New Gala Co-Chairs Make Major Gift to Campaign

Katie and Fred Cromer started their relationship with OIC through their two daughters who are Las Niñas volunteers. Katie is an active member of both Las Madrecitas and the Charitable Children’s Guild. In honor of the positive influence that OIC and Las Niñas have had on their girls’ lives, they decided to make a major gift to the ASC campaign. Following a tour of OIC’s downtown campus, including a special stop at the biomechanics’ research lab where they observed an experiment testing ankle strength, the Cromer’s made a generous gift of $60,000. They also kindly agreed to co-chair OIC’s next gala, which will take place in 2016 to celebrate the opening of the ASC.

Parsons Foundation Donates $100,000 for Surgery Center

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has approved a grant of $100,000 toward the Ambulatory Surgery Center at OIC. Peverly J. Hukill, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, represented our volunteer leadership, and joined CEO Dr. Anthony A. Scaduto, Dr. Richard E. Bowen and COO Matt Niedzwiecki in hosting Parsons Foundation Senior Program Officer E. Thomas Brewer for a site visit. OIC is grateful to the Parsons Foundation for its continued support over the years, which now totals more than $800,000.

ASC Groundbreaking on May 30

The OIC Foundation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ambulatory Surgery Center on Saturday, May 30, from 11am to 1pm. The event will take place at our downtown campus. Major donors, elected officials, medical staff, employees, volunteers and patient families will come together to celebrate this historic occasion―breaking down barriers for better access and better care.

Four Additional ASC Naming Opportunities Reserved

As the ASC Campaign catapulted past the half-way mark ($5.6 million) of our $10 million goal, four new naming opportunities, totaling $845,000, have been reserved. We are grateful to the following generous donors:

William & Eunice Stecker: $600,000
(ASC Overnight Suite)
William & Helen Niemann: $100,000
(Recovery Area Walkway)
Paramount Corporation: $100,000
(Surgical Locker Room/Male)
Susan Masterson: $45,000
(ASC Passage Way)

To date, twenty-six naming opportunities have been reserved. To review the full list of naming opportunities, please click here.

The Buckmaster Family, Dan and Nancy Madden Donate to ASC Campaign

We are proud to inform you that thanks to major recent gifts, the Ambulatory Surgery Center capital campaign has passed the halfway mark of its fundraising goal. OIC would like to thank the Buckmaster Family who donated $62,000 to the campaign. We would also like to that Dan & Nancy Madden, who have generously doubled their original gift of $10,000 to $20,000. OIC will break ground on the ASC in Spring of 2015, with plans of opening the center in early 2016. We invite you to share the campaign with others and help us build a place that will change children’s lives. 

OIC’s COO Matt Niedzwiecki, CFO Diane Moon and Hillard T. Spencer Make Major Gift to ASC

We kicked off November with generous gifts to OIC’s Ambulatory Surgery Center capital campaign. Hillard T. Spencer was moved by the new ASC campaign video he saw online and made a $50,000 gift to name the Surgeon Scrub Room in the new ASC. OIC’s COO, Matt Niedzwiecki made a $30,000 pledge to name the Sterilization Room, and also pledged $3,000 to the OICare for Kids Fund. OIC’s CFO, Diane Moon made a pledge of $10,000 toward the campaign. Thank you to Dr. Spencer, Matt, and Diane for their gifts to the campaign and to OIC’s patients.

LA Dodgers Foundation Makes Major Gift to ASC Campaign

Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) are two long-standing organizations committed to improving the lives of children in Los Angeles. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that the Dodgers have made a major gift to support our    Ambulatory Surgery Center capital campaign. Over the last year, OIC and LADF have supported each other tremendously. LADF representatives attended this past summer’s Fun & Fitness Carnival with gifts and games for attendees. LADF also donated a luxury box to OIC, allowing us to host donors and patients. They even arranged a special meet-and-greet between two OIC patients and a Dodgers team member’s wife. OIC physicians conducted concussion   education sessions at Dodgers Youth Camps throughout the year, and will do so again on December 20. Look for more updates as we continue to deepen this new and exciting relationship.