Your generosity as Sharp HealthCare's philanthropic partner helps ensure that our community receives the very best that health care has to offer. With your thoughtful giving, you're transforming the health care experience for San Diego — today and for generations to come.
Whether you supported Sharp in 2018 as a
You've made a difference in countless lives.
See the exceptional level of care your giving made possible for local patients — from programs to technology to facilities — in this special edition of the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare's Report on Giving.
tribute gifts are expressions of gratitude to outstanding Sharp caregivers that also enhance care for San Diegans.
"For a patient to say, 'I'm going to give back because we want Sharp to be better; we want the place where patients go and get treatment to be better,' it's very warming."
Dr. M. Sandy Norton, oncologist at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized with her 250th Guardian Angel award and celebrated by many grateful patients who made donations to support Sharp in her honor.
3,800 Guardian Angel gifts
were made in honor of Sharp caregivers in 2018.
Partners in Health
help make Sharp's vision of transforming the health care experience a reality throughout the county with annual gifts totaling $1,000 or more.
"Sharp Grossmont has been there for us when we needed it, so it is our honor to support a cause that has such an impact on so many of us in East County.”
Founders of EDCO and La Mesa residents Ed and Sandy Burr have been Partners of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation for nearly 20 years. In 2018, they generously donated $5 million to make possible the Burr Heart & Vascular Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East San Diego County.
1,600 Partners in Health
made an annual contribution at a leadership level in 2018.
Pillars of Philanthropy
fund investments in medical innovation and patient-centered care by contributing significant resources to initiatives that align with their visions for improving the health of our community.
"We are grateful to Bob and Patty Payne and the City of Coronado, whose philanthropic leadership and inspired giving has allowed us to elevate patient care to new heights."
Susan Stone, senior vice president and CEO of Sharp Coronado Hospital, recently shared more about the patient-centered design of the Payne Family Outpatient Pavilion at Sharp Coronado Hospital, a center for advanced diagnostic and procedural services that is redefining outpatient care for Coronado. The creation of the center was propelled forward by a lead philanthropic gift from Bob and Patty Payne and matching funds from the City of Coronado.
200 Pillars of Philanthropy
funded major investments in 2018.
donors ensure that resources are available to meet the future health care needs of our community through gift planning.
"I want to bring people solace, peace and healing through my giving."
Legacy Circle member Helga Leonhardt — an inventor, professor and nearly 50-year San Diego resident — recently pledged a donation of her Point Loma home to support the Above and Beyond campaign to build the next-generation hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
21 new members of the Legacy Circle
arranged planned gifts in 2018.
extend their life-changing impact through gifts of cash, PTO and payroll deduction to areas of care most meaningful to them.
"I'm proud to support this next-generation hospital!"
Nearly 100 generous Sharp employee donors came together to help bring the new hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center to life through a year-end crowdfunding effort in 2018. Together they raised $11,715 to support features of the new hospital including advanced technologies and private patient rooms. An area in the new hospital will be named in honor of all those who contributed.
2,000 employee donors
gave back to Sharp in 2018.