Horizons Winter 2021

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Horizons M E R C Y F O U N D AT I O N

WINTER 2021

Inspiring philanthropy. Changing lives. supportmercyfoundation.org

President’s Message The holidays are upon us, and we at Mercy Foundation hope you are feeling an abundance of joy and peace during this special season. Whether you are baking treats for neighbors, mailing Christmas greetings to friends far and wide, or gathering with family to share honored traditions, during this wonderful time of year we extend our deepest gratitude for the good you do for our community every day.

Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM

Bringing the Spirit of Mercy to Our Community Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM, shares her story of service, compassion, and leadership as a Sister of Mercy Fifty years ago, after a long journey traveling from her home in County Mayo, Ireland, Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM, arrived at Mercy Convent, Auburn at midnight. Brimming with hope and excitement and just 19 years old, she was ready and eager to continue her commitment to religious life, started one year earlier. Feeling “awestruck at the adventure awaiting,” Sister Michelle’s life in Auburn became busy and active very quickly. Within a week she was juggling work as a teacher’s aide at Our Lady of Fatima School in St. Joseph’s Parish while also studying scripture, exploring life in community, and joyfully reflecting in prayer and contemplation. Within the year, she also began college classes, first at Sierra College, later at Dominican College in San Rafael, and eventually earned her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and French, and a lifetime teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. Sister Michelle spent 15 years teaching, beginning at Holy Spirit Elementary School, Continued on page 2

Through your generous giving to Mercy Foundation, you continue to advance the important mission established by the Sisters of Mercy over 190 years ago: feeding the poor, educating the underserved and caring for the sick. Your gifts provide warmth, compassion, and light to the most vulnerable among us. Thank you for keeping the spirit of Mercy alive in our community throughout the year. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year,

Kevin B. Duggan President & CEO


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and later serving at Bishop Manogue High School and Christian Brothers High School. When reflecting on her time in the classroom, she recalls it with great affection. “I really enjoyed it, and tried to inspire the students to embrace Mercy in our world. I keep up with many of them on Facebook and go to many of the reunions. That was a really important phase of my life—the students educated me on American culture, including the music of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and many more!” Sister Michelle’s love of lifelong learning returned her to academia to earn a Master of Arts in English and American literature from Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Washington, after which she answered the call to begin as a Vocation Minister, a role in which she ably and enthusiastically served for nine years. She describes vocation ministry as, “helping other women discover where the Spirit of God is leading them.” She worked with women throughout Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana (which she calls her favorite place in all the world), and she says, “One of the things I enjoyed the most was serving with a group of sisters from Burlingame, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Detroit, Omaha, St. Louis, and Cincinnati, and working together.” With Sister Michelle’s natural and strong leadership skills, she was elected to the leadership teams of the Auburn Regional Community in 2004, and the newly merged West Midwest Community headquartered 2

in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2008, where she spent five years. Though behind the scenes, this diligent and dedicated administrative work had a very clear goal that Sister Michelle describes as, “to support and help each of the Sisters of Mercy focus and serve her ministry, whether that was caring for the sick, the poor, or the uneducated.” During this time, Sister Michelle continued pursuing her own growth and learning, earning a diploma in spiritual direction at the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program in Bethesda, Maryland, and studying Spanish at the Cultural Institute of Oaxaca, Mexico. After returning to Sacramento in 2015, she began serving in both spiritual direction and retreat work at Mercy Center Auburn, as California State Senate Chaplain, and as a Corporate Member of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento and Mercy Foundation. Expressing her gratitude for Mercy Foundation donors, who partner in furthering the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, she says “The Sisters in Auburn and I pray daily for you with appreciation and love and we are honored indeed to work with you.” Recently, Sister Michelle began her newest ministry, serving as one of fourteen Institute Ministers for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, which includes over 2,000 sisters in North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Guam, and the Philippines. Her role sees her assisting with leadership and the spiritual guidance of the community, and creating increased unity and connection within the

sisters striving to make a difference in the lives of those in need. She shares, “Zoom has really been a gift! I’ve been able to meet with sisters from all over that I didn’t know before, listen to them, hear what is happening throughout our community, and help guide how we move into the future.”

