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Inspiring Philanthropy. Changing Lives.
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President’s message Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley once said, “Let charity be our badge of honor…so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God.” Although these words were spoken over 150 years ago, they continue to ring true today, particularly when applied to our donors who, for over 60 years, have partnered with Mercy Foundation to carry out the Sisters of Mercy mission of helping those in need.
Brian Hutchinson, Executive Director of the MS Achievement Center provides encouragement and support to program participants, combined with a little humor to lift spirits.
MS Achievement Center: Astonishing Growth, Remarkable Impact “At the MS Achievement Center, we provide a safe environment for people living with MS to receive physical and emotional support,” says Brian Hutchinson, MS Achievement Center Director. “Our participants now have a ‘community’—they feel understood and comfortable and that is a huge step in improving their quality of life. Our participants tell me they have more confidence—they feel sharper and more able,” Brian says. “The MS Achievement Center is truly a community resource that is making a big impact.” Initially funded by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the MS Achievement Center opened in February, 2014, offering participants a five-hour program once a week, customized to meet each individual’s needs. “Getting the grant was an amazing thing,” says Dr. John Schafer, MS Achievement Center Medical Director. “Now we need additional support to expand programs and to enable the growth that is necessary to meet the immense need we are seeing.” In fact, community need has far surpassed initial expectations. The MS Achievement Center began providing services just one day a week with the hope of offering services three days a week at the two-year mark. Instead, demand has been so great that the MS Continued on page 2
Your gifts make a difference in the lives of countless people in our community. This was most evident at our 23rd McAuley & Legacy Societies Celebration held in mid-October, where we honored generous benefactors who have given over $25,000 over their lifetime, as well as those who have made a gift to Mercy Foundation through their estate plan. On this special evening, we recognized many extraordinary people, including Agnes Anderson, who was presented with Mercy Foundation’s Inspiring Philanthropy Award. Through a long history of giving, which began 27 years ago, Agnes and her late husband, Walter, became members of Mercy Foundation’s McAuley Society. Agnes has continued that history of generous giving and was inducted into our Legacy Society this year. I hope you have had an opportunity to witness some of her inspiring philanthropy by visiting the beautiful Continued on page 5
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Achievement Center expanded its services to three days a week just after the conclusion of the first year! In order to allow all to participate, fees are based on a sliding scale. The program includes physical exercise, such as yoga, Pilates and stretching, all customized to meet each individual’s needs. Cognitive stimulation and socializing are also part of each day’s activities, along with discussions about health and wellness. In recognition of the varied needs of those with MS, the MS Achievement Center has begun adding supplemental programs, including a support partner series, a book-club, evening yoga programs, and half-day wellness seminars in areas of Northern California (outside the Greater Sacramento area), for those with MS who may live too far away to access the Center’s onsite services. These programs are typically free of charge and open to anyone affected by MS. “The growth has been phenomenal and has really surpassed expectations,” says Dr. Schafer. “But what is truly wonderful to me is that our participant’s favorite day of the week is the one they spend at the MS Achievement Center. One participant told me that in the 15 years he has had MS, this Center is the best thing that has ever happened to him. To say the MS Achievement Center is changing lives is no exaggeration.” To see how your donations to the MS Achievement Center are making a positive impact in one family's life, please view our video at www.supportmercyfoundation.org/ways-to-give/msac
