Charlie and his brothers In 1945, the Santa Clara valley was living through sharp incongruities. While the country had just succeeded in protecting democracy in World War II, domestically, communities were still reconciling with injustice and the human costs of Japanese internment. While the vast stretches of land in Santa Clara County were filled with […]
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Michael Elliott is the COO of the Valley Medical Center Foundation.
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Read full press release here. SAN JOSE – The Valley Medical Center Foundation has become the only nonprofit charity organization in California to achieve the Standards for Excellence Institute® “Seal of Excellence”, the nation’s highest level of accreditation for nonprofit governance and ethics. The designation comes after a year-long process to test compliance with Standards for Excellence®: An […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
The first thing that visitors see when they arrive on the 5th floor of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is not much at all – an elevator lobby, white walls and linoleum. It’s a place to walk to and from and nothing more. The revitalization of this small space will be the catalyst for efforts […]
Promoting healthy food choices has been at the core of The Health Trust’s efforts to confront Santa Clara County’s ongoing obesity and diabetes crisis. At VMC, that’s meant funding a weekly Farmer’s Market on campus, and now – thanks to a $250,000 gift – transforming the only café in the future Women and Children’s Center […]