Annual Report 2020

Thank you for the outpouring of community support for everyone who works on our health care teams in the hospitals, urgent care centers, community programs and first-responders, plus all of the support staff. Everyone on our team extends their sincere thank you to the 2020 donors, and especially to the emergency response fund donors.

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Thank You Arizona Sports Teams

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Coyotes and the Jay Feely family (formerly a member of the Arizona Cardinals) were some of the first donors to respond to our call for assistance by donating to the emergency response fund. But that wasn’t all, they returned again with their restaurant partners to deliver meals to the caregivers. We are great fans of their community support.


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Helping Our Heroes Refuel and Recover

Born in Gilbert, AZ, and a Highland High School graduate, NFL Dolphins quarterback Ryan 'Fitzmagic’ Fitzpatrick partnered up with his friend and fellow NFL star Brandon Marshall, and Marshall’s 375 Foundation to “fuel the front lines” by creating a rest and recovery room for staff at Mercy Gilbert. Soon thereafter, the “Zen Den” was created in Chandler. These athletes sure know the meaning of TEAM.


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Home Town Hero Isagenix Joins the Response

Our hospitals recently received a grant from Isa Foundation to support the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment and supplies. A few days later, Isagenix donated thousands of servings of IsaLean Pro and BEA natural energy beverage. We are so grateful to the team at Isagenix, a locally-founded global wellness organization, and their Isa Foundation for their generosity in supporting health care workers.

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Give-Back Programs

A big thank you to State Forty Eight, Papa John’s and Ava’s Kettle Corn for their give-back programs. We hope these businesses benefitted along with our Foundation receiving much-needed cash gifts.

It was a great way to support local organizations and our hospital workers at the same time.


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So Many Treats and Cards

Zoyo Frozen Yogurt, See’s Candy, Mojo Yogurt and Culver’s each donated thousands of boxes of treats and gift cards for individual employees to offer a special thank you for nurses and hospital weeks. The rounding activities in the hospital would not have been complete in May without snacks delivered by neighbors and churches, including Boy Scout popcorn and Girl Scout cookies.


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Thanks for the Dinner and Video

Our Chandler nurses fondly remember the families from Knox Gifted Academy who raised thousands of dollars to provide them a special dinner to kick off Nurses’ Week 2020.

Not only did our nurses love the meals, they also loved the specially made video.  

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Our Future Leaders Hard at Work

The Alliance of Youth Leaders (AYLUS) was one of the first groups to arrive with surgical masks and other PPE. And then they returned with hundreds of heartfelt signs and thank you cards for Nurses’ Week. All total we had more than 3,000 notes and signs to celebrate our staff during nurses’ and hospital weeks.


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Going the Extra Mile

Based in Chandler, AZ, the team at Toyota Financial Services sent our caregivers a message – “We are here for you!” And they meant it, by sending thousands of face shields, answering the call for more Personal Protective Equipment.


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An Extension of our Community

The financial advisors at Edward Jones take pride in understanding their clients, knowing their community and getting involved where there is a need. It was a natural extension to make a monetary gift to our Emergency Response Fund on behalf of their East Valley-based employees, and for that we are grateful.

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When Technology and Health Care Meet

Our friends over at Intel worked tirelessly to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our frontline caregivers, even utilizing 3D printing to create some equipment. One employee partnered with God's Garden Treasures and sent flowers to every accessible nurses' station with a kind note of support thanking nurses for the care of his daughter. Intel has also donated food to the volunteers at the vaccine station.


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Grass Roots Support

A number of families braved the summer heat and supported both hospitals. You made masks, bought PPE, safely donated meals, delivered gifts and notes, demonstrating your community commitment to backing our healthcare workers.

We want to say 'Thank You' for your perseverance and dedication to helping us fight through a difficult 2020. Your support meant the world to our teams.


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Commitment to Ethics

Dignity Health Foundation East Valley adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice."

Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust, for every AFP member. AFP provides a self-governed process for addressing ethical concerns.

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