A Gift for Spiritual Direction: Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM The halls of the California State Senate can become quite heated at times; however, in the midst of debating political parties and lobbying groups, Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM, aims to be a voice of unity and peace. Sister Michelle serves the State Senate as the Senate Chaplain, a role she assumed in January, 2015. Helping others find their spiritual path has been a common thread throughout Sister Michelle’s life. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, she came to California in 1971 to join the Sisters of Mercy in Auburn. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and French and received her teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. She enjoyed teaching, spending many years in Sacramento area schools, including Holy Spirit Elementary School, Bishop Manogue High School and Christian Brothers High School. In 1995, Sister Michelle’s religious community invited her to assume the role of ministry of vocation minister, working with women discerning a call to religious life. “I really enjoyed meeting those women and being a witness to their discernment,” says Sister Michelle. Sister Michelle served in an elected leadership role within the Auburn Regional Community from 2004 through 2008. In 2008, the Auburn Regional Community and 5 other Regional Communities merged to become the West Midwest Community. Sister Michelle was elected to the leadership team of this broader community and served in that capacity until 2013. In addition to currently serving as Senate Chaplain, Sister Michelle also serves in Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM, a voice both spiritual direction and retreat work at Mercy Center Auburn, as a member of of unity and peace. the Spirituality Team for the Deaconate Formation Program, and as a Corporate Member of Mercy Foundation and Cristo Rey High School Sacramento. “I very much enjoy working with others on their spirituality – it is why I entered religious life to begin with,” Sister Michelle says. “Listening to another person describing how God is working in their life is unlike traditional therapy or even pastoral counseling. You don’t try to find solutions or try to fix things, you just listen with reverence and respect to the unique experience of each person with their God as they deepen that relationship. It is very sacred work.” 2
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Physician Champion: Dr. John Schafer
For more than 30 years, Dr. John Schafer has poured himself professionally into his medical specialty – diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis. What many of his patients and colleagues may not realize is that he is also a very generous philanthropist. “I think it is very important to support the causes you are passionate about,” Dr. Schafer says. “And for me – that is MS.” Dr. Schafer’s commitment to those living with MS began in the late 1980’s when the local chapter of the MS Society asked him to chair their professional advisory committee. As a leader in the care of those with MS, Dr. Schafer’s commitment has not wavered since. He has gone on to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors, as well as on numerous committees of the National MS Society. Dr. Schafer’s remarkable work with the MS Society has been recognized by being honored with a spot in the Society’s Health Professionals Volunteer Hall of Fame. John Schafer, MD, extraordinary health care provider and philanthropist.
Dr. Schafer’s top priority has always been a commitment to improving the lives of those living with MS, beginning with initial diagnosis and continuing through the various stages of the condition. To this end, in 2009 he led the effort to create the Mercy MS Center, where a team of MS-certified physicians and nurses provide comprehensive care to patients throughout Northern California. In an effort to assist those with MS improve the quality of their lives, Dr. Schafer spearheaded the opening of the MS Achievement Center in 2014. At this wellness center, the focus is on assisting those with MS in taking control of their health through physical rehabilitation, cognitive activities and emotional support [See MS Achievement Center, front cover article]. “We assumed there was a need Drs. John and Trudy for the MS Achievement Center, but the growth has been astonishing. Schafer shown And while I personally knew this program would be a good thing for attending Mercy people living with MS, I really had no idea how life changing it would be Foundation’s annual for the participants.” Seeing how the MS Achievement Center and its staff have touched the lives of participants compelled Dr. Schafer and his wife, Trudy, to personally offer their philanthropic support. “Our giving is through Mercy Foundation, where we designate our contributions specifically to the MS Achievement Center,” says Dr. Schafer.
McAuley & Legacy Societies Celebration, a special event to thank and honor our generous donors.
The Schafers’ $250,000 pledge to support the MS Achievement Center is an inspiration to many who choose to support MS. While Dr. Schafer encourages everyone to contribute philanthropically wherever their passion lies, he believes the MS Achievement Center is a particularly worthy cause with a unique need. “For me, it is gratifying to be able to step in and offer support that greatly enhances the lives of those affected by, and those living with, MS.”
