For almost 20 years the Spinty Foundation anonymously supported Amador-based programs and services such as local schools, community organizations like the Interfaith Food Bank, and Sutter Amador Hospital.
“We never wanted it to be about us,” explains Travis Williams, Foundation member, about the anonymity.
Recently, they publically announced a gift of $450,000 to help create Sutter Amador Hospital’s nearly $2 million infusion center and later donated an additional $250,000.
The hospital is the backbone of the community. — Travis Williams, Spinty Foundation
Janie Williams, Spinty Foundation president and Travis’ mother, said they decided to reveal themselves now because “this project was so dear to our hearts.” Foundation members also hoped their public gift would encourage other people in the Amador community to donate to the hospital.
“When you can relate a local face to it, it drives people to do it themselves,” Travis says.
With the Spinty Foundation’s gifts and more than $450,000 in other donations,
Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation has raised the majority of funds needed in order
to receive two matching grants from Sutter Health to construct the new infusion center.
“A large percentage of chemotherapy patients leave the county, over 50 percent…by having the ability to deliver the chemotherapy here, it will be so much better for them,” comments SHSSR Oncology Director Gregory Graves, M.D.