Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of the Woodside: Emerald Hills neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm
When voters established the Sequoia Hospital District and accepted a property tax assessment to build, operate and maintain the hospital, they never envisioned the organization which has claimed the right to continue those taxes after they sold the hospital. That organization is the so-called Sequoia Healthcare District, would be philanthropic foundation.
Winner of the prestigious Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the District was nominated by no less than seven of its grant beneficiaries who received a total of more than $700,000 of funding from the Sequoia Healthcare District that fiscal year. Web Link
What a coincidence to find that CEO Lee Michelson is a member of that Silicon Valley Chapter. Web Link
Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of the Woodside: Emerald Hills neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2012 at 7:55 am
How many recipients of grants from the Sequoia Healthcare District think that it is a philanthropic foundation? Add Mission Hospice and Home Care to the list. In it's 2011 annual report, they list the Sequoia Healthcare District as a $30,000 "Foundation Donor. Web Link Don't they know that the District is a government agency, supported by property tax dollars?
This very respectable organization, with tremendous community support, should reject such donations from the pseudo-philanthropic Sequoia Healthcare District.