Sr. Michelle upon graduation from CSU, Sacramento in 1977. Looking back over her 50 years since arriving in the Sacramento area and what Mercy means to her, she says, “The motto that’s on my ring says ‘God’s mercy remains faithful from age to age.’ I think every Sister of Mercy has experienced that mercy of God and we want to pass that onto people who are in need of love and care. Mercy is compassion. Mercy is presence to those who are in need. Mercy is God’s overflowing love into the world.” Thank you, Sister Michelle, for your dedication and commitment to our community. From that fateful midnight arrival in 1971, you began a life of incredible service, marked by an extraordinary breadth in ministries, travel, and educational achievement— all in dedication to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy.


A Story Shared with Us from the Medical Safe Haven For someone “in the life” of human trafficking, the dream of safety and independence seems unattainable. But since our inception, we’ve been blessed to watch our patients achieve this goal—and though their individual journeys may vary, with your philanthropic support, each victim can find a path to healing and recovery and become a survivor. When we first met “Hope,” she was skeptical of the health care system. Like so many victims of human trafficking, she expected caregivers to be judgmental and dismissive. Lacking

a primary care physician, she turned to emergency rooms and urgent care centers for needed treatment. And during those visits—where she had interactions with social workers, nurses, and other medical personnel—she felt misunderstood and overlooked. At her first appointment at the Medical Safe Haven, her doctor moved carefully and compassionately, and, finally, she felt heard.

community; she was recently appointed to an advisory committee guiding a Sacramento County research project on sex trafficking and contributes her important voice and perspective to help others. Still a patient of the Medical Safe Haven, she’s also a small business owner, a part-time employee of a local non-profit, and a dedicated student pursuing her degree. And she’s getting married soon!

It’s been three years since “Hope” walked in our doors, and today she is thriving as a successful, healthy young woman. Because of the trust built with the Medical Safe Haven, “Hope” is now taking the passion she has for this program model and advising other agencies in the

With your support of the Medical Safe Haven, together, we are changing lives and helping others in our community on a powerful and inspiring journey to healing and success. *Survivor name changed to protect privacy

How You Can Help Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Dignity Health, the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Foundation are deeply committed to helping human trafficking victims become survivors by connecting them with vital medical and behavioral health resources. Your generous support allows the Medical Safe Haven at our local Mercy Family Health Center to serve hundreds of victims, and compassionately help them navigate out of trafficking and begin to heal and rebuild. Thank you for your support of this important initiative, which provides important services to victims in need. 3


Partners in Philanthropy

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Providing Support for Sacramento’s Homeless

Each morning, Mercy Pedalers volunteers stock their tricycles with water and supplies, and ride with purpose and love into Sacramento neighborhoods to serve and care for our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. By offering a beverage, saying someone’s name, and connecting with conversation and recognition, pedalers give hope and dignity to those feeling cold, hungry, and vulnerable. This winter, thanks to the generosity of the community and to Mercy Foundation donors like you, your gifts are helping Mercy Pedalers launch an innovative new pilot program, the Sleeping Bag Exchange. Created by a Christian Brothers High School student, pedalers will distribute sleeping bags and collect them once used, replacing them with ones that are clean and dry; the collected sleeping bags will then be cleaned and re-distributed—a beautiful circle of reuse and recycling. We are grateful for your dedication to this wonderful ministry, which helps volunteers build relationships with those living on the streets and connect them to the resources they need for their health and well-being.

You Helped Someone in Need Receiving Cancer Treatment The recent inaugural CommonSpirit Health Concert for Humankindness, held earlier this fall, was an exciting celebration of you, our donors, and our heroic health care workers. Locally, Mercy Foundation raised support for the Angel Care Fund, enabling nurse navigators to help women and men in our area with limited resources who are experiencing cancer, and providing assistance with the medical care and support they deserve. We’re happy to report that Mercy Foundation raised nearly $10,000, 4

Sr. Libby with Tracey, who used to be homeless and now works at City Hall.

ensuring that particularly vulnerable cancer patients are able to continue treatment, afford necessary medication, stay in stable housing, and more. Your support will help with transportation vouchers, copays, or other expenses that patients with limited resources may need to ease their cancer journey.

As an Oncology Nurse Navigator, Cindy Sucevich, RN, offers support with humankindness to our cancer patients.

Thank you to all of our donors and to the event’s generous sponsors— Genentech, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Gil and Kay Albiani, Western Health Advantage, and Divin Construction. You made a meaningful difference to someone in need receiving cancer treatment.


