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Donor Stories

  • Ensuring Saint John's Future
    Ensuring Saint John's Future
    Mary Ann Jackson found a health care home at Saint John's and will remember the hospital through an estate gift.
  • An Expression of Gratitude
    An Expression of Gratitude
    Roger Wacker credits the health center with saving the life of his wife, Angelle Grace. Burning with fever and rushed to Saint John's emergency room she was...
  • Admiring a Doctor and His Cause
    Admiring a Doctor and His Cause
    Carol Cox chose to direct a legacy gift to support Saint John's family medicine physician, David Cutler, MD, in his work to provide medical care to impoverished patients...
  • An Insider's Appreciation
    An Insider's Appreciation
    Glenn Gorlitsky, MD, is an internal medicine physician who has practiced in the community and been affiliated with Saint John's for more than 40 years. In addition...
  • All in a Day's Work
    All in a Day's Work
    Dr. Byron Vreeland doesn't waste a minute in making the most of life. On a typical day, retired dentist Byron Vreeland, DDS, can be found somewhere on his sprawling...
  • Looking on the Bright Side
    Looking on the Bright Side
    The beloved "Ruthy's" philosophy is: If you've got it, share it. At age 91, Ruth Weil's impulse is toward caring for people. It always has been. She's a volunteer, past president...
  • Giving and Gratitude
    Giving and Gratitude
    A Redondo Beach couple's estate plan includes helping others. When it came time to conduct estate planning, Margaret Dano and Alan Wozniak relied on their heads as...
  • A Patient
    A Patient "Pays it Forward"
    A fashion-savvy Frenchwoman, Annick Brunaud had an outsized personality and even larger sense of loyalty to those she cared about, say her friends Diane...
  • Gifts of Time and Treasure
    Gifts of Time and Treasure
    Chuck and Judy Beck give to Saint John's to help the community. Chuck and Judy Beck first met some 17 years ago when they lived in the same condominium complex in Santa Monica...