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.
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.
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.
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.