The online process is simple, secure, and revocable: freewill.com/mercyfoundation

Your Free Will-Planning Tool No matter how young or old you are, creating your will is crucial to supporting your loved ones and at the same time ensuring that your values live on through organizations you care about. As a service to valued donors like you, Mercy Foundation has partnered with FreeWill.com: a free, online tool that allows you to create a legally valid will or living trust at no cost in under 20 minutes, or to easily gather information you’ll need should you choose to work with an attorney.

Just as you have been there to support the future of Mercy Foundation’s ministries, we want to help you get your plans in order and care for the future of your loved ones. You will also have the opportunity to include a legacy gift to Mercy Foundation when creating your will—a powerful and enduring way to continue the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, and help feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, educate the underserved, and care for the sick at local Dignity Health hospitals and clinics. If you have included Mercy Foundation in your estate plan, please let us know so we may thank you and recognize you as a member of our Legacy Society.

Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Mercy San Juan Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Longtime donor and Dignity Health employee Ranae Forbes recently used the FreeWill tool to create her estate plan, and says she now feels a great sense of peace, knowing that structure is in place for her family. Ranae says, “I had been thinking for years that it was time to complete a will, but kept putting it off. Tomorrow, I would think. I’ll do this tomorrow. I immediately created my estate plan when I received an email from Mercy Foundation offering the free service, and the peace of mind I now have is amazing! Thank you!” When creating her will, Ranae included a bequest to Mercy Foundation in honor of her aunt, who is a religious Sister. “I’ve been really touched by how the Sisters of Mercy have helped our community over the years, and I wanted to do something to reciprocate.” We deeply appreciate your generosity, Ranae—your gift is a fitting tribute to your family!

On October 4, Lawson Mechanical held its 15th annual golf tournament to benefit our tiniest, most fragile patients and a check was presented to Mercy Foundation for last year’s proceeds totaling $22,000. Thank you, Lawson Mechanical, for raising over $320,000 over the last 14 years to benefit babies in need at Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s NICU.

If you have questions about using this simple tool to create your will or would like to learn about making an estate gift that will benefit you in your lifetime, please contact Kevin Duggan at kevin.duggan@ dignityhealth.org or (916) 851-2703. 5


McAuley Society

MERCY FOUNDATION

Kevin M. Nagle Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel Sierra Health Foundation Sierra Hematology and Oncology Anne Steiner Owen and Renee Taylor Stephen and Grace Thomas Thomas P. Raley Foundation 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 190 years ago built a house of mercy for underserved women and children in Dublin, Ireland. $1 Million Plus Ken and Joyce Adamson City of Folsom Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Claudia and William Cummings Paul and Sara Esch Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation Kaiser Permanente Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Lanie Albrecht Foundation Dennis and Nancy Marks Mercy General Hospital Guild Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Volunteers June and Ritz Naygrow Dave and Chris Lucchetti /Pacific Coast Building Products Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation The Tsakopoulos Family $500,000 - $999,999 Arata Brothers Trust Beneto Foundation County of Sacramento

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Concrete Value Corp Diocese of Sacramento Fletcher Jones Foundation GE Medical Systems, Inc. Michael and Jane Jonsson Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Dr. John Schafer Barbara V. Thomas Western Health Advantage $250,000 - $499,999 Abbott Laboratories Buzz Oates California Wellness Foundation Carrera Joffe Foundation John and Sandra Cook Eli Lilly and Company First 5 Sacramento Barbara and Michael Genovese Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Eric and Stacey Henrikson Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Jesuits California Province KCRA 3 / KQCA 58 Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Lawson Mechanical Contractors Mercy Radiology Group, Inc.

Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Anthem Blue Cross AT&T Services, Inc. Bank of America Robert and Marilyn Baskerville Steve and Cory Bauer Michael and Una Berrigan Janice and Harry Campbell 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 Donant Foundation E.L. Wiegand Foundation Edwards Lifesciences Emergency Medicine Physicians Five Star Bank Friends of NICU Patrick and Renate Fry Lawrence and Christine Garcia George and Lena Valente Foundation Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Health Financial Systems Jon and Sue Hillegeist J M Keckler Medical Company Tom and Maria Johnson Joyce and Jim Teel Family Foundation Dr. Robert and Mrs. Janet Kahle AG Kassis Julia Kelly Kelly Foundation Bill and Stephanie Kenney

