Donor Stories

Mercy Foundation North is deeply grateful for the support by its many donors, whose kindness, compassion and generosity mean everything to those in need.

One hundred percent of donoations help fund the programs and services donors choose. Because Mercy Foundation North receives an operating grant from Dignity Health, no overhead or administrative fees are assessed on gifts. That means EVERY penny supports people in the community who need assistance.

We are honored to share the stories of the individuals who have stepped forward to support Mercy Foundation North's patient care and programs.

John and Betty Fitzpatrick

John and Betty Fitzpatrick

John and Betty Fitzpatrick made their first gift to Mercy Foundation North in 1997. With their roots in Redding for over 53 years, they understand the importance of having the best medical care available right in their own backyard.

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John Friesen

John Friesen

The Friesen Family is very familiar with the Foundation and with Mercy Medical Center Redding. John is the CEO of Owens Healthcare. However, it was not the business relationship or community awareness that inspired this gift, it was the excellent care and treatment delivered from Dr. Hu and the nurses in the pediatric unit at Mercy.

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Michael Zanger Rock Climbing

Michael Zanger

“I seem to remember that I had a pull toward Hospice for a long time; knowing folks who had received Hospice care, and friends who were volunteers. Probably knowing Barbara and Gene Moyer, and the death of my daughter, Sierra, were the impetus. I’ve been a volunteer for six great years,” Michael said. And, when it came time to plan his estate, he left a bequest to Hospice. “I think it’s important to get the information out to the public that a bequeathal is welcome, and easy to do.”

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