 for a simple, yet powerful reason—because they wanted to help babies who need special care like they did. “They are such good boys,” Cynthia says. “I’m proud of them. Our family will always be grateful. Thank you!”
Aidan (left) and Neil recently donated $125 of their own money to benefit the NICU at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. 3
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Mather Veterans Village: Together, Serving Those Who Served
California is home to approximately 12% of the nation’s overall veteran population,1 and nearly 25% of the nation’s homeless veteran population.2 The Sacramento region alone is home to more than 92,000 veterans. In Sacramento County, an estimated 700 of these veterans are homeless.3 Marine James Jacobs spent his nights like too many veterans do—in alley ways, empty lots and underpasses. “I was homeless on the streets in downtown Los Angeles for thirteen years jumping from shelter to shelter and struggling to find the basic necessities,” he recalls. When a shelter wasn’t available, James often resorted to sleeping on a piece of cardboard in a parking lot, or wherever else he could find space. Chronically homeless and disabled veterans typically face multiple barriers to successful reintegration into our communities, such as unemployment, mental health and substance abuse issues, and family disintegration, leaving men and women who have already sacrificed so much for our country on the street and forgotten. Mercy Foundation and Mercy Housing California recognize veterans deserve to live a dignified life. Mercy Housing provides safe, affordable, service-enriched housing tailored to serve the needs 4
James Jacobs is living a very productive life thanks to services he received through his local veterans village. Veterans in our own community now have the same opportunities as James. of veterans, like James, who have experienced homelessness. In March 2014, while staying at a shelter, James learned about Mercy Housing’s El Monte Veterans Village, a beautiful community for previously homeless and disabled veterans located near the city of Los Angeles. He applied for residency and went through an interview process. A few weeks later, James received a notice that he was approved to move in. “I am so grateful to Mercy Housing,” says James. “My home gives me such a great feeling. I know that I have somewhere warm and dry to sleep. I have somewhere to sit down and eat and enjoy the dinner I cooked in my own kitchen.” James no longer worries about where he's going to sleep at night. He smiles often and eagerly looks
for opportunities to give back to his community. In fact, James has become an official ambassador for Mercy Housing California and shares his heartfelt story at Mercy Housing events, such as the groundbreaking ceremony for Mather Veterans Village located in Rancho Cordova. Mercy Foundation donors support Mather Veterans Village, where local veterans and their families are offered safe, secure housing with easy access to support services that include individual therapy; health care and wellness programs; independent living skills classes; substance abuse counseling and support groups; veterans’ benefits claims assistance; employment services; job training; and social activities. Mercy Foundation is continuing to partner with the community to ensure current and future residents of Mather Veterans Village will continue receiving access to these vital services, so that they, too, will have an opportunity like James to successfully transition to a life of self-sufficiency, healthy relationships and economic stability.
Mather Veterans Village __________________ 1 2010-2014 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau 2 Sacramento Steps Forward 2015 Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report 3 Cal-Vet 2014 Estimated Number of Veterans by County
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Sister Nora Mary Curtin, RSM:
A Simple Decision, a Lifetime of Service For Sister Nora Mary Curtin, the decision that would dictate the direction of the rest of her life was made inside an Irish schoolroom. “I was at the Sisters of Mercy Secondary School in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland, when Sister Mary Grace from the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn visited,” Sister Nora recalls. “She shared a bit about her life and the Sisters’ mission and ministry and asked if any of us were perhaps called to a religious vocation. During the previous year, I had been praying and discerning whether or not God may be calling me to religious life, and on that day I decided that this Mercy Auburn Community may be a good fit for me. I ended up joining the community shortly before my 18th birthday. It was really quite simple. I tell people that the biggest decision in my life was made in the simplest fashion!”
Sister Nora is inspired by those she works with and their dedication to the Mercy mission.
