New officers and a large donation were on the agenda when the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild met for the annual Recognition and Installation Tea at Lakeside Golf Club on June 13.
President Kathleen Marsden wrapped up her year by presenting a check for $140,000 to Kerry L. Carmody, regional chief operating officer of Providence Health and Services, California.
The funds were raised by the fall and spring events, gift shop and card parties. The guild carried over $86,500 from the prior year and received a donation from the estate of member the late Haline Heimstadt and the total of donations for the year is almost half of the guild's pledge of $500,000 made to the Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, which will open soon on the fourth floor of the medical center.
In thanking the guild, Carmody said the guild provides a vital connection to the community.