VMCF’s Mike Beamer recognized by Business Journal

fancy Mike BeamerWhen Mike Beamer stepped down as the Finance Director of the VMC Foundation in October, the staff and board celebrated his remarkable tenure. And now thanks to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we know that praise was well deserved. At the “CFO of the Year” awards banquet held on October 21, Mike was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work at the VMCF and beyond.

For more on that story, click here.

It was a fitting capstone to a career that included seven action-packed years at the Foundation. Mike was responsible for a complete overhaul of VMC Foundation financial practices. This led to cost savings, better controls, better transparency and better customer service for the 150 programs that manage funds through VMCF.

Mike is staying on with the Foundation in a temporary, part-time capacity to ease the transition for new Finance Director Christina Salvatier. After that – a well-deserved retirement.

First annual Sheriff’s Heroes Run a HUGE success!

The Sheriff’s Heroes Run, the first annual Kids Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk benefiting VMC’s Pediatric Department, was a great success.  The VMC Foundation in partnership with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office raised nearly $20,000.00.

Check out all of the fabulous photos from this year’s event by clicking on the photo below.

Heroes Run KFR

 

Bank of America Makes Grant to Support Critical Needs of VMC Patients

San Jose homelessSupporters of VMC Foundation know that Valley Medical Center provides health services to 1 in 4 residents of Santa Clara County and has an open door policy that guarantees everyone access to healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. But often overlooked is the fact that poor health is commonly linked to other conditions, such as substandard housing and lack of healthy food. We strive to serve the comprehensive health and welfare needs of patients by providing wraparound services like case management, emergency housing, food assistance, and acquisition of benefits to help break the cycle of poverty. In fact, no other agency in our area provides as many services to low-income families.

These types of critical needs services are supported by a $20,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Bank of America makes grants to organizations that aim to create a pathway to stability for those who rely on safety net services. Our partnership with Bank of America enables VMC to consider and address the variety of factors that influence a person’s health.