McAuley & Legacy Societies Celebration We were privileged to honor our generous donors at this year’s annual McAuley & Legacy Societies Celebration, held on October 14 at The Center at Twenty Three Hundred in Sacramento. It was a lovely evening enjoyed by over 120 of our partners in philanthropy. This year, 25 new McAuley members (donors who have contributed lifetime cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more) and five new Legacy members (those who have included Mercy Foundation in their estate plans) were inducted. Members of the McAuley & Legacy Societies are featured on pages 6-9. 3
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Community Effort Creates New Cristo Rey This past August, students at Cristo Rey High School Sacramento began the 2015 – 2016 school year in their new facility—a place where academic excellence is clearly the expectation. Cristo Rey High School Sacramento is a Catholic, college preparatory high school serving students from families with limited financial means. Through a unique Work-Study program, Cristo Rey students work five days per month in companies and organizations throughout the Sacramento region gaining real-world work experiences, while simultaneously financing a major portion of their education. Previously, the school was housed in the former St. Peter’s Parish School, where students and teachers had to make do with classrooms and restrooms that were built for elementary school children. Teachers shared classrooms and enrollment was capped because of limited space. The school leadership set goals of acquiring more space, improving technology and securing more resources for science and arts. “It has been an amazing
journey...a dream come true.” Sister Eileen Enright, RSM President, Cristo Rey High School Sacramento
Those goals inspired a lot of hard work, possibilities and determination, creating a reality today. Cristo Rey students cherish their new school, situated on 8.4 acres of land. The new campus has space for 450 students, while the old site was limited to just 300 students.
A second building is shelled for future growth. “Here we have a classroom for each teacher,” says Sister Eileen Enright, RSM, and President of Cristo Rey Sacramento, “We have dedicated chemistry and physics labs, thanks to a $100,000 gift from one donor. We have art rooms with plenty of storage space. There is a computer lab with 35 desktop computers. We have student lounge space that the kids just love. We have a dedicated chapel. And one of my favorite things – every classroom has a window with a view of the trees outside.” The sense of pride in this new school is palpable. “Here, the students hold their heads higher. They seem more confident and studious…It almost feels like a junior college.” Sister Eileen says. “I will never forget what one young man said to me just a few weeks after we moved in. I asked him what he thought of the new facility. He said, ‘Sister, I feel smarter here.’ It almost took my breath away.” This exceptionally equipped new school is the result of an astounding community effort. During an 18-month campaign facilitated by Mercy Foundation, donors throughout the region contributed $10.8 million, providing a new building for Cristo Rey as well as Continued on next page
The beautiful new campus of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, located at 8475 Jackson Road, offers students a professional academic environment, further enriching their learning experience. 4
funding for student scholarships and the expansion of academic and extra-curricular programs.
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Serving as the catalysts to both the kickoff and the culmination of the campaign were lead donors Dr. Dennis and Nancy Marks and Dave and Chris Lucchetti/Pacific Coast Building Supply. Both couples generously gifted $1 million each at the start of the campaign and then partnered in the last four months for a $1.5 million matching challenge gift, inspiring a total of $1.8 million in gifts, pushing the campaign past its goal. “This building is a testimony to the goodwill and generosity of the people who believe in our students. Education is how you break the cycle of poverty and that is the heart of this school’s mission,” says Sister Eileen. I am thrilled and grateful to see how many people in our community support that mission. When it came to putting the name of the school on the new building, I insisted that we make it Cristo Rey High School Sacramento – because this is the result of the effort of the whole community.”
