CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation 2019 Annual Report - Page 3

Thank you from the Board Chair Dear Friends, Growing up, my parents instilled in me that it is always better to give than to receive, teaching me and my two sisters that one’s greatest gift is the ability to share one’s blessings with those around you. Each one of us is given many blessings during our lives. Be they talents or treasure, we are all capable of sharing our good fortune with others. Our giving connects us to others and creates a stronger and happier community for us all. As I think back on the past year, I am humbled by the blessings that each of you has shared with CHRISTUS Spohn. For CHRISTUS Spohn, 2019 was a year of new beginnings and exciting opportunities, the highlight being that we completed the Our Path Forward Capital Campaign and opened the New Tower on the Shoreline Campus. This state of the art facility is a beacon of hope for our community; a place where our doctors and associates give selflessly of themselves each day to ensure the health and well being of those in our great city. This new addition to the Shoreline Campus builds on the foundation of serving the community that Dr. Spohn started so many years ago. It goes without saying that none of this would be possible without your generous gifts and your continued commitment to our mission. Throughout this report, you will find the names of our donors, be they foundations, corporations, or individuals. Each and every one is vital to the ongoing success of our hospital. For your generosity we are most grateful. May you all continue to be graced with many blessings. With a most thankful heart, Leslie McClanahan Chairperson, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Board On the cover: Standing: Sister Margaret Mannion and Sister Teresa Stanley; Seated: Phyllis Roseman, Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman and Vicar General Fr James Stembler 3