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 with the outcome, and hope you are too. A few quick thoughts.
Our goal here is clear – we wanted a look that better reflected the hospital and health system that this foundation was created to serve. The old, cursive logo was too often misunderstood by the general public, and had no obvious visual connection to SCVMC. Yes, the Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization legally separate from the County of Santa Clara and SCVMC, but our mission, values and work are totally connected. The new logo tells that story. It was designed pro bono by Maricich Health, the folks that brought you the “Go Public” campaign.
We worked with designer extraordinaire Annabel Mangold to bring you a sleek, contemporary site that adds lots of new functionality. You’ll see a new section dedicated just for SCVMC and Health System staff so that they know best how the Foundation can support their work. You’ll also see a listing of nearly all our programs and campaigns, and an overview of all the ways you can support the VMC Foundation.
The site photography is all original as well, shot at various SCVMC locations by Atlanta-based photojournalist Artem Nazarov. It captures unique, intimate and otherwise visually compelling moments that convey the day-to-day magic of SCVMC.
We’re very proud of the new site and logo, just like we’re proud of the work we get to do each day. Thanks for reading, and thank you for being a champion of our public healthcare system that serves everyone and anyone regardless of ability to pay.
Have feedback on the site? Send us an email.
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 community fundraising campaign that raised millions in additional dollars to help outfit the facility with technology, artwork and other patient friendly amenities.
Donors to this campaign have been recognized with a special donor wall in the main lobby, and with plaques dedicating specific rooms or spaces throughout the building.
Some choose to honor a colleague. Others, a deceased loved one. Many choose to list their own name as a show of devotion to the institution they care for deeply.
Now, we invite you to join them.
All SCVMC staff and members of the public are now able to donate to the Valley Medical Center Foundation and dedicate a space in the Sobrato Pavilion. There are few better ways to show your own commitment to healthcare equality in Santa Clara County and to leave a legacy for future SCVMC staff and patients.
Silicon Valley came dressed to the nines and full of spirit to celebrate the 2017 VMC Foundation Annual Gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”. It was an amazing evening and we are truly grateful to everyone who participated. This year was the largest year we have seen yet with a whopping 480 attendees. We also raised more than ever, with over $370,000 for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, ensuring that everyone in our community receives high-quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. Truly, this was a magical evening. To view all the pictures from this year’s event, head to our Facebook page and check out our photo album!
The VMC Foundation has so many people to thank for making this year’s gala a success. A special thanks to our event partners, Parsley, Sage Rosemary, & Thyme, Photography By Busa, Modern Collective Dance Co., Nothing Bundt Cakes, Spotlight Entertainment, Black Olive Jazz, Vintage Wine Merchants, Citti’s Florist, Almaden Press, Method42, Burrell School Vineyards & Wine, Corinthian Ground Transportation Services and Hensley Event Rentals. We are also hugely grateful to our event committee for their tireless work compiling an amazing live and silent auction, which raised a record-breaking amount for VMC. And, of course, our deepest thanks to the many event and table sponsors, without whom our gala would not be possible!
If you weren’t able to join us this year for the VMC Foundation Annual Gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, we hope to see you next year. And as always, thank you to our champions and supporters!
TOP TIER SPONSOR
SCVMC Medical Executive Committee
Hugh Stuart Charitable Trust
Karen von Holtz
|Asterias Biotherapeutics||Dennis Low|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb||Maricich Health|
|CareMeridian, LLC||Joe Parisi|
|Centre for Neuro Skills||Rehab Without Walls|
|Karen Dang||Registered Nurses Professional Association|
|Charles Davidson Foundation||Robert Lee & Associates|
|Marcelle Dougan||Rutan & Tucker, LLP|
|Christina Egan – SCVMC Volunteer Services||Santa Clara Family Health Plan|
|Elaine Elkin||SCVMC OBGYN|
|FIRST 5 Santa Clara County||SCVMC Newborn Medicine|
|Gardner Health Services||SCVMC Physical Medicine & Rehab|
|Dolly Goel & Friends||SCVMC Senior Leadership|
|The Health Trust||John A. & Susan Sobrato|
|Heritage Bank||Sorci Family Foundation|
|Hitachi Data Systems||Toeniskoetter Family Foundation|
|HomeStreet Bank||Turner Construction|
|Earl Johnson||Union Bank|
|Learning Services Corporation|
We also want to thank our event sponsors & gala committee!