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
Walter C. and Agnes V. Anderson Healing Garden and Anderson Park, both located on the campus of Mercy General Hospital. I invite you to consider joining Agnes and hundreds of other dedicated Mercy Foundation donors in becoming a member of the McAuley and/or Legacy Societies. This issue of Horizons highlights programs, ministries and people coming together in support of the longstanding mission of the Sisters of Mercy. It also recognizes current McAuley and Legacy Society members and those who have given $1,000 or more during the 2015 fiscal year. Whether you are a supporter of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center (both featured in this edition of Horizons), or any of the other ministries supported by Mercy Foundation, please know that your thoughtful generosity continues to be appreciated and that you are making a positive impact in the lives of numerous individuals throughout the Greater Sacramento region. Thank you for your partnership and your on-going support. Sincerely,
• 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
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Owen and Renee Taylor The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. 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 Claudia and William Cummings The Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Lanie Albrecht Foundation Dennis and Nancy Marks Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin Mercy General Hospital Guild Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Volunteers Dave and Chris Lucchetti / Pacific Coast Building Products Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Spanos The Tsakopoulos Family
$500,000 - 999,999 Arata Brothers Trust Beneto Foundation Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Diocese of Sacramento 6
The Fletcher Jones Foundation GE Medical Systems, Inc. Mary M. McDonald Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild June and Ritz Naygrow Barbara V. Thomas
$250,000 - 499,999 Abbott Laboratories Buzz Oates Group of Companies The California Wellness Foundation Carrera Joffe Foundation John and Sandra Cook Eli Lilly and Company First 5 Sacramento Eric and Stacey Henrikson Jesuits California Province KCRA-TV3/KQCA 58 Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Kevin M. Nagle John and Trudy Schafer Sierra Health Foundation Sierra Hematology and Oncology
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 County of Sacramento Jim and Jana Cuneo Dean and Jean Decker DeNardo Education and Research Foundation Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Diepenbrock Harrison The Donant Foundation 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. Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Michael and Jane Jonsson 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. Merck Sharp & Dohme Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Ron and Darin Mittelstaedt Donald and Pamela Murphy Edward R. and Mary Nacey Pfund Family Foundation Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group, Inc. Raley’s Incorporated RCA Community Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Regional Cardiology Associates Medical Group RMOB Sacramento Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Kavian Shahi 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 Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Ubaldi Roger and Marie Valine VSP Chris and David Wagner Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP Ron and Shirley Watkins Wells Fargo Bank Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer 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 Dick and Carolyn Boje Frank M. Booth Boyd Foundation Cardinal Distribution Aileen Carriere The Family of Yu Shun Chung Community Services Planning Council Jim, Patrice and Kit Coyle 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 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giordano The Harris Family Laurie Harting 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. Richard and Connie Koppes Oleta C. Lambert
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 Denny and Michelle Powell 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. Francis Silvey Slakey Brothers Incorporated Jane and Wayne Spence Terry and Lori Street Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha The George and Lena Valente Foundation 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 Mrs. 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 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 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 Farmers Insurance District #30 Charles and Nancy Feddermann Deceased
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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 Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group, PC Fong & Fong Printers & Lithographers Friends of NICU John E. Frisch Dr. and Mrs. Allan H. 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. The Isola Family Angela Isola Chase and Dee Israelson Skip and Marsha Jahn Bonnie 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 Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. Kimball Hill Homes Jack and Janice Kimmel Russ and Mary Knapp 8
Veronica Knudson Mary L. Lambert Frank and Marcia LaRosa Ginny and Jack LaRue Matt and Christy Layton 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 Elio and May Marsalla Robin and Debbie Martial Mrs. Virginia and Lt. Col. Robert McBratney McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery The McIntyre 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 Dr. Peter J. Murphy Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Richard W. Myers Nacht & Lewis Architects National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter 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 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 Philip Jonsson Foundation Pinebrook Social Club Deanna Plewik Steve and Karen Polansky Mariann Poletti 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 MaltaWestern 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 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 Vandenberg-Keil Vasko Electric, Inc. Tom Walcott Jim and Jill Walsh 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 Mrs. Marie Babich Phyllis R. Bentley 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 A. Daniels Denise D’Anne Brenda Washington Davis Dean and Jean Decker Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Beth and Kevin Duggan Richard B. Feiertag, MD 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 Bill Glazebrook Doris Guelzow Marty and Sue Haley Michael Hardy Jeanne C. Hill Jon and Sue Hillegeist Cindy Holst Mr. and Mrs. John P. Horgan III Mercedita Hussain
Tom and Sheila Inks Jack and Nancy Kearns Hugh W. Kitchener Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Oleta C. Lambert Ginny and Jack LaRue Lois Lucas Nancy B. Maliani Sharon A. Margetts Elio and May Marsalla 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 Dell W. and Crystal J. Primasing Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Alice G. Reed John and Valerie Piotrowski 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.
