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Event Photos

Spring Forward

Friends and supporters of El Camino Hospital gathered in the formal gardens of the historic Morgan Estate in Los Altos Hills on Saturday evening, May 5 for Spring Forward, a gala benefiting mental health and addiction services. The program featured a conversation between actress Brooke Shields and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Lisa Abramson, moderated by former Silicon Valley Business Journal editor Moryt Milo. Their discussion inspired generous donations to the “I Believe” fund-in-need appeal, which was followed by dessert and dancing to the music of Grammy winner Tony Lindsay, world-renowned singer for Santana. Read more.

Lindsey and Lane Melchor, Alice and Greg Melchor

Sheetal Singhal, Beth McGowen, Romina Ahuja, Raj Narula, Bittum Narula

Pamela and Ed Taft

Edwin and Julie Ryu, Anita Lusebrink and Russ Satake, Rich and Andrea Martoglio, Tina and Dr. David Nano, Carolyn and Mark Thorp

Vicki and David Reeder

Mary Hughes and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian

David and Lisa Abramson

Brooke Shields

Lisa Abramson, Brooke Shields, and Moryt Milo in conversation

Carol Stratford and David Blake Sammy Kotmel, Maja Nelson, Rob Kotmel

Jason and Mishy Balaban

Images provided by Jerry Wang of Pro Event Photography.

Norma's Literary Luncheon

Jacqueline Winspear, author of the bestselling Maisie Dobbs mystery series, was the featured speaker at the 6th annual Norma’s Literary Luncheon, which took place at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club on February 8, 2018. The memorial tribute to El Camino Hospital benefactor Norma Melchor raised $140,000 for a new patient family residence on the Mountain View campus. Read more.

A tribute to Norma Melchor

Photo of Norma and Jack Melchor

Melchors, Author, Event Chairs, Pamela Taft

Jacqueline Winspear at the podium

Luncheon Overview

Kay Melchor and guests Dawn Kelly, Jessie Geiger, Laurie Rose, Martha Bacon, Debbie Baloff, Leslie Mayerson, Cecile Babcock, Diane Brandt and Tina Bird

Lauren Boyle and Donna Whitney

Molly Roston, Bernis Kretchmar, Julie Roston, Laurie Kretchmar

Jacqueline Winspear signing Asfaneh Oskovy’s book

Pam Dorricott was the lucky winner of a book by Marta McDowell, next year’s author

Images provided by Jerry Wang of Pro Event Photography.

22nd Annual El Camino Heritage Golf Tournament

El Camino Hospital Foundation channeled the Summer of Love at the 22nd annual El Camino Heritage Golf Tournament at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club on October 23, 2017. The tournament raised $214,000 for the expansion of the clinical trials program at El Camino Hospital’s Taft Center for Clinical Research. One hundred twenty five golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the course, and 75 more supporters joined us for the reception, celebration dinner, and live auction. Raffles sales were brisk, bidding at the live auction was spirited, and attendees raised their paddles generously for the fund-in-need appeal. Read more.

Lindsey Melchor, Foundation Board Chair Lane Melchor, Daniel Kaiser, MD, Clinical Research Executive Director Ryan Schroeder Golf Tournament Chair Ken King and Rob Villa Russ Satake with Mark Thorp, Curt Mason, Chris Bryant Zachary Edmonds, MD, Steve Rossi, Dan Woods, John Conover
Golf Carts Bag Pipes Fred St. Goar, MD with Greg Avis, Allan Walsworth, and Joel Greenberg Thomas Fogarty, MD with Starr McNamara, Corinne Landphere,  Greg Bakan, Denise Zarin, and Andrew Cleeland
Images provided by Doorstep Photography.

Fulfilling the Promise

At a press conference on November 7, 2014, the Foundation kicked off Fulfilling the Promise, the fundraising initiative for mental health services at El Camino Hospital. It was an opportunity to introduce the hospital's plans for expanding its mental health program to meet a serious and growing demand for care, even as other health providers are reducing services. This includes developing plans for a new, flexibly configured inpatient facility that can be adapted to meet changing needs and the expansion of outpatient programs, particularly for women, youth and seniors.

Donna and John Shoemaker, who are steering this effort as chairs of the Foundation's Philanthropy Council for Mental Health and who recently made their own $1 million gift, explained their reasons for taking the lead and encouraged others to join them. The press conference also provided an opportunity to highlight El Camino Hospital's patient and family-centered approach to mental health care, including its commitment to ensure appropriate discharge and follow-up planning, as well as its efforts to partner with other community providers as we work on a coordinated approach to addressing our region's mental health care needs. Click on an image to see a larger version.

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Donna Shoemaker at the podium during the press conference event for Fulfilling the Promise, the fundraising initiative for mental health services at El Camino Hospital

Russ Satake is chair of the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.  Bob Adams is a past chair.

Carol Proffitt, Stan Fischman, MD, and Jodi Barnard, president of El Camino Hospital Foundation

John Shoemaker at the podium during the press conference event for Fulfilling the Promise, the fundraising initiative for mental health services at El Camino Hospital

Members of the Behavioral Health Services medical team, Katherine Taylor, MD, Thomas Havel, MD, Nirmaljit Dhami, MD, and Tomi Ryba President and CEO

Lindsay Ehrman, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Jack Melchor and Tomi Ryba, President and CEO

Jim and Marla de Broekert

Michael Fitzgerald is executive director of Behavioral Health Services, Uwe and Donna Kladde