Saint John's Magazine Summer 2016

July 14, 2016

Message from the Foundation

Every day at the Foundation, we can look around and count our blessings. We are grateful for our new home, located in the former U.S. Bank Building at 23rd Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, adjacent to the hospital we serve. But even more inspiring is the growth of our network of volunteers — the trustees and supporters who make it possible for us to meet our goals of supporting our beloved Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

In the past year, we’ve welcomed many new trustees. Our recent Chautauqua weekend, three days devoted to trustee education and camaraderie, drew the largest number of participants ever, including many of our physician partners. Now numbering close to 100, our trustees are among the most talented and successful members of the community. We are grateful for their friendship and counsel. The Irene Dunne Guild is also enjoying an influx of enthusiastic new members. Think Pink, the guild's annual event for women's wellness, recently attracted the largest gathering in its history.

This impressive display of volunteerism is matched by the generosity of our donors. We recently received significant gifts from the Tarble Foundation and Ruth Weil that will strengthen the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. The highly regarded program trains future leaders in the field of surgical oncology and biomedical research, elevating cancer care on a global level and ensuring the legacy of the Institute.

In the coming months, we will kick off a fundraising campaign to celebrate the hospital’s 75th anniversary. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring robust, ongoing support of state-of-the-art medicine at Saint John’s and innovative research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. We are grateful for our expanding number of volunteers and friends. Thanks to you, we are most confident of our ability to support the finest health care in the region.

Donna L. Schweers
Chair, Saint John's Health Center
Foundation Board of Trustees

Robert O. Klein
President and CEO,
Saint John's Health Center Foundation


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