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St. John's Giving Stories

Generous donor support provides the opportunity for St. John's Hospitals to make an important difference in the lives of so many people in our community. Donor support has provided state-of-the-art technology, advancements in facilities, created community health education opportunies, and provided free health care to those in need, among many others.

Learn more about some of our donors and their stories below.

Katherine Edsall Wells

Philanthropy came natural to Katherine Edsall Wells, Board Chair of St. John’s Healthcare Foundation. As a child growing up in Camarillo, she learned by example from her civic-minded parents how important it is to give back to their community. Today, Katherine is passing on the philanthropic values she inherited to her own children and to members of our community through her estate planning law practice and her commitment to St. John’s. Read her story >




Lisa and Jerry Zins

Lisa and Jerry Zins have been instrumental in raising support for St. John’s for the past eighteen years. They are grateful for the compassionate high quality health care services that enhance the well-being in body, mind and spirit of our patients. Read their story >





Harriet and Harold FriedmanHarriet and Harold Friedman

Since first experiencing St. John’s signature touch of humankindness more than 30 years ago, Harriet Friedman and her late husband Harold have been paying it forward through volunteering, giving, and advocacy for St. John’s. Read their story >





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