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Expressing gratitude through supporting the Saint Francis ICU

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on November 17, 2017

On behalf of the Board and Staff, please accept our wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

As we embark on the holiday season, we are also launching an effort to enhance the ability to treat patients in critical and intensive care at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

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Support Bothin Burn Center families

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on October 12, 2017


As you may know, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has the largest burn unit in the Bay Area. So far, the Bothin Burn Center has seen 10 patients with burns and/or smoke inhalation. 
Two of the 10 patients at Bothin Burn Center are critical, six are critical but stable, and the remaining two are stable. 
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Topics: Saint Francis Foundation

Sharing a model for community change

Posted by Will Douglas on October 11, 2017

The Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) and the Saint Francis Foundation have been invited to participate a second time in a national initiative to provide capacity building and support for adapting and testing a community change model called the Model for Improvement. The initiative, called Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (or SCALE as it is commonly referred to) is supported by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the second phase of this project, we will take this model for community change, teach it to others, apply it to projects, and “scale up” what we learned from the first round (2015-2016).

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Tennis Player/Future Doctor and Community Advocate/Future Nurse Receive Scholarships from the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fund

Posted by Markham Miller on August 22, 2017

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Foundation Mid-year Update: A leadership change, upcoming parties and new initiatives

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on June 27, 2017

Dear Friends of the Foundation:

I am writing to you as the new interim president of the Foundation. Our most recent leader – and a good friend of mine – Kevin Causey, left earlier this month to lead a new community health foundation in Monterey, CA. The Saint Francis Foundation has grown tremendously in the past five years. I should know as this is my second time as the interim leader, and I am pleased to be back!

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Farewell and Thank You

Posted by Kevin Causey on June 1, 2017

Dear friends,

I would like to share that I will be leaving the Saint Francis Foundation June 8th. Ann Lazarus, who knows the Foundation well, will serve as our Interim President. Ann was recently at the helm of the Metta Fund, which became a major donor to the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP), an initiative of the Foundation.

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Foundation Hosts Successful Wine Women & Shoes Inaugural Benefit

Posted by Allison Lamm on May 11, 2017

On Sunday, May 7, the Foundation held its inaugural celebration, Wine Women & Shoes at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. More than 200 women and men from the Bay Area joined to raise their glasses and shop for fashion in support of the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP). 

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Topics: Tenderloin HIP, Fundraising Event

The Oscar For the Best Academy Awards Party Goes To?

Posted by Chris Meza on January 31, 2017

The Saint Francis Foundation for its fundraising event, An Intimate Evening With Oscar! 

That was the clear consensus after last year’s successful, black-tie benefit held at the Fairmont Hotel’s Penthouse Kennedy Suite, one of the most elegant and scenic locations in San Francisco. 

In its second year, An Intimate Evening With Oscar on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Penthouse promises to be equally as enjoyable and entertaining. 

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Topics: The Ambassadors, Fundraising Event

2016: Another Year Of Terrific Progress

Posted by Kevin Causey on December 27, 2016

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

We actually can’t say it enough. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have accomplished all we did this year and lay the groundwork for another banner year in 2017. 

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Topics: Community Building, Giving

Dr. Frank Malin Receives Bella Farrow Award

Posted by Kevin Causey on December 15, 2016

One of the great benefits of leading the Saint Francis Foundation is honoring people whose work on behalf of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital changes lives for the better. 

Last Thursday evening, at our 3rd Annual Winter Cocktail Party, aptly named Hope+Holiday this year, we were thrilled to honor Dr. Frank Malin, a beloved cardiologist at the hospital for more than 30 years. 

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Topics: Philanthropy, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital