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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation raises and manages funds to help the hospital meet the health care needs of our local communities and beyond. Our work ensures that everyone who comes to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) receives patient-centered care in a compassionate and comforting environment that allows patients and their families to heal and thrive.

View our 2022 Impact Report

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation supports the hospital’s highest priority needs, including clinician training, surgical and diagnostic equipment, modernized facilities, projects that increase patient and family comfort and support, and a wide variety of community health education initiatives.

The Need

Donors can make unrestricted contributions to support the hospital’s current, most pressing needs or can designate gifts to one of several established giving initiatives or establish an endowment. The links below can tell you a bit more about each of the hospital’s current priorities, including:

Tribute Gifts

If you’d like to make a Greatest Needs gift in honor of someone’s birthday, for special care you received from one of our physicians or other caregivers, or in someone’s memory, you can do so by clicking HERE.

In addition to making an outright cash gift, philanthropic support of the hospital can take other forms, including:

  • Gifts of stock, real estate, appreciated assets or personal property
  • Planned/deferred gifts
  • Business sponsorships
  • Corporate matching gifts

We are grateful for your generosity. For more information or to speak to someone in the foundation office, please contact us at (818) 952-2226.

All contributions to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation are used exclusively for the activities of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue code. Federal ID number: 95-3247823.

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The funds raised help support the purchase and maintenance of equipment, renovate hospital rooms, increase patient services and provide health care education programs.

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USC-VHH Foundation Annual Golf Classic

USC VHH Golf Tournament 2022

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation hosted its 31st Annual Golf Classic “Celebrating 50 Years of Caring for Our Community” on Monday, Sep. 19, 2022. This event raised nearly $300,000, which will be used to support the hospital’s greatest needs. Proceeds will be used for keeping pace with advancements in medicine, health education, exceptional patient experience and cutting-edge medical technology.

We want to wish a special thank you to our sponsors.
View photos from the event.

Foundation Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023

Executive Board

Tina Marie Ito, Chair
Community Leader

Marcie Sabatella, Vice Chair, Ambassadors
Realtor, The Agency

Rodney Swan, Treasurer
President, Swan Farms

Emily Liang, Secretary

Sue Wilder, Immediate Past Chair
Community Leader/Retired Disney Executive

Board Members

Houry Aposhian
President and CEO, Pacific Horizon Bancorp

Thomas Atamian
Realtor, Compass Realty

Julie Battaglia
Community Leader

Jeff Blake
Retired Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures

Patrick Chraghchian
Chief Executive Officer, Adept Development

Ted Clark
President and CEO, Royal Adhesives

Richard Cook
Chief Executive Officer, The Cook Company

Armand Dorian, MD
Chief Executive Officer, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Robin Dorman
Community Leader

Joel Fried
President, Primecap Management

The Honorable Thad Gembacz
Retired Judge

Cindy Gilbert
USC-VHH Women’s Council President

Janet Hamilton
Community Leader

Kate Kaneko
Community Leader

Happy Khanna, MD
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Pediatrics

Shareena Kumar
IT Project Analyst and Community Leader

Matt Merna
Chief Operating Officer, CHUBB Insurance

Amy Ross, PhD
USC Trustee

Chloe Ross
Community Leader


Kerri Yoder Hubbard
Senior Executive Director, Health System Initiatives
(818) 952-3553

Barbara Jordan
Development Coordinator
(818) 952-3543

Julie Shadpa
Associate Director of Development
(818) 952-3534

Deborah Weirick
Director of Community and Donor Relations
(818) 952-2228

Emeritus Council

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Emeritus Council is composed of former foundation board members. See the full list of council members here.