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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 receives patient-centered care in a compassionate and comforting environment that allows patients and their families to heal and thrive.

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.

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 hospital’s current priorities include:

  • Cardiac care and heart health
  • Community health education
  • Emergency Department services, including pediatrics
  • Labor and delivery/neonatal intensive care unit
  • Men’s health and robotic surgery
  • Surgical and diagnostic equipment
  • Women’s health and breast imaging
Philanthropic support of the foundation can take many forms, including:

  • Outright individual gifts
  • Corporate matching gifts
  • Gifts of stock, real estate, appreciated assets or personal property
  • Planned/deferred gifts
  • Corporate sponsorships (Click here to learn more about our annual golf tournament.)
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.

To make a gift online, click Give Now at the top right of the page, or to learn more, call the foundation office at (818) 952-2226.

We are grateful for your generosity.

Kerri Yoder Hubbard, Sr. Executive Director of Development
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation
1812 Verdugo Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 952-2226

USC VHH Foundation Annual Golf Classic

USC VHH Golf Tournament 2020

On Monday, Sept. 21, we hope you will join us for a bring-your-own-cocktail, Caddyshack-themed happy hour, comedy show and program. Golf and Caddyshack trivia, humor, online auction and a brief hospital update will be teed up.
The health care crisis that prevents us from golfing together is also creating the hospital’s most pressing need for support. Since mid-March, our frontline caregivers have worked tirelessly to care for more than 250 COVID-19–positive inpatients and have tested more than 3,600 people through our Emergency Department. For more information about this event, click here.

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

Foundation Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020

Executive Board

Tina Marie Ito, Chair
Community Leader

Marcie Sabatella, Vice Chair, Ambassadors
Realtor, Compass Realty

John Taylor, Treasurer
Retired, KPMG LLP

Yeana Joe, Secretary
Legal Counsel, Keck School of Medicine of USC

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

Board Members

Houry Aposhian
President and CEO, Pacific Horizon Bancorp

Julie Battaglia
Owner, Battaglia Public Relations

Jeff Blake
Retired Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures

Ted Clark
President and CEO, Royal Adhesives

Richard Cook
Chief Executive Officer, The Cook Company

Paul Craig
Chief Administrative Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

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

Roderick Dorman
Attorney, McKool Smith Hennigan

David Elliott
Chief Executive Officer, DRE, Inc.

The Honorable Thad Gembacz
Retired Judge

Janet Hamilton
Community Leader

Becky Happach
President, USC VHH Women’s Council

Keith Hobbs
Chief Executive Officer, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Kate Kaneko
Community Leader

Happy Khanna, MD
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Pediatrics

Shareena Kumar
Chief Financial Officer, Oceans V Hotel Management

Donald Larsen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Matt Merna
Chief Operating Officer, CHUBB Insurance

Amy Ross, PhD
USC Trustee

Kevin Tsujihara
Community Leader

Elvira Valenzuela
East West Bank


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.