That was about 50 years ago, and Sister Nora has been a tireless and dedicated member of the community ever since. She graduated from Sacramento City College with her RN degree in 1973 and went on to work at both Mercy General Hospital and Mercy Medical Center Redding. In 1978, Sister Nora arrived at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and three years later, decided it was time to further her education. Sister Nora attended the University of San Francisco and got her BSN and MS degree in Nursing, and was delighted to be assigned back to Mercy San Juan when she graduated. “From the moment I arrived here, Mercy San Juan has been filled with welcoming, friendly people. It’s truly the culture here, to accept everyone and support each other.” Sister Nora has served as Manager of Mercy San Juan’s Neuroscience Unit since the unit began in 2009. She oversees a team of approximately 75 staff members. “I am so fortunate to work with these people,” Sister Nora says. “Everyone is so dedicated to their work. About 40% of the registered nursing (RN) staff studied and passed the national exam to become neuro-certified (CNRN). And many others are working toward that goal as well. They are remarkable!” Beyond the dedication of the staff, Sister Nora also points to Mercy San Juan’s world-class technology as setting its neurological care apart. “It is amazing to see the resources we have now for treating our patients. For example, you look at patients who have suffered a stroke, fifteen years ago there may not have been much we could do for them, but now we have a variety of treatment options. Technology such as telemedicine and the Elliott robot—funded by the generosity of Mercy Foundation donors—help to provide critical care. Today, many stroke survivors recover and go on to live healthy and productive lives. The outcomes are truly miraculous.” Through the many changes she has seen in health care over the years, Sister Nora says one thing remains a constant —connecting with people. “It is gratifying to connect with the many volunteers and grateful patients who give generously of themselves to support our health care ministry. That is what makes my day—connection! I so enjoy talking with the patients and with their loved ones—listening to them, calming them, helping them. It all makes you feel like you have done something incredibly meaningful. This work is very rewarding, and I truly enjoy it.” 5
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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 Mercy San Juan Medical Center 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 County of Sacramento Diocese of Sacramento
The Fletcher Jones Foundation GE Medical Systems, Inc. Mary M. McDonald Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation Barbara V. Thomas $250,000 - $499,999 Abbott Laboratories Buzz Oates The California Wellness Foundation Carrera Joffe Foundation John and Sandra Cook Eli Lilly and Company First 5 Sacramento The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Eric and Stacey Henrikson Jesuits California Province Michael and Jane Jonsson KCRA 3/KQCA 58 Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Kevin M. Nagle John and Trudy Schafer Sierra Health Foundation Sierra Hematology and Oncology
Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Ken and Joyce Adamson AT&T Services, Inc. Bank of America Steve and Cory Bauer Michael and Una Berrigan 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 Friends of NICU Patrick and Renate Fry Lawrence and Christine Garcia Barbara and Michael Genovese The George and Lena Valente Foundation Jon and Sue Hillegeist International Micro Design, Inc. Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. 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. Howard and Ardith 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 Sharon and Donald Redmond Regional Cardiology Associates Medical Group RMOB 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 ShannonTerwedo 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 Wells Fargo Bank William C. Cummings Real Estate Investments $50,000 - $99,999 Bernau Development Corporation Blackbird Associates Richard Boje Frank M. Booth Boyd Foundation Cardinal Distribution Neal A. Cardosa Aileen Carriere The Family of Yu Shun Chung Community Services Planning Council Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto 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 Frontier Communications Richard F. and Joan Gann 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 Brian and Debi Ivie Tom and Maria Johnson Glorina Jugo Kimmel Construction, Inc. Russ and Mary Knapp Richard and Connie Koppes Craig E. Lighty Fund Sandy and Mick Malaney Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Morton and Marcine Friedman Foundation Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. 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. Francis and Mrs. Jean Silvey Slakey Brothers Incorporated Jane and Wayne Spence Terry and Lori Street
Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S. Bank Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uboldi Wallrich Creative Communications Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski Up to $49,999 AAA-California State Areojet Rocketdyne Foundation Automobile Association Carol and Cary Adams Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Osa E. Aimufua Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Gil and Kay Albiani Denise K. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Allen Robert and Virginia Allen Jennifer Alpert 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 William Patrick and Carol Ann Barr Family Gene and Sherri Bassett Lela S. Bayley Joan and Richard Beach Kathleen and Robert Bellew Phyllis R. Bentley Biogen, Inc. Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Blue Diamond Growers Blue Shield of California Blue Sky Day Spa Ian and Katherine Boase Books Are Fun, LTD 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. 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. Stephen and Cathleen 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 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
June Maria and Anthony Errico Kelley and Kim Evans 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 Genovese Burford & Brothers Genzyme, A Sanofi Company Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag Geremia Family Michael and Katherine Gillogley Lois and Y.W. “Bill” Glazebrook Gary A. Glenesk, MD Golden 1 Credit Union Diane and Larrie Grenz Thomas and Phyllis Hammer The Harold and Winifred Swanton Foundation Mary Ann Harris HDR Architecture Health Net of California, Inc. Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP Kit Henderson Barbara L. Hoffert Malcolm Hotchkiss and Virginia Varela Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard Albert Hwang, MD Louise and D. Scott Ideson Intel Corporation IPS Printers, Inc. Angela Isola Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Chase and Dee Israelson Daniel and Dana Jacques Deceased
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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 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 Cyndi Kirch Veronica Knudson Mary L. Lambert Frank and Marcia LaRosa Ginny and Jack LaRue Matt and Christy Layton Clare Lee Dr. and Mrs. Louis Livoti Vicki and Gary Lovotti Reginald Low, MD Patrick and Pamela Lynn M & M Whitmire Family Foundation T. Grace Macdonald Dr. and Mrs. Lucian Maidan 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. Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Jan and Rob Mellen Mercy McMahon Terrace John and Beverley Messner Metropolitan Anesthesiology Consultants The Mette Family
Tim Mickiewicz and Erin O’Neil-Mickiewicz Burnett and Mimi Miller Reverend John V. Moore Tim and Vicki Moran Vonda Morris 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 Novartis Pharmaceuticals 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 River City Medical Group Dr. and Mrs. David K. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Robertson Rod Read & Sons Robin and Katherine Rogness 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. Marcos Smith 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 Chuck and Sally Sylva
Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Patricia Takeda, MD Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi The Thomas Company 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 Drs. Anthony and Mona Wartell 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 Kathy and Rod Winegarner Chris and Sarah Wood John K.H. Yen Dr. and Mrs. Don Yokoyama Lim Young Fred and Patricia Zanetta
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 Mrs. Marie Babich Robert and Marilyn Baskerville 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 Judee Daniels Denise D’Anne Brenda Washington Davis Dean and Jean Decker Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Beth and Kevin Duggan George and Marilyn Econome 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 Daniel and Dana Jacques 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 John McIntyre and Francesca Negri Don and Lynda Middleton Don Jarrell and Jona Milo Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Veleda and Mike Newman John and Valerie Piotrowski 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
