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 Philanthropic Success:
Mercy Foundation North Takes Top Fundraising Award
Mercy Foundation North is a lean, mean fundraising machine. So much so, in fact, that it was singled out as the best among 79 similar organizations for its work
supporting three hospitals and an agency dedicated to serving the elderly.
The coveted award was based on the Foundation’s efficient and effective work in supporting Mercy
Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, and
Dignity Health Connected Living.
During the 2019 fiscal year, Mercy Foundation North raised $3.7 million,
representing a 30 percent increase over the previous year. The Foundation also
lowered its operating expenses by 5 percent.
The award was announced in February at the CommonSpirit Health Philanthropy Education Summit Reimagined. “Being awarded the CommonSpirit Foundation of the Year is such a joyous, yet hum- bling, experience for us!” shares Maggie Redmon, president of Mercy Foundation North. “We are a small Foundation with a team of six people and have really focused on growing our donor base and increasing opportunities to support health care in our communities. We are truly honored with this incredible recognition.”
Sandy Dole, chair of Mercy Foundation’s board of directors, says she’s proud of the recognition “and it speaks to the great work Maggie and her group have done. She’s really rebuilding the Foundation since she came on board. She has a lot of vision and a lot of determination. This is a true validation of all the work she and the board have been doing. It reflects on all of us, but she’s been the leader.”
Fred Najjar, the executive vice president and chief philanthropy officer for CommonSpirit Health, aptly anticipated the response to his Foundation of the Year announcement: “And the winner
is – and I know there is going to be some hooping and hollering when this comes out – Mercy Foundation North!”
“You had an outstanding year. I couldn’t be more pleased for Mercy Foundation
North to receive this award,” Najjar said.
    Pictured above L to R: Michelle Martin-Streeby, Phillip Brown, Maggie Redmon, Randi Slaughter, Dianne Moty, Alisa Johnson

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