Foundations of Sharp HealthCare

The Legacy of Philanthropy, Women, Family and Vision 


Sharp Coronado Hospital 50th AnniversarySharp Coronado Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictured left to right: Susan Stone, CEO, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Bill Littlejohn, CEO, Foundations of Sharp HealthCare, Lynne Harpst Koen, Philanthropist and Nora Allen, CDO, Coronado Hospital Foundation


Dear Friend of Sharp HealthCare:

August 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Sharp Coronado Hospital tower, and presentation of the Donald N. Sharp Medal for Philanthropy to Lynne Harpst Koen. What made the presentation extraordinarily special is that Lynne is a third-generation philanthropist who has helped transform health care in Coronado along with her mother and grandmother.

Sharp Coronado Hospital 1968 Groundbreaking

Lynne’s grandmother, Frances Nunnally Goodrich-Winzer (pictured third from right) was at the 1968 groundbreaking for the new Coronado Hospital tower following her gift of $2.3 million.

Newspaper article featuring the new Coronado Hospital in 1970.

By the time of the 1970 dedication Frances’ daughter, Fran Harpst, was serving on the Board of Directors. She was a dedicated volunteer and developed Meals-on-Wheels in Coronado.

Fran Harpst
Fran Harpst photographed above as a Coca-Cola model in her youth and one of many board photos commemorating her dedicated service to the community

Mrs. Harpst donated more than $5.5 million to Coronado Hospital Foundation, enabling the hospital to purchase MAKOPlasty® Partial Joint Replacement Technology that has established the hospital as a Center of Excellence in Orthopedics.

These three extraordinary women have donated nearly $10 million to the hospital and community they love and care for. They have created a legacy which will endure another 50 years. From Sharp HealthCare, thank you Frances, Fran and Lynne!

If you would like to learn more or join us in creating a legacy of philanthropy that will touch the lives of the next generation of San Diegans, please visit


With appreciation,


Bill Littlejohn
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare


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