Gene Haas may be a successful businessperson, but charitable giving is always at the forefront of his mind. So, when the St. John’s Regional Medical Center needed support, Haas answered the call. In all, his charitable organization has given them $312,500 in the form of 11 grants from 2001-2008. This funding has helped the hospital and clinic significantly. The hospital and clinic serve the Oxnard and Camarillo areas.
Hospitals Only Receive Limited Support From The County
While you’d never know it by the great care received there as a patient or visitor, the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in the Oxnard and Camarillo region doesn’t always have the money it needs in its budget. The current level of funding looks after their daily operating expenses, but they don’t always have the additional money they need to purchase new equipment or update their facilities. These things may sound like additional luxuries, but in reality, they’re vital to maintaining the community’s optimal level of care. Like with a lot of these types of organizations, charitable giving becomes an important lifeline.
Of the 11 grants Gene Haas’ organization gave to the Oxnard and Camarillo centers, a large portion of it went to the construction and equipping of a recovery room. This will give the hospital and clinic some much-needed space, while providing a quiet place for patients when they need it most. The new room will also have all the necessary equipment and tools should something go wrong.
Gene Haas’ Charitable Giving Goes Further Than The St. John’s Regional Medical Center
Gene Haas has been giving to various non-profits and charities through his organization since 2001, which was created specifically to manage his charitable giving. In all, Haas has given more than $8.5 million dollars to over 800 different organizations. These include a wide range of charities such as the Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs Foundation, the Perry Technical Institute, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the National MS Society, and the California Strawberry Festival.
All charitable giving is important for Gene Haas, but those who are really near and dear to his heart include organizations that care for children or provide food to the poor. These charities include the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Food Share, the American Red Cross, and the Rain Project Transitional Living Center.
Regardless of what they support, however, the recipients of Haas’ charitable giving all have one main thing in common: the recipients have to improve the community’s quality of life, whether that is the local, state, national, or international community. Gene Haas is a firm believer in the idea that by helping those who are unable to help themselves, the rest of the world improves and benefits as a result.
Gene Haas and his organization continue his charitable giving to this day in the hopes that they can improve the lives of all community members.