Corwin Harper, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente, presents a check for $73,415 to University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. The money will fund a one-day medical and dental screening clinic led by Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Dentistry students, faculty and staff. The check presentation was made Oct. 25, 2012 at the annual Pacific Appreciation Luncheon, where University leaders honored the many donors to Pacific's endowment, scholarships and the Pacific Fund.

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Kaiser Permanente awards $73,400 to University of the Pacific for community health event

President Eibeck says Kaiser donation and induction of million-dollar donor into the 1851 Society are evidence that philanthropy is alive and well in the Central Valley
Oct 25, 2012

Kaiser Permanente on Thursday donated $73,415 to University of the Pacific to help fund a comprehensive community health clinic and fair in March of 2013. The announcement was made at the annual Pacific Appreciation Luncheon where university leaders honor the many philanthropists who give to Pacific's endowment, scholarships and the Pacific Fund.

The one-day clinic will be geared toward the medically uninsured of all ages in San Joaquin County with an emphasis on Stockton residents. Students, faculty and staff from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will care for patients at the health fair.

"This generous Kaiser Permanente gift is a way for our two organizations - University of the Pacific and Kaiser -- to give back to our community. It's also a great opportunity for our students to get hands-on training in healthcare, which remains a bright spot in our economy," University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck said . "I'd like to thank Kaiser Permanente for its continuing commitment to work with University of the Pacific to strengthen the health of our community."

Services at the one-day health clinic event will include: immunizations, screening and monitoring for chronic conditions; dental services - both basic and preventive; health education outreach; and Medicare Part D review. The clinic will be operated by Pacific faculty, staff, students, community residents and volunteers. It will also provide valuable hands-on experience for students in University of the Pacific schools of dentistry and pharmacy. The goal is to serve 750 people at the event.

"At Kaiser Permanente, our work in the community is central to our mission to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve," said Corwin Harper, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley. "We want to put our mission into action and are proud to partner with Pacific on this upcoming health fair and look forward to seeing the good it will do in San Joaquin County."

This grant is funded from Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit program, which supports efforts to reduce barriers to accessing health care, supports community clinics and public hospitals, develops Healthy Eating Active Living programs and funds Community Health Initiatives. In 2012, our charitable contributions programs have funded more than $1.4 million in projects and programs to help families and individuals in need in our two counties, San Joaquin and Stanislaus.

Pacific on Thursday inducted Mimi Eberhardt of the Bank of Stockton into its 1851 Society for her family's many contributions to the university. In order to be a member of the 1851 Society, an individual has to donate $1 million or greater, a milestone Eberhardt recently achieved. Eibeck said the Kaiser donation and Eberhardt's induction into the 1851 society are evidence that philanthropy is alive and well in the Central Valley.

Together, 1851 members have given and pledged $342 million to University of the Pacific.  The Pacific Fund has raised approximately $3.7 million dollars since its inception in 2007 in support of academic innovation and student achievement.  In addition to scholarship aid, the Pacific Fund provides student and faculty grants that transform ambition into action and ensures that Pacific continues to maintain the highest level of excellence, said Jacob McDougal, executive director of the Pacific Fund.  

"Thankfully, you have the vision to support Pacific as we prepare for our future," Eibeck said. "Your financial support is critical to making our collective vision a reality. This group has a track record of wonderful generosity. You have created a philanthropic legacy here that has made us great. Now, as we move to the next level, your continuing support is more important than ever, and our appreciation of you will be deeper than ever. Thank you, thank you for all your past giving and for the support we can count on you to provide as we meet the future."

New Vice President of Development Burnie Atterbury served as Master of Ceremonies at Thursday's luncheon. Marshall Elementary students who comprise Harmony Stockton, the after-school youth orchestra program facilitated by Pacific's Conservatory of Music and Benerd School of Education faculty and students, the United Way of San Joaquin County, Stockton Unified School District and the Stockton Symphony, performed at the event.