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EMC honored for philanthropy
Jessicas House was one of the beneficiaries of Emanuel Medical Centers philanthropy, which was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. - photo by Photo Contributed

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions to the community. The hospital, which was nominated for the award by California State University, Stanislaus, was named Outstanding Corporate or Small Business Donor in Philanthropy.

 In nominating Emanuel, CSU Stanislaus noted the hospital’s “outstanding commitment to the betterment of the community and region through their financial support, community involvement, and employee volunteerism. Stanislaus State and EMC have a longstanding partnership, which includes EMC’s support of the University’s scholarship program through the One Purpose annual campaign fund drive, support of student-athletes and the athletics program, and alumni programming through sponsorship of the Vines event. Of special note is EMC’s corporate philanthropic support throughout the region, spanning well beyond the boundaries of the Turlock community.”

“On behalf of the employees, physicians and volunteers at Emanuel Medical Center, I want to thank the Association of Fundraising Professionals for this wonderful recognition of our philanthropic efforts,” said Sue Micheletti, Emanuel Medical Center’s CEO. “I also want to thank CSU Stanislaus for their generosity and support in nominating us for the award. As we prepare to celebrate our 100th year in 2017 as a cornerstone of Turlock and our surrounding communities, Emanuel is committed to investing in and otherwise supporting local charitable organizations and working with them to improve the quality of life for all people in our region.”

Emanuel and this year’s other award winners were presented with their awards at a celebratory luncheon hosted by the AFP on Nov. 10 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

Highlights of the total $242,886.65 in total community support provided by Emanuel in 2015-16, include:

· Healthy over Hungry Cereal Drive – Approximately 44,590 servings collected by Emanuel employees and donated to New Life Christian Center.

· Stanislaus County Fair – In 2015 and 2016, Emanuel partnered with American Medical Response to provide CPR training to more than 2,500 people and staffed a comprehensive baby care center which was visited by more than 4,000 parents and kids.

· National Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration – More than 650 people participated in this fourth annual event at Emanuel Cancer Center in 2016.

Organizations supported by Emanuel include: American Heart Association; American Cancer Society; Carnegie Arts Center; Covenant Care Hospice; Covenant Village of Turlock; CSU Stanislaus One Purpose; Dancing with the Turlock Stars; Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus; Hope Haven West; Hughson Community Fund; Jessica’s House; Livingston Community Health Center; Merced County Fair; Merced County Spring Fair; Muddy with a Mission; Next Level Sports; Salvation Army; Stanislaus County Fair; Turlock Certified Farmers Market; Turlock Chaplaincy Program; Turlock Community Theater; Turlock Downtown Association; Turlock Gospel Mission; Turlock High School Aquatic Pool Fund Drive; Turlock Historical Society; Turlock Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast; Turlock Triathlon Team; Turlock Together; and United Samaritans.