Judy Cosgrove, Karen Dang, Elaine Elkin, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., George Kahwaty, Caryn Laird, Anita Lorenz, Karen Roberts, City of San Jose Councilmember Don Rocha, San Jose Water Company, Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund, Michelle Tipton-Burton, Kristine von Holtz, Chris Worrall
Join us for the party of the year!
The VMC Foundation Annual Gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” is happening on September 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Villa Ragusa in downtown Campbell.
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Experience a 1920’s Jazz Club inspired evening with music by Black Olive Jazz
Dazzle in 1920’s or black-tie attire
Savor the delectable cuisine of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.
Taste great local artisan wines.
Bid on unique auctions items.
Dance the night away with DJ Haun Solo
Feel the love knowing that all proceeds go to the VMC Foundation, and benefit Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – the public health & hospital system of Silicon Valley
Events & Adventures presents;
The VMC Foundation Scavenger Hunt
JOIN THE HUNT!
A creative and fun way to help raise funds for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC).
SCVMC is the largest and busiest hospital in the Silicon Valley region, and the only one that provides care to all, regardless of ability to pay. The VMC Foundation is the nonprofit organization that helps make it happen by raising donations from the community.
Come out and help us raise much needed dollars in a unique and creative way. All the while hanging out with friends and having a good time doing it.
Here’s the plan:
Prior to the event, you will create your team of 5. On Sunday, July 23rd we will meet at Rookies Sports Lodge Downtown, 99 S First St. San Jose at 1PM. With your team, we will go over the rules of the game, grab a pre-event cocktail and head out on a fun scavenger hunt! The hunt will last about 2 hours, and after we will reconvene for food, drinks, and prizes!
Now, what makes this scavenger hunt a unique volunteer opportunity is that all the participants will be fundraising while playing! The scavenger hunt has been created to earn points for items obtained. Every item secured in the scavenger hunt should be able to be used in the VMC Foundation’s silent auction. We will provide all the tools needed to procure items from local vendors such as gift cards, hotel stays, and priceless opportunities! Of course, we will also have fun challenges and questions along the way to score some extra points!
The team that finishes with the most points will get an awesome prize sponsored by Logitech! Drinks and snacks will be provided at the end of the hunt while the scores are being tallied.
A few things that will be helpful to bring:
– A car with a full tank (yes, you will have the option to travel during the hunt – it’s not necessary, but might just give you that extra edge. Just make sure you have room for your teammates!)
– A fully charged smart phone (trust me, you will want it – lots of points will be earned by using your phone!)
– A GPS unit
– A pen & notepad
– Running shoes (this is a competition!)
Start creating your teams now & don’t miss this fun event!
Thanks to a grant from El Camino Healthcare District, low-income patients in north county are able to receive top-notch dental care at the Valley Health Center Sunnyvale clinic. Over the past year, VHC Sunnyvale has served 874 dental patients, performing emergency, restorative, and maintenance dental procedures. 94% of the patients served are eligible for the Medi-Cal Dental Program.
A patient recently shared: “The services that I have received in the last year are absolutely above and beyond the ordinary. As a low-income senior I truly appreciate these exceptional services.”
We are pleased to share our 2016 Annual Report, highlighting the terrific people and projects that made last year a special one. The report also includes our Includes Independent Auditors’ Report and Financial Statements.
To read the report, visit our “Publications” page under the “About” menu, or click here.
Join us for live music and fresh produce as we kick off the 2017 Farmers’ Market season at VMC!