Thoughts from Our Leader
From the sprawling wine country and the majestic topography of Marin across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco, from Mount Diablo to the San Mateo coast, from the activism of the East Bay to Silicon Valley’s engines of innovation, the regions served by Sutter Health’s Bay Area philanthropy programs are exceptionally varied. They are local by design, each serving unique communities in customized ways, culminating in an overall program that mirrors the rich diversity and inventive thinking our area is known for.
What energizes me most about healthcare philanthropy in 2021 is not only the opportunity to aid Sutter Health’s heroic response to COVID-19, but the opportunity to disrupt healthcare towards its future state — healthcare that is more state-of-the-art, more integrated, more affordable, more accessible, more equitable and that is shaped by research, outcomes and best practices.
Philanthropy’s task is clear — accelerate that disruption wherever possible by inviting grateful patients and generous community members to participate in the journey. Philanthropy is the invitation for you to help lead the change. Change that, in the end, will mean you and your neighbor and your community are healthier.
For those of you who feel motivated by our potential, join us. For everyone whose generosity helps to shape our future, thank you.
Vice President of Philanthropy
Sutter Health Bay Area