The Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation
Save the Date: 8th Annual Celebration of Women on May 17th
The annual Pulse Award, given each year by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation, honors outstanding Sonoma Valley women who have made significant contributions to the community through their volunteerism, community involvement and philanthropy. This year’s recipients, Valerie Brown and Harriet Derwingson, will be honored at the 8th annual Celebration of Women luncheon on Friday, May 17, 11:30 a.m., at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn.
Tickets to Celebration of Women are $100, and proceeds will benefit women’s health and wellness programs at Sonoma Valley Hospital. To make your reservations online, click on “Dontate Now” at the top of the page. Or click here to download the RSVP form.
We are seeking sponsorships so that more of the event proceeds can directly benefit the hospital. Please click here for sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, please contact 707.935.5077 or email@example.com .
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID #94-2832488) dedicated to bringing health and well being to the residents of Sonoma Valley through philanthropic and volunteer support for Sonoma Valley Hospital. Your contributions assist the Hospital in its mission to maintain, improve and restore the health of everyone in our community.
Since its founding in 1982, the SVH Foundation has raised more than seven million dollars from individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations to enhance medical services, equipment and programs, and to help cover the Hospital’s cost of caring for patients who could otherwise not afford to pay.
Each year, we are able to make significant contributions to the Hospital to help it meet its most urgent needs. Thanks to the generosity of the community, in 2012, the Foundation donated almost $200,000 to help the Hospital meet its most urgent needs, including:
- Toys and books to comfort our pediatric patients
- Non-invasive portable ventilators to replace obsolete equipment
- Infant Car seats for needy families in our community to take their newborns home safely
- Compact transport monitors to improve pateint monitoring during transport
- A workstation with dual monitors for the ER to facilitate access to Electronic Health Records
- State-of-the-art X-ray machine to replace decates-old equipment
- Furnishing and equipment for a treatment room for women’s health procedures
- Mammograms for 114 uninsured and underinsured women
The Foundation is staffed by Executive Director Harmony Plenty and Development Assistant Gina Jacquez and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Harmony Plenty, Executive Director
Gina Jacquez, Development Assistant
The Foundation Office is located in the Basement Conference Room at Sonoma Valley Hospital at 347 Andrieux St.
How You Can Help
There are several ways you can give. Donations of every type and amount are needed and appreciated.
Gifts of Cash
The simplest way of supporting Sonoma Valley Hospital is by making an outright gift of cash. You can do so by clicking here or by returning this donation form with your payment. If you choose, you may make your donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Your gift can be unrestricted and applied to wherever the need is greatest, or you can designate your gift to support a specific program.
Are you a Grateful Patient? If you wish to express gratitude for the care you or a loved one received at Sonoma Valley Hospital, a gift to the Foundation is a meaningful way to thank your doctor, nurse or other staff while honoring the work they do. Whether it was as simple as a kind word and understanding smile or as significant as a life-saving procedure that made your visit to Sonoma Valley Hospital extraordinary, we would love to hear about it.
Double or triple the impact of your gift! Many companies have a matching gift program that matches part or all of their employee’s gifts to charities. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.
A gift of real estate that has grown in value since you purchased it provides the same tax advantage as cash and possibly more. As an example, you may give a remainder interest in your residence to the Foundation while retaining the right to live there for your lifetime. You receive an income tax deduction in the year the deed is executed and eliminate any gift tax or estate tax on the property.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks and bonds offer substantial tax advantages, such as forgiveness of the tax on capital gains and a charitable income tax deduction for their fair market value. In order to maximize your capital gains savings, we encourage you to transfer securities directly to the Foundation rather than selling them and then making a cash donation.
By remembering Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation in your estate plans, you can leave a meaningful mark on the hospital’s work that spans beyond your years. In fact, many donors find that through bequests, they are able to make a significant philanthropic commitment more comfortably than doing so during their lifetimes. Many types of planned and life income gifts also offer benefits to donors and their families in addition to the charitable support provided to the hospital.
Your donation to the Foundation is greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged with a thank you note receipt that can be used for tax purposes at the end of the year. We encourage you to seek advice from your personal legal/tax counsel in determining your individual charitable tax deductions.