Entries by Michael Elliott

30 Years, 30 Good Things

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the VMC Foundation.  To celebrate, we spent the month of April (and a bit of March) sharing 30 of our favorite memories from the past 30 years on social media.  You can see the entire campaign in the slideshow below.  Enjoy!  

A new look for a new year

Since you’re reading this post, we probably don’t have to say the obvious: the VMC Foundation has just launched a new website alongside a new logo.   Planning started nearly a year ago, and on the way we engaged with dozens of champions and experts on how to best execute a new look.  We’re very pleased […]

Get your name in the Sobrato Pavilion

Cutting-edge, environmentally friendly and aesthetically beautiful, the Sobrato Pavilion at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a marvel.   The new main hospital building will provide essential healthcare services to the entire region for generations to come. Funded by the taxpayers of Santa Clara County, the construction of the Sobrato Pavilion was supported by an unprecedented […]

Sobrato Pavilion signage unveiled as new VMC hospital wing nears completion

The sign read “Sobrato Pavilion.”  But the message was “progress.” Eight years after the voters of Santa Clara County overwhelming approved the construction of a new, earthquake-safe hospital wing at VMC, the building is finally taking shape.  And now, it has formally been dedicated for one of the valley’s best known and beloved philanthropists. In […]

Chris Wilder honored by PACT – this is what he said

On Thursday, October, 13, VMC Foundation CEO Chris Wilder was honored by People Acting in Community Together (PACT) as the 2016 Top Community Builder. This recognition was bestowed on Chris for his leadership and commitment to the health and well-being of the Silicon Valley community through many roles and causes over the past 25 years. […]

Stem cell transplant at VMC makes history

Last week, Jake Javier became the 5th person in the world to receive ten million stem-derived cells directly into his spinal cord, in a trial that the VMC Foundation has helped move forward. Led by VMC’s renowned Rehabilitation Center, the trail is a result of years of work that has made Santa Clara County’s safety-net hospital a […]