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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how individuals have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization.

  • Marc Monte
    Marc Monte
    "As a proud member of the Bob Swenson Legacy Society, I have made a decision to establish a trust that will benefit Dominican Hospital"...
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  • Bertoli Family Trust
    Bertoli Family Trust
    Norma Quilici remembers her sister Emma Bertoli as someone who always looked at the bright side. It is no wonder then that Emma...
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  • David Jacobs
    David Jacobs
    In 2010, I reached that very special age when you get a colonoscopy for your birthday. The procedure seemed to go perfectly well...
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  • Don Jackson
    Don Jackson
    The most important thing I learned while serving on a hospital foundation board in the Central Valley for more than 30 years is that hospitals have a never-ending need for improvements to remain on the cutting edge of medicine.
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  • John Fisher
    John Fisher
    "We wanted to give back to the community. That's why I decided to make a legacy gift to the Dominican Hospital Foundation..."
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  • Dr. Julie Jaffe
    Dr. Julie Jaffe
    As a physician working at the hospital, I am so grateful for the donations that have helped to create and sustain the cancer program as well as other important areas...
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  • Edward Rampone
    Edward Rampone
    We are pleased to recognize Edward Rampone as a member of the Bob Swenson Legacy Society and as an annual donor to Dignity Health Dominican Hospital since 1982. He recently left Dominican Hospital Foundation a generous bequest of $100,000.
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  • Joanne Wheeler
    Joanne Wheeler
    Joanne's first association with Dominican Hospital was when her husband, Harrison, had a series of inpatient admissions for a serious and debilitating illness. Joanne continued to express her appreciation for Dominican's care and support...
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  • Muriel and Bill Potter
    Muriel and Bill Potter
    Longtime supporters, Bill & Muriel Potter owned rental income property that was currently vacant. Rather than seek another tenant or sell the property, they decided to donate it to the hospital.
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  • Rose Crocetti Colton
    Rose Crocetti Colton
    Throughout her lifetime Rose made annual modest contributions to Dominican and was a member of the Bob Swenson Legacy Society indicating that she had included the hospital in her estate plan.
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  • Margaret Lenihan
    Margaret Lenihan
    Margaret, a native of Ireland, was a longtime resident at Dominican Oaks. This association with Dominican gave her the opportunity to see the extensive services the hospital provides to the community.
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  • Donald Gibson
    Donald Gibson
    Donald received care at Dominican Hospital periodically during the many years he lived in Santa Cruz...
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  • Doctor A.E.
    Doctor A.E. "Chick" Allegrini
    Estelle, widow of Doctor A.E. "Chick" Allegrini, had a history with Dominican Hospital going back over 50 years...
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  • Gardener Finn
    Gardener Finn
    Gardner was a local businessman whose large family came on many occasions to Dominican Hospital for care.
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  • Erik and Judy Johnson
    Erik and Judy Johnson
    We had a long relationship with Dominican. We made a conscious choice to include a major gift in our estate plans because of Dominican's commitment and compassion to the community.
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