Leaving a Mercy Legacy If you have included Mercy Foundation in your estate plan, please let us know so we can thank you and recognize you with membership in the Mercy Legacy Society. For more information about making a planned gift, or to request a personal gift illustration, please call Kevin Duggan at (916) 851-2703. You may also visit the planned giving section of our website at supportmercyfoundation.org. Deceased
2016-17 Honor Roll
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The vital work of the Sisters of Mercy would not be possible without the caring generosity of all donors, whose commitment and support are truly inspiring. Mercy Foundation sincerely thanks our many generous donors who contributed or pledged $1,000 or more to support the Sisters of Mercy ministries from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. $250,000 Plus
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Sevy and Neva Cimaroli June and Ritz Naygrow Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation
Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Biogen, Inc. Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Michael and Julie Cox & Family Jim and Jana Cuneo Diane Galati David and Shawn Garamella Carolyn Getman MD and Greg Cohen MD Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Amy and Todd Hoddick Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Tom and Maria Johnson Lawson Mechanical Contractors Clare Lee Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Mercy General Hospital Guild Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Tim Mickiewicz and Erin O’Neil- Mickiewicz Novartis Pharmaceuticals Dan Petrocchi Steve and Karen Polansky Elanie and Tim Purkis Ross Stores Foundation Rodney Sheppard Marcos Smith Street Consulting Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Claudine Warren Donna and Joel Wehner Wells Fargo Bank
$100,000 - $249,999 County of Sacramento Rodney and Mary Louise Klein
$50,000 - $99,999 Michael and Una Berrigan Friends of NICU Barbara and Michael Genovese The George and Lena Valente Foundation Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski
$25,000 - $49,999 Felomena Bush Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Genzyme, A Sanofi Company Albert Hwang, MD Daniel and Dana Jacques Michael and Jane Jonsson Warren S. and Oleta C. Lambert Sandy and Mick Malaney The McKeever Family Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. National Multiple Sclerosis Society Terry and Lori Street Stephen and Grace Thomas Drs. Anthony and Mona Wartell
Garry and Kathleen Westover Lucy White White Family Trust
$5,000 - $9,999 Osa E. Aimufua Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Neal A. Cardosa Meredith and Brian Cathcart Crush MS Sofie De Nardi, MD Mark Declue EMD Serono, Inc. June Maria and Anthony Errico Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farley Genovese Burford & Brothers Gilead Sciences, Inc. Mary and James Hopp Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Gary Lovotti Juanita Lozano John Morelli, MD Pfund Family Foundation Diane Saeed-Freund and Eric Freund Schwab Charitable Brian Royse and Jan Scully Royse Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi Mary Vanich and Martin Vanich, Jr Jan and Ramsay Wiesenfeld Rick Xiong David Yamasaki
$1,000 - $4,999 Abbvie Inc. Abiomed, Inc.
Acorda Bashir Ahmed AKT Development Corporation Alberto Aldueza Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sabrena Alias Allergan Amgen U.S.A. Arjohuntleigh Getinge Group Patty Armond Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Avella Pharmacy Karen-Azama-Kihara, Pharm. D. Baxalta Bayer Corporation Joan and Richard Beach Biofire Diagnostics, LLC Biomerieux, Inc. Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Ian and Katherine Boase Richard Boje Michael V. Bojorquez Preethi and Erik Boone Gena Koeberlein Bristol Myers Squibb Dr. Paul and Jean Brown Sandra Buckendorf-Jones Vivian Buletti Abigail and John Burke Janice and Harry Campbell Anne Carvalho Celgene Corporation John V. Cerato Sandra Cerro Cheetah Medical, Inc. City of Citrus Heights City of Sacramento Lorenza Clausen Gregory Cooper and Barbara Miller Allison Cotterill Karal and Ann Cottrell Doris Cozzi Jane Crable Rondi Crowley Aaron Cunningham Elizabeth De Bruyn Dean and Jean Decker Judge Anthony and Elinor DeCristoforo Joan Denton Manju Dhaliwal
Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Kimberly Doda Mary Driscoll Jill and David Dryer Jana Du Bois Abhirjun Dutta Kasey Dyer Edwards Lifesciences Engineered Sales Products Brian Evans, MD Mr. Greg Evans Marlene and Normand Fadness Ms. Denise Field Lisa M. Finato Walter and Bobbie Flatt Kathy Foley Doris and Robert Frazier Elizabeth Frith Caroline Fruechtl Judy Gabriel Patty Garrity-Jasper Genentech, Inc. Genzyme Corporation Bill Gilligan Drs. Katherine and Michael Gillogley Marjorie Gorthy Ines Gourley William and Katherine Gray Grifols USA, LLC Philip Oliver Haines, MD Anne Harris Lara Harrow Father John Healy Jamie Herlehy Joyce E. Higley Catherine Geraty Hoag William Hodges Donna and Robert Hoffman Mrs. and Mr. Donna L. Hoffman Christina Holm Bittner William and Charlene Hunt Kenneth Hurdle Bill and Nina Iliff Incyte Corporation Joni Johnson Ellen T. Johnson Jack and Janice Kimmel Russ and Mary Knapp Kohl’s Armin Krueger
Joyce Krula Kathryn La Ferriere Vicki Lange Charlene and Donald Lee Lee Giving Fund The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Lewis Kassis Foundation Life Watch Craig E. Lighty Fund Renee Linder Jennifer R. List David Long Karen Lovell Lundbeck, LLC Judy Macario Tammy Cameron Maher, RN Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Kathryn and Joseph Marcotte MarkeTech Group Robin and Debbie Martial Pamela Martinez John McIntyre and Francesca Negri John and Margo McKay N. Keith McMurry, MD and Anne McMurry Niall and Carol Meagher Paul Merchant Merck & Company, Inc. Merz North America, Inc. Cherylnn Miguel Dizon John and Gerlinde Millar Burnett and Mimi Miller Dona Mitchell John Moltzner Marion Monroe Mr. James Moore Joan Moore Mr. and Mrs. Craig Muehlberg Kristin Mullany Mary Jane Murawski Eileen Murthy Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Sandra and Richard Nelson Diane F. Newcombe Tammie Nguyen Nihon Kohden, Inc Novartis Margaret Oakford Larry and Kathleen O’Connor
Tracey Okabe-Yamamura Ms. Robin Oliver Mark Owens, MD Parker Family Foundation Bob and Colleen Pascuzzi Julie Pennington Marcy Phipps Mariann Poletti Bhagat Ram Rebecca and Paul Read Regeneron Gregory Rogalski, MD The Rogaski Family Julie Rogers William C. Ruark Sacred Heart Church Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salontai John and Trudy Schafer Shelly and Eric Schlenker Maria and Wilbert Schmits Terri L. Scott Seattle Genetics Barbara Wheat Carrie W. Sens Seqirus USA David C. Sharp Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel Shahzad Siddique, MD Laura and Shoab Siddique Michael Silveira, RN Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Elizabeth and John Smrekar Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Judy Sou Stanford Youth Solutions Dolores Steiner Susan Stringfellow Elizabeth Tattersall Mr. Mark Taurone Teva Pharmaceuticals Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc. Glennah Trochet, MD and John Trochet Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uboldi Cordell and Linda Van Rees Harry and Liesa Voth Amy Wandel, MD Ken and Kathy Watrobski Michael E. Weaver Dan Wesolowsko
Page West Pat and Patti Westerhouse Florence E. Weyand Suzanne Wiesner Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Keisha Williams Deirdre and Robert Wilson Larry and Patricia Wilson Rod and Kathy Winegarner Chris and Sarah Wood Fred and Patricia Zanetta Zoll Services LLC
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Summer Act of humankindness Mercy Foundation is grateful for the generosity of Dignity Health employees who provided support to benefit children affected by homelessness attending Mustard Seed School during the summer. Nearly $10,000 was raised, providing an opportunity for 24 children to experience field trips and meals at fun places such as Raging Waters and the moviesâ€”experiences most of these children have never had. Because of this incredible generosity, we were also able to provide car seats and booster seats to ensure the children traveled to and from their field trips safely. And still, there is enough funding to bring joy and learning into the regular school year with science programs and more field trips! If you would like information on how you can further help Mustard Seed School children experiencing homelessness or to learn about other projects and ministries we support, please call (916) 851-2700 or visit supportmercyfoundation.org.
We’re excited to share Horizons, Mercy Foundation’s Quarterly Newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors who save...
Published on Oct 5, 2017
We’re excited to share Horizons, Mercy Foundation’s Quarterly Newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors who save...