THANK YOU TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS!
Central California Alliance for Health--Monterey, Santa Cruz and Merced Counties
Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) is the Medi-Cal health care plan for Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced County counties. Coastal Kids Home Care has partnered with the Alliance for more than a decade to provide high-quality in-home medical and palliative care to our community’s most vulnerable children. The opportunity to deepen this partnership through an incredibly generous contribution toward the purchase and renovation of a new facility for children’s health in our community will lead to a cornerstone of care for these children for years to come.
The Alliance’s Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program (MCGP) provides grants to organizations to increase the availability, quality, and access of health care and supportive services for members in Merced, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The program’s goals are to improve, increase and expand provider capacity and member access to health care services.
From all of us at Coastal Kids Home Care--THANK YOU for believing in our mission.
For more information about the Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program, please visit http://www.ccah-alliance.org/grantprogram.html
T.J. and Valeta Rodgers--Redwood City, CA
T. J. Rodgers is an American scientist and entrepreneur and is often referred to as “a Renaissance man”. T.J. Rodgers is the Founder, ex-CEO & Director of Cypress Semiconductor, which he successfully managed for over 34 years. Rodgers holds patents ranging from semiconductors to energy to winemaking. T.J. currently serves on the boards of two energy-related private companies: Bloom Energy, the world’s most prominent fuel cell manufacturer and Enovix, a company that integrates lithium ion batteries into silicon wafers.
T.J. is trustee emeritus and Sloan scholar at Dartmouth, where he graduated as Salutatorian with a double major in physics and chemistry. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master's degree (1973) and a Ph.D. (1975) in electrical engineering.
Some of T.J. Rodgers’ philanthropic/scientific contributions include;
Dedicating the Cypress Semiconductor Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Gymnasium at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,
Personally designing, building and donating 152 state-of-the-art, IoT-connected research fermentors to the U.C. Davis Department of Enology and Viticulture, which he considers to be the best in the world.
TJ and his wife, Valeta, are the owners and winemakers for Clos de la Tech winery and vineyards.
T.J. is an avid Green Bay Packers fan who travels to every home game in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and still owns the house where he was born and raised. During the past few years he built TJ's Harbor Restaurant, built and developed the Highland Farm (where the mascot, Sir Loin, lives) purchased the Oshkosh Country Club and created TJ’s Highland Steakhouse, a world class cuisine and luxury service reminiscent of a traditional Scottish lodge.
In September of 2020, T.J. and Valeta surprised Coastal Kids Home Care with an incredible donation of $300,000 towards the new Rodgers Center for Children’s Health. Their generosity made the dream of a new facility dedicated to the health and mental health of our community’s children possible.
To see the moment TJ and Valeta made this contribution, click here
Sally Hughes Church Foundation--Salinas, CA
Sally Hughes Church was a Salinas native with a passion for youth, education, theater and good health. Through her foundation, Sally continues to support these critical areas. Sally was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as an adult and eventually became partially paralyzed. Despite these challenges, she was determined to live a vibrant and active life. According to their website, “Sally understood what it was like to have a dream just out of reach, but she also experienced the joy of achieving a dream through the kindness and generosity of strangers. By creating and funding the Sally Hughes Church Foundation, Sally was able to put other's dreams within their reach.”
Coastal Kids Home Care is incredibly grateful to recognize the compassionate legacy of Sally Hughes Church through our new Pediatric Nursing Education Center. This new facility will introduce a new generation of nurses, social workers and counselors to the field of pediatrics – providing a caring workforce for many years into the future.
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Harden Foundation--Salinas, CA
The Harden Foundation was established in 1963 by Ercia and Gene Harden. Their hard work and good fortune in agriculture in the Salinas Valley produced the legacy that has, through their foresight and generosity, become today's Harden Foundation. The Harden Foundation’s areas of giving are: Children, Youth & Families, Senior Citizens Health; Agricultural Education; Animal Welfare and Environment; and Arts & Culture.
Harden Foundation has been supporting Coastal Kids Home Care for more than a decade and we are honored to include them among the contributors to creating a cornerstone of care for children with illness and disability in our community for years to come. Their generous donation will be recognized in our new Child and Teen Mental Health Counseling suites.
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Caroline's Nonprofit Thrift Shop--Aptos, CA
Christy Licker opened Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop in June of 2010, just three years after the death of her daughter, Caroline, who passed away at the age of 16. Her hope was to honor the life of Caroline by donating money to local nonprofits with programs/services for children and their families with the goal of easing the fundraising burden for these organization.
Ten years later Caroline’s is beloved by the community for its unique apparel and home décor, creative and welcoming volunteers and compassionate mission. 100% of profits are donated to organizations caring for children with special needs. Coastal Kids Home Care is grateful for the long-time support of Christy Licker and the entire Caroline’s community and honored to recognize the life of Caroline Licker in our new outpatient Physical Therapy room.
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Joanne and Stephen Shapiro--Los Altos Hills, CA
Written by Ruth Shapiro--CKHC Director of Palliative Care and Bereavement
"My mom and dad were married for 56 years when my dad died in 2018--a peaceful death surrounded by family. My mom was a successful realtor, and my dad was a physicist at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). My dad loved physics and told me "if you find a job you love then you will be very happy, because you will do it for many hours a day." In 2010, I found that job with Coastal Kids Home Care's Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Eleven years later, I am the Director of that Program and I am still enjoying it. After my dad died, my family discussed how to best memorialize him, and we looked to the things that he valued--service, community, equality, and integrity. For my mom and sister, the answer was obvious and it led to my mom's generous donation. Now, I will work every day in the Pediatric Palliative Care office named after the two people who gave me what it took to sit in that office. Thank you for all the love and support."
Coastal Kids Home Care is close to the finish line of our 15th Anniversary Capital Campaign. Our goal is to raise $233,000 to reach our $2.2 million goal.
Be part of a community that cares.
Every donation, no matter the amount, helps ensure our campaign's success. All gifts are an uplifting reminder to our patients at Coastal Kids Home Care that their health and well-being truly matter to you and our community.
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