In 1979, Don and Kay Whitaker and their two daughters moved to Auburn where Don started developing a small business from his kitchen table. Today, his successful company, located in downtown Auburn, has grown into a leading designer and manufacturer of custom color video monitors.
While his business grew, Don and Kay always found time to give back to their community. For the last 20 years, they have demonstrated their commitment to local hospital care by supporting Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. In addition to their generous donations, they have both played leadership roles on the hospital foundation board.
Don explained that their connection with the hospital has deepened their ties to the community. He said, “It feels good to be a part of the community, and we contribute because we care.”
Kay, who also served as board president for many years, likes to see the transformative impact of philanthropy on a small community hospital. She said, “People can’t believe the nice rooms they have now. Even something as small as art for the walls and our Healing Garden - all that was donated. And the Infusion Center was totally built by philanthropy. To have all of this here in Auburn, do you know how much that means?’’
Partners in philanthropy like Don and Kay sustain local, high-quality healthcare. We are very grateful for their support and are honored to count them as caring members of our community.