Tribute to Heroes
Honoring Gary Guthart

You’re invited to the Valley Medical Center Foundation Annual Gala, Tribute to Heroes

Presented by

Honoring Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive

On September 10, 2022 the VMC Foundation will once again host it’s annual gala, Tribute to Heroes at Hayes Mansion in San Jose. Set amongst the stars, this black tie event traditionally honors one local leader for their extraordinary impact on the health and safety of Santa Clara County’s most vulnerable residents. The VMC Foundation has selected Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive as it’s 2022 Tribute to Heroes Honoree.

Join us in honoring and thanking Gary and his Intuitive colleagues for their extraordinary support of local Covid-19 relief efforts, and to raise much needed dollars to support vital health programs and local healthcare workers battered by 2+ years of pandemic response. It will be an evening of celebration and fun with delicious food, fine wines, silent and live auctions, live music, and a worthy cause.


What: Tribute to Heroes, the VMC Foundation’s annual gala

Where: Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

When: September 10, 2022 at 5:30PM

Why: Celebrate and honor local hero, Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive and join us in raising money to support vital health programs and local healthcare workers battered by 2+ years of pandemic response.

How: Sponsorships are currently available. Email Julie Surjan (Ott) for more information. Tickets are now available here.

Or to donate in Gary’s honor:

Wear: For ideas on what to wear, visit our Pinterest page.

Stay: Discounts are available for those who wish to stay the night at Hayes Mansion. Mention our group rate when booking.

Learn More: Read our press release.

Questions: Email Julie Surjan (Ott) or Noelle Wirth or call 408-885-5299

Gary gave the two things most needed; hope and resources. 

Read more about Gary’s contributions here.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.
Intuitive Board of Directors
Bruce Cozadd
Healthier Kids Foundation
Myriam J. Curet, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jamie Samath
Armature Systems
Craig H. Barratt, Ph.D.
Joseph & Retta Beery
Marcelle & Gary Dougan
Christina Egan – SCVMC & OCH Volunteer Services
Elaine Elkin
Michael Elliott & Jessica Friedman
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Aart de Geus & Esther John
Dolly Goel, M.D.
Health Net
Healthier Kids Foundation
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Amal M. Johnson
Earl & Nell Johnson
Amy Ladd, M.D.
Keith J. Leonard, Jr.
Alan J. Levy, Ph.D.
Dennis & Vivian Low “Gratitude” Table
McClelland Aviation
OCH NICU Heroes & Friends
Stacey Porter
Monica P. Reed, M.D.
Mark J. Rubash
Santa Clara Family Health Plan
SCVMC Community Based Clinical Disaster Response Team
SCVMC Executive Leadership
SCVMC MICC Heroes & Friends
SCVMC NICU Heroes & Friends
Sobrato Cancer Center Team, in memory of Nancy McGuinness, RN
Chuck Toeniskoetter
Valley Physicians Group