The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Luppen and Hawley, Inc. Howard and Ardith Marguleas Merck & Company, Inc. Ron and Darin Mittelstaedt Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. Donald and Pamela Murphy Edward R. and Mary Nacey Gloria Naify National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alex Nee, MD Novartis Pharmaceuticals Larry and Kathleen O’Connor 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 Sacramento Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc. John A. and Susan Sobrato Hans Sprong Terry and Lori Street Swing at Cancer, Inc. Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi Teichert, Inc. Randal and Shannon Terwedo The Doctors Company Turner Construction Michael and Linda Ubaldi Roger and Marie Valine VSP Chris and David Wagner Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP Wells Fargo Bank Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dryer Tammy and Kevin Wilcox William C. Cummings Real Estate Investments Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski $50,000 - $99,999 Osa E. Aimufua Gil and Kay Albiani Bernau Development Corporation Biogen, Inc.


Blackbird Associates Miles Treaster & Associates And Herman Miller, Inc. Blue Diamond Growers Patti Monczewski Scott, Cary, Wesley and Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Landon Boese Morton and Marcine Friedman Frank M. Booth Foundation Boyd Foundation Marilyn and Raymond Nelson Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Veleda and Mike Newman Cardinal Distribution Mrs. Gloria and Dr. Joseph Neal A. Cardosa Pawlowski Aileen Carriere Philip Jonsson Foundation Celgene Corporation Quest The Family of Yu Shun Chung Ralphs/Food 4 Less Community Services Planning Rod and Nancy Read Council Linda and John Rinset Dr. Gregory Cooper and River City Bank Barbara Miller Robin and Katherine Rogness Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto SAFE Credit Union Cecilia Delury and Vince Jacobs Shelly and Eric Schlenker Diagnostic Pathology Medical Carrie W. Sens Group, Inc. Setzer Foundation Dr. Patrick C. and Dolores M. Dr. and Mrs. Kavian Shahi Dietler Dr. Francis and Mrs. Jean Silvey Beth and Kevin Duggan Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Michael and Susan Erne Slakey Brothers Incorporated June Maria and Anthony Errico Marcos Smith Drs. Howard J. and Guinea S. Fan Daniel and Christine Steiner Frontier Communications Stryker Endoscopy Richard F. and Joan Gann Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha Roger Mills Gilbert, MD Teva Pharmaceuticals Frank and Fay Giordano U.S. Bank Mrs. Dee and Dr. Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uboldi Hartzog Wallrich. Jose Hermocillo and Valerie Hawkins Jim and Jill Walsh Todd and Amy Hoddick Amy Wandel, MD Cindy Holst Garry and Kathleen Westover Malcolm Hotchkiss and The Wiesenfeld Family Virginia Varela Wendy J. Hoyt Up to $49,999 Don and Gail Hudson AAA-California State Automobile William and Charlene Hunt Association Gayle and Gary Hursh Carol and Cary Adams Instrumentation Laboratories Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Glorina Jugo Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation Kimmel Construction, Inc. Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Russ and Mary Knapp Robert and Virginia Allen Richard and Connie Koppes Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Allen Craig E. Lighty Fund Denise K. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Lucian Maidan Jennifer Alpert Sandy and Mick Malaney Dr. Kathryn Amirikia Kathleen and Pat McClain Patty Armond

George and Jean Artz Astra Merck AT&T Stan and Kristen Atkinson Drs. Karen Azama-Kihara and Rodney Kihara 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 Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Blue Shield of California Blue Sky Day Spa Ian and Katherine Boase Books Are Fun Steve and Linda Boutin Michael K. Brady Susan Brauner Mrs. Sarah Brechtbill Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Broadbent Kelly and Augusta Brothers Burnett and Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Company California Correctional Peace Officers Association Norman and Tina Campbell Capital Beverage Company Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. Carlson Price Fass & Company Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Dr. Richard and Noreen Carvolth Edmundo and Veronica Castañeda Catalyst Communications, Inc. Brian and Meredith Cathcart CFB/Lincoln National Michael Chang, MD Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation Kelly Ciotti and Steve Noyes City Building, Inc. Coact Designworks 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 Pat Crosbie Steve and Marsha Crosbie Adrienne Crowe Rondi Crowley Crush MS The Cunningham Family Linda Beech Cutler 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 Kasey Dyer E.A. Boyd Foundation EMD Serono, Inc. 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 Doris and Robert Frazier John E. Frisch Dr. Allan and Mrs. Elizabeth Galbreath Louis Gallia, MD, DMD, FACS Elizabeth Garcia GE Healthcare Lifecare Solutions Genentech, Inc. Genovese Burford & Brothers Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag Geremia Family Deceased

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McAuley Society

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Up to $49,999 (cont.)

