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Celebrating Hoag Donors and Volunteers

The evening honored outstanding volunteer leaders and philanthropic partners with the Vin Jorgensen Awards

The Hoag Hospital Foundation recognized its leading philanthropists and volunteer leaders at the annual Donor Appreciation and Awards Dinner held on September 19th at the Newport Beach Country Club.

“Together, we have accomplished so much,” said Cynthia Stokke, chairman, Hoag Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. “I want to thank each one of you in this room for all that you have done for Hoag last year, in years past and for all that we will do together in the future.”

She shared that as of September 2017, the Hoag Promise Campaign has raised $471 million of the $627 million goal by 2020 

“From the earliest days of Hoag, we’ve had the privilege of being recipients of this community's generosity,” said Robert Braithwaite, president and chief executive officer of Hoag. “Tonight, we honor you. We express our genuine appreciation and gratitude for your generosity and for your compassion to your fellow community members and for your outward expressions of support to nurses, physicians, technicians and support staff who are the beneficiaries of your kindness, talent and resources.”

Hoag Hospital Foundation President, Flynn Andrizzi, Ph.D., then introduced the Vin Jorgensen Awards, established in 1992 in honor of one of Hoag’s most distinguished leaders. Vin Jorgensen served as a member of the Hoag Hospital Foundation Board of Directors from its founding until his passing in 1988. He was also one of the founding members of the 552 Club.

The winners of the 2017 Vin Jorgensen Awards are:

  • Mary Walesiak, Hoag Auxiliary Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Richard Harano, M.D., 552 Club Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Allergan Foundation, Corporate Partnership Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Heather Gaughan, Circle 1000 Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Cynthia Stokke, Hoag Hospital Foundation Board Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Trish Berchtold, Campaign Volunteer Vin Jorgensen Award
  • Gary McKitterick, Presidents’ Circle Vin Jorgensen Award

Get to know the 2017 Vin Jorgensen Award winner by reading the Winter 2017 issue of Scanner.

A highlight of the evening was the “Look What We’ve Done Together” video featuring the impact of philanthropy to Hoag in fiscal year 2017 as well as video vignettes featuring each of the Vin Jorgensen Award winners. 

View more photos from the evening by visiting here.
To view the video "Look What We've Done Together" from the event, click here.

About Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential. For more information, visit www.HoagPromise.org.


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