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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, 2014 through June 30, 2015. $250,000 or more Carrera Joffe Foundation The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Jesuits California Province The Tsakopoulos Family
$100,000 - $249,999 Beneto Foundation County of Sacramento DeNardo Education and Research Foundation The Donant Foundation AG Kassis Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Mary M. McDonald Owen-Dunn Insurance Services John and Trudy Schafer Randal and Shannon Terwedo Chris and David Wagner Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer
$50,000 - $99,999 Ken and Joyce Adamson The George and Lena Valente Foundation Michael and Jane Jonsson Lanie Albrecht Foundation Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Volunteers Serotonin Surge Charities 10
John A. and Susan Sobrato Teichert, Inc. Roger and Marie Valine
$25,000 - $49,000 Lela S. Bayley Cecilia Delury and Vince Jacobs Beth and Kevin Duggan Barbara and Michael Genovese Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard International Micro Design, Inc. Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Chase and Dee Israelson Jackson Properties, Inc. Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. JPMorgan Chase Mercy General Guild Volunteers National Multiple Sclerosis Society, No. California Chapter The Old Bofie Foundation Philip Jonsson Foundation United Business Bank Garry and Kathleen Westover
Genzyme Corporation James and Mary Hopp Lawson Mechanical Contractors Medtronic, Inc. Paul and Michele Murphy Barry and Sue Powell Lee and Jerry Reedy Steve and Mary Jo Riehl Nancy Sheehan and Rich Simpson Sierra Hematology and Oncology Stafford King Wiese Architects Terry and Lori Street Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha Stephen and Grace Thomas Amy Wandel MD Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Foundation John and Leslie Woodward
$5,000 - $9,999
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Osa Aimufua Mary L. Argo $10,000 - $24,999 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Armrod Charitable Foundation Claire M. Bradley Robert A. Baker Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Boston Scientific Corporation Vivienne B. Brett Brain Injury Association of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company California William A. and Martha Campbell Neal A. Cardosa Covidien Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cornelius Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dean and Jean Decker Jim and Jana Cuneo Barbara Dehart Friends of NICU June Maria and Anthony Errico Gabrielle Gaspar MD
Eventbrite Stephen and Kelley Foerster Genentech, Inc. Len, Kris, Aaron and Jack Ganz Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Drs. John and Elizabeth Kailath Michael and Geri Kearns Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Kellen Kimmel Construction, Inc. KP Financial Services Gary Lovotti Majestic Landscape and Pool Services Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin Gerald and Marion McGovern Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild NAIOP Father Albert G. O'Connor Pfund Family Foundation Janice and Gregory Pulley Marianne and John Rittenhouse Marcos and Kimberly Smith St. Jude Medical, Inc. David Yamasaki Allan and Karen Zaremberg Michael and Debby Ziegler
$1,000 - $4,999 Abbott Laboratories Abiomed, Inc. Acorda Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. Advanced Health Media, LLC Novartis Agendia, Inc. Sabrena Alias Allergan Amgen, Inc. Teresa and Steve Anderson Arbor Pharmeceuticals, Llc Patty Armond Kathleen L. Asay Dawn Askew AstraZeneca LP AtriCure Karen-Azama-Kihara, Pharm. D. Bank of Rio Vista Griselda Barajas Bayer Joan and Richard Beach Steve Bell Lisa L. Benadom Michael and Una Berrigan BI USA Bio Fire Diagnostics LLC Biogen Idec Biogen, Inc.
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Thank You, Mercy Medical Group! Mercy Medical Group held its 3rd annual golf tournament at the Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom and raised over $34,000, exceeding their fundraising goal! This yearâ€™s proceeds were designated through Mercy Foundation to support the following Sisters of Mercy ministries: Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, Mercy Housing, Mercy Clinic Loaves & Fishes and the Mustard Seed School (both located on the campus of Loaves & Fishes.)
Ready to hit the links (from left): Barbara Miller; Joelle Jakobsen, MD; Deanne Roberts, MD; Celine Balatbat; Amy Wandel, MD; Adam Berman; Ben Balatbat, MD; Jill Walsh, MD.