William Giang, Pharm D. and Kimberly Navasca-Giang, Pharm D. Drs. Katherine and Michael Gillogley Lois and Y.W. “Bill” Glazebrook Gary A. Glenesk, MD Golden 1 Credit Union Diane and Larrie Grenz Thomasand Phyllis Hammer Harold and Winifred Swanton Foundation HDR Architecture Health Net of California, Inc. Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP Kit Henderson Joyce E. Higley Barbara L. Hoffert Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard Albert Hwang, MD Louise and D. Scott Ideson Bill and Nina Iliff Intel Corporation IPS Printers, Inc. Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Angela Isola Daniel and Dana Jacques Skip and Marsha Jahn Bonnie and Rob Jenkins Dr. Bruce and Ellen Jensen Colonel and Mrs. James H. Jensen John F. Otto, Inc. Devan and Kimberly Johnson Karen H. Jordan JPMorgan Chase Kaiser Permanente David J. Kassis Michael and Geri Kearns 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 Debbie and Michael Korpiel, DHA Mary L. Lambert Vicki Lange Frank and Marcia LaRosa Ginny and Jack LaRue Matt and Christy Layton

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Tim and Kim Lien Linet Americas, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Louis G. Livoti Vicki and Gary Lovotti Reginald Low M.D. Patrick and Pamela Lynn M &M Whitmire Family Foundation T. Grace Macdonald 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 John McIntyre and Francesca Negri The McIntyre Family The McKeever Family McKesson Bernita McTernan Medtronic Pacing, Inc. Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Jan and Rob Mellen John and Beverley Messner Metropolitan Anesthesiology Consultants The Mette Family Dale Meyer Tim Mickiewicz DDS Burnett and Mimi Miller Don Jarrell and Jona Milo Katina Tsakopoulos Dr. Peter J. Murphy Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Nacht & Lewis NCO Financial Systems, Inc. Niello BMW Northern California P.E.T. Imaging Center Nuclear Physicians Medical Group Tracey Okabe-Yamamura 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.

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 Dr. Reza Pirsaheli and Gita Damavandi 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 Freda and H.J. Bud Ravizza RCA Medical Group RCB Foundation Donald and Laverna Reid Steve and Mary Jo Riehl River City Medical Group Dr. and Mrs. David K. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Robertson Rod Read & Sons Tim and Kimberly Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Rossiter Rotary Annes of Folsom Rotary Club of Folsom Roxane Laboratories, Inc. William C. Ruark Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Martin and Alison Sadler Safeway Food & Drug Safeway Foundation Dr. Rahat Saied Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salontai Genzyme, A Sanofi Company James and Karen Saponaro Jane Saunders

William and Elaine Schaedler Schering Plough Vince and Lynn Schmitz Schneider (USA), Inc. Donald and Jean Schrader Terri L. Scott Betsy Self Brian Sevier David C. Sharp Ofer Shaul Stanley and Billie Shawl Jim and Shirley Shotwell Jim and Susie Simas Bob and Mercedes Slakey Sleep Train, Inc. Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Sovereign Military Order of Malta- Western Association Linda J. Schultz Trust Spence Enterprises, Inc. 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 The Sacramento Bee 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 Unger Construction Co. United Business Bank James and Kris Van Cleaf Cordell and Linda Van Rees Bud Turner and Lynn Van Vleck Turner Vandenberg-Keil Vasko Electric, Inc. Megan and Don Vincent Mercy San Juan Vituity ED Physicians Group Tom Walcott Deceased


Drs. Anthony and Mona Wartell Ken and Kathy Watrobski Watson Wyatt & Company Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group Deidre Wentworth Western Contract Nancy Ann White Wilke Fleury Llp Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson Kathy and Rod Winegarner Doreen Wysocki Rick Xiong David Yamasaki 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. 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.

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 Stan and Kristen Atkinson Dr. John and Dr. Marie Babich Robert and Marilyn Baskerville Michaeland Una Berrigan Robert and Nancy Bradford Michael K. Brady Mr. and Mrs. Terry O. Bush Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Nancy McCormick Clavere Bettye M. Cummins Brenda Washington Davis Dean and Jean Decker Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Beth and Kevin Duggan Lisa and Jim Ferrin Lawrence and Christine Garcia Bryan and Lisa Gardner Barbara and Michael Genovese

Roger Mills Gilbert, MD Joseph Girimonte Kathleen and Jeffrey Glasser Lois and Y.W. “Bill”  Glazebrook Doris J. Guelzow Michael Hardy Jon and Sue Hillegeist Cindy Holst Mr. and Mrs. John P. Horgan III Tom and Sheila Inks Hugh W. Kitchener Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Ginny and Jack LaRue Nancy B. Maliani Sharon A. Margetts Eleanor McGill John McIntyre Don and Lynda Middleton John and Gerlinde Millar 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 Beth and Ed Schatz Carl and Pamela Schubert Marge Schweinfurth Davida C. Silva Bob and Mercedes Slakey Hans Sprong Barbara V. Thomas Stephen and Grace Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Unciano Chris and David Wagner Kerry and Sam Wood

Embrace the spirit of the holiday 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.

HONOR A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE

One hundred percent of tribute gifts support 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. To make a gift online using our secure donation form, go to supportmercyfoundation.org/donate or to make a gift by phone, call (916) 851-2700

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2020-21 Honor Roll

MERCY FOUNDATION

Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer The Wiesenfeld Family Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski $5,000 - $9,999

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 $1,000 or more to support the Sisters of Mercy ministries from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

$250,000 - $999,999 Ken and Joyce Adamson Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

The Doctors Company Western Health Advantage Florence E. Weyand

$100,000 - $249,999

$10,000 - $24,999

Jennie Babich Phyllis R. Bentley Michael and Jane Jonsson Lanie Albrecht Foundation June and Ritz Naygrow Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation Anne Steiner

Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Beneto Foundation Michael Berrigan Sandy and Mick Malaney Blue Diamond Growers Scott, Cary, Wesley and Landon Boese Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Janice and Harry Campbell Jill and David Dryer EMD Serono, Inc. Five Star Bank Friends of NICU Brian and Jennifer Hutchinson Don Jarrell and Jona Milo Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program Dr. Robert and Mrs. Janet Kahle Daryn Kumar Dennis and Nancy Marks Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Kevin M. Nagle Alex Nee, MD Mark and Patty Read Tim and Kimberly Rogers Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance Terry and Lori Street Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi

$50,000 - $99,999 California Department of Public Health Jim and Jana Cuneo Diocese of Sacramento Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. MJ Brats, LP Dr. John Schafer Eric Newnan Shull Stephen and Grace Thomas

$25,000 - $49,999 County of Sacramento Barbara and Michael Genovese Bill and Stephanie Kenney Lawson Mechanical Contractors Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Public Health Institute Daniel and Christine Steiner

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AAA-California State Automobile Association Osa E. Aimufua Allergan Phyllis Baltz Steve and Cory Bauer Blackbird Associates Frank M. Booth Steve and Linda Boutin Mrs. Sarah Brechtbill Dr. Richard and Noreen Carvolth Sammy and Kim Cemo Jim, Patrice and Kit Coyle The Cunningham Family Dean and Jean Decker June Maria and Anthony Errico Kelley and Kim Evans John Fetsch Genentech, Inc. Health Financial Systems Albert Hwang, MD Bill and Nina Iliff Debbie and Michael Korpiel, DHA Dr. and Mrs. Lucian Maidan Paul and Frieda Maisel Fund The McKeever Family Tracey Okabe-Yamamura Pfund Family Foundation Dr. Reza Pirsaheli and Gita Damavandi Terri L. Scott Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Unger Construction Co. Roger and Marie Valine Bud Turner and Lynn Van Vleck Turner Jim and Jill Walsh Drs. Anthony and Mona Wartell Doreen Wysocki $1,000 - $4,999 Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Alberto Aldueza Sabrena Alias George Appel Kathleen L. Asay

Karen Azama-Kihara and Rodney Kihara Ernie L. and Kathleen M. Baciocco Lela S. Bayley Joan and Richard Beach Shari and Gary Beck Terri Bigler, MD Biogen, Inc. Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Bristol Myers Squibb Donna and Jeff Brotman Sandra Buckendorf-Jones Lyla Burnor Julie Carrasco-Minton and Jonas Minton Lara Cartoscelli Anne Carvalho Lori Cashio Dr. and Mrs. James H. Clingan M.D. Patricia Contreras Dr. Gregory Cooper and Barbara Miller Alan and Mary Lynn Cordano Allison Cotterill Karal and Ann Cottrell Sara Covarrubias Michael and Julie Cox & Family Jeremy Crawford Dr. and Mrs. Royal DeLany Rommel Declines Bernadette and Richard DeCuir William DeFazio Cecilia Delury and Vince Jacobs Deborah Dillon Cecilia Divin, M.D. and Damian Divin Bryan, Machelle & Lincoln Donahoo Mary Driscoll Raquel Dudderar George and Marilyn Econome Mary and Keith Erickson Dominique Fairbank Ms. Denise Field Walter and Bobbie Flatt Kathy Foley Basil K. Fox, Jr. and Leonor M. Fox David and Shawn Garamella Gabrielle Gaspar M.D. Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag


Carolyn Getman MD and Greg Cohen MD Roger Mills Gilbert, MD Drs. Katherine and Michael Gillogley Ariana Goodwin Ines Gourley LeMone Green and Family Jon Griep Philip and Nani Haines Nellie and David Herman Joyce E. Higley Jon and Sue Hillegeist Ronald and Lorraine Hirohata Tracy Hodges William Hodges Fran Maisano Hoffer Mary and James Hopp Wendy J. Hoyt Don and Gail Hudson William and Charlene Hunt Jean Iacino Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Daniel and Dana Jacques Carol Jaworowski Tom and Maria Johnson Joni Johnson Jennifer Jorra AG Kassis Carmen Kaufhardt Michael and Geri Kearns Jack and Janice Kimmel Rebecca Kleiner and Ed O’Connell Russ and Mary Knapp Armin Krueger Vicki Lange Teresa Childers and Philip Laughlin, M.D. Loretta and Donald Lawson The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Craig E. Lighty Fund Renee Linder David Long Karen Lovell Chris and Dave Lucchetti Barbara and Dennis Luther John Lyden Catherine and David MacDonald Diane and Dennis Mahoney Nancy B. Maliani

Kevin and Tiffany Malone Kathryn and Joseph Marcotte Sharon A. Margetts Robin and Debbie Martial Pamela Martinez Linda McCormick Candace McGahan Ms. Connie McGovern John McIntyre and Francesca Negri Christy McMurray N. Keith McMurry, MD and Anne McMurry Niall and Carol Meagher Jeanne McCormack and Al Medvitz Lisa Merritt The Mette Family John and Gerlinde Millar George M. and Jenny Mitchell (LTC. U.S. Army, ret) Mogavero Architects John Moltzner James Moore RN Beth Mullen Mary Jane and Frank Murawski Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Sandra and Richard Nelson Diane F. Newcombe Tammie Nguyen Reverend Maurice O’Brien Larry and Kathleen O’Connor Robin Oliver and Bill Lovin Dr. Gearoid and Kathleen O’Neill Sanford Osaki Sigrid and Mark Owyang Kimberly Pann Nancy Pape Bob and Colleen Pascuzzi Mr. Ronald Petrich and Dr. Mary Pat Pauly Julie Pennington Marcy Phipps Steve and Karen Polansky Mariann Poletti Ms. Amber N. Quezada Brenda and John Radcliffe Bhagat Ram Maria and Jesus Ramirez Rod and Nancy Read Rebecca and Paul Read

Steve and Mary Jo Riehl Gregory Rogalski, MD Julie Rogers Robin and Katherine Rogness William C. Ruark Mary Rydman Diane Saeed-Freund and Eric Freund Kuldip Sandhu, M.D. Shelly and Eric Schlenker Barbara Selby Carrie W. Sens Gurvinder Shaheed, M.D. David C. Sharp Taeok and Hiroaki Shibasaki Yasmeen Ansari and Shahzad Siddique, M.D. Sierra Health Foundation Davida C. Silva Elizabeth and John Smrekar Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Mihoa Stacy Stanford Youth Solutions Theresa Stewart Steven Strovers Sarah Sylva Michelle and Jeff Szczesny Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Fern Takemoto-Leahigh Elizabeth Tattersall Mr. Mark Taurone Jennifer Tehaney Leslie and Andy Thielen U.S. Bank Foundation Marty and Elaine Vanich Harry and Liesa Voth Donna and Joel Wehner Weyand Family Trust Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Shonda Wills David Wolf, MD Rick Xiong Rosemary Younts Fred and Patricia Zanetta F. Zboralske

Deceased

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