report on giving 2015

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.

Sharp, San Diego’s health care leader, is committed to providing the highest quality of care, the latest medical technology and superior service to our patients and their families. As a not-for-profit organization, Sharp relies on philanthropic support from people like you to continue to bring the very best that health care has to offer to those we serve each day. 


Some of our many accomplishments during 2015 include:


ITIJ Industry Awards 2015        Women's Choice Award        Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Named Global Medical Provider of the Year 

The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Awards named Sharp HealthCare the 2015 Medical Provider of the Year for an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health industry. Sharp's Global Patient Services program coordinates patient transfers and evacuations to Sharp HealthCare hospitals for medical emergencies around the world.


Recognized as One of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and Obstetrics

Two Sharp hospitals were recognized with the Women's Choice Award® in 2015. Sharp Grossmont Hospital was named as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns was designated as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. 


Honored With Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services honored Sharp Coronado Hospital with an elite five-star rating after comparing patients' experiences of care at 3,355 hospitals nationwide. Sharp Coronado was one of only 251 hospitals in the nation — and only eight in California — to receive a rating of five stars. 



We continue to look forward to ensure that tomorrow’s generations have the same high quality of care we enjoy today. That’s why we are on a journey to raise $100 million through INSPIRE: The Sharp HealthCare Campaign for Excellence.

To date, donors like you have contributed more than $90 million for this wide-ranging plan to provide San Diegans with ever-greater levels of quality care. With you as our philanthropic partner, we are:

Creating new
patient programs


Constructing and

Investing in
our nurses



As a donor, you are truly changing lives. Thank you for your generous support.


Financial Health

Thanks to you and nearly 10,000 annual donors, the financial health of the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare remains strong. 

Donors to Foundations of Sharp HealthCare in 2015

More than $16 million was contributed in 2015,

Contributions in 2015

and nearly $14 million was distributed for capital projects,
technology and programs throughout Sharp.

Capital projects, technology and programs


Philanthropy continues to provide a significant portion of Sharp's annual investment in our community's health care. With decades of community support and prudent management, the Foundations have more than $97 million in assets that will support Sharp and health care in San Diego for years to come.


Amount Distributed

Coronado Hospital Foundation


Grossmont Hospital Foundation


Sharp HealthCare Foundation



Total Impact of Philanthropy




caring caring

You enhanced clinical and community programs, supporting Sharp's commitment to continually strive for a level of care that exceeds expectations.

Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Center for Neuro-oncology

$227,995 was distributed in 2015 to support personalized and highly specialized oncology programs at Sharp Memorial Hospital, including the establishment of the Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center — the first brain cancer treatment program of its kind in the region.


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learning learning   

You supported research and education, allowing Sharp caregivers to continue to learn and conduct actionable research that improves the quality of patient care.

Neonatal Research Institute

$662,719 was distributed in 2015 to the Neonatal Research Institute at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns to support research of innovative therapies that can improve the long-term health of at-risk infants. 


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building building

You made gifts in support of construction projects, ensuring that our community receives medical care in facilities that are second to none.

BonitaView residence

$1,102,863 was distributed in 2015 to support the completion of BonitaView, Sharp HospiceCare's third residence that provides end-of-life care in a home-like setting. BonitaView is the first facility of its kind in the South Bay.


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How gifts were made in 2015 

Guardian Angel gifts

4,198 Guardian Angel gifts in honor of 1,450 caregivers

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 Giving Society members  

1,193 active members of Sharp's three giving societies

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    Distinguished Corporate Sponsors

Support of two or more annual fundraising events from each of Sharp's 31 Distinguished Corporate Sponsors

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Memorial and tribute gifts

1,464 gifts in memory or honor of loved ones

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Planned gifts

34 contributions made as part of planned gifts that will benefit Sharp for years to come

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Employee donors

More than $1 million in payroll deduction, PTO and cash gifts from 1,725 employee donors

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growing growing 

You helped expand the knowledge and competency of physicians, nurses and staff, so skilled and compassionate caregivers will be available for those in need.
Center of Nursing Excellence scholarship recipients
was distributed in 2015 to develop education programs and expand knowledge and professional opportunities for Sharp nurses and staff through Sharp HealthCare's Center of Nursing Excellence and other employee scholarship programs.


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leading leading

You supported the acquisition of the latest technology, ensuring that the benefits of proven medical advancements are available in our community.

Cancer treatment and care at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
was distributed in 2015 to support technology and programs enhancing cancer treatment and care at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. 

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Other areas where gifts were delivered
in 2015

$99,704 was distributed to support art and music therapy for patients and their families through the Arts for Healing program.

$203,024 was distributed to support the expansion and renovation of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, including upgrading the Senior Behavioral Health Unit to a home-like environnment to serve more local seniors.

$417,868 was distributed to support life-changing patient programs and comforting renovations at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center on the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus.

$1,186,684 was distributed to support digital X-ray and ultrasound technology at Sharp Coronado Hospital.

$638,607 was distributed to support advanced technologies, healing environments and patient and community programs at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers.


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