Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Hear directly from our donors about what inspired them to give to Scripps Health in San Diego, California.

Husband and wife Warner and Debbie Lusardi, seen here smiling at the camera, gave a $25 million philanthropic gift to fund a much-needed expansion at Scripps Encinitas.

The Right Thing to Do

A generous gift from Debbie and Warner Lusardi will help fund innovation and expansion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas from surgical suites and inpatient rooms to advanced pulmonary care.


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Donor Dan Mulvihill stands next to his wife, Mary, as the pair reflects on their decades-long commitment to the Scripps Mercy community.

Stirring the Next Generation

Learn how longtime Scripps donor Dan Mulvihill’s nearly 40 years of support impacted patient care in San Diego and motivated many others to give back.


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Donor Darlene Shiley talks a pleasant walk.

Paving the Future of Orthopedic Care

Learn how Darlene Shiley is shaping the future of health care through the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education, the Shiley Brain Research Center, and the Shiley Musculoskeletal Center.


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Donor Robin Rady stands with hands clasped in a beautiful park.

Organization in a Time of Chaos

Robin Rady was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. Now she is giving back by crafting and donating thousands of all-in-one, medical records organizers to help bring patients a sense of control during a stressful time.


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Donor Richard Woltman smiles at the camera while seated in a park.

Philanthropy Is a Full Time Job

Richard Woltman has been a dedicated supporter and volunteer leader of Scripps Mercy Hospital since 1995. Learn how his involvement took a more personal turn and what he is doing to improve patient care at Scripps.


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Donor Fred Farago, seated outside of a  Scripps hospital, holds hands with a woman.

A Second Chance Transplant

Fred Farago is a scientist at heart and a longtime Scripps patient. Learn about how a life-saving kidney transplant inspires him to support the Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation.


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See Other Inspiring Patient Stories

Read our most recent issue of San Diego Health Magazine. You’ll get health tips from our experts, learn about innovative care and discoveries that are changing the way health care is provided, and meet people like you whose lives have been changed thanks to the care they’ve received at Scripps.