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Meet our Donors

Dean Decker makes enduring gift in memory of late wife

Dean Decker proudly remembers his late wife, Kathy Yeates, whose dedication, compassion and generosity made a difference in the lives of patients, nurses and colleagues. Kathy, a long-time Mercy General Hospital intensive care unit nurse, passed away from cancer in March 2006. More...



Neva and Sevy Cimaroli carve an enduring Mercy legacy

Sevarino "Sevy" and Neva Cimaroli have been exceptionally generous in their own donations to Mercy Foundation, and also have been instrumental in generating support for numerous Mercy programs. The couple's relationship- building led to construction of Mercy Hospital of Folsom and the Mercy Village housing development in Folsom. Although some of the couple's innumerable donations have been designated for specific projects, most of their gifts have been unrestricted. More...


Longtime hospital volunteers make "gift-giving investment" in Mercy

Physicians, nurses, caregivers and staff typically are seen as the front line of hospital operations. But often behind the scenes, volunteers perform critical tasks that keep patient care and administrative functions running smoothly. More...



Mark and Patty Read: Continuing a Philanthropic Legacy

The roots of Mark and Patty Read's relationship with Mercy Foundation and the Sisters of Mercy run deep. Family ties to the Foundation date back to 1954 with Mark's grandfather, Fred Read, who later served as chair of the Board of Trustees and provided leadership and financial support for the Sisters of Mercy healthcare ministry. In subsequent years, the family's general contractor business, Rod Read & Sons, made generous donations to the Foundation to support housing, education and care for the poor and the elderly. More...