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7th Annual National Speakers Luncheon

Thank you for your support of the 7th Annual National Speakers Luncheon! It was an honor to recognize the 2017 Beacon Award recipient, Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr., and enjoy our speaker, Chaplain (MAJ) Jeffrey Whorton. It takes a strong community to support quality and compassionate heath care for all whom we are privileged to serve. Through your generosity, more than $186,120 was raised for our patients at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospitals.

Your work did not end there. During our luncheon, you donated an additional $33,980 for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Mobile Mammography Unit’s unfunded mammogram program. This will provide 242 underserved women with a life-saving mammogram for free.

Your gift makes a serious difference. You are extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to those who need it most.

Click here to see photos from the National Speakers Luncheon.

Thank you again for being a part of the Santa Rosa family.

Thanks to the support of our great 2017 sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor:

HEB and Charles Butt
Chris Cheever
Margie and Bill Klesse

Benefactor Sponsor:

Avalon Advisors, LLC
River City Imaging Associates
Susan and Van Stewart
Valero Energy Foundation

Patron Sponsor:

McCarthy Building Companies
Pathology Reference Lab
Star Anesthesia, P.A.

Friend Sponsor:

Cindy and Frank B. Arnold
John E. Bel
Broadway Bank
Catholic Charities – St. PJ’s Children’s Home
CHRISTUS Physician Group
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Volunteer Services
Frost Bank
Kiolbassa Provision Company
Langley & Banack, Inc.
Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.
Perkins + Will
Corinna Holt Richter and Jessica Lewis Worth
Rogers-O’Brien Construction
Courtney and Mark E. Watