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Sequoia Healthcare District gets Corporate Grant-Making award.

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun 5, 2011

The outstanding corporate Grant-Maker award goes to Sequoia Healthcare District
Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The award will be presented at a Nov. 18 event called "National Philanthropy Day,"
Director Jack Hickey asked the other directors to decline this award.

Sequoia Healcare District is a special district and is a public agency, funded by taxpayers.

The Grand jury in 2000-01 recommended the tax dollars not be collected after the hospital was sold.

Web Link

Note: The 2000-01 Grand Jury Report is filed under 2001-02, this change happened during the election of 2010


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
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 Woodside: Emerald Hills
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.

Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

Add Cleo Ulau Center to the list of grant recipients who think that the Sequoia Healthcare District is a foundation. See their 2011 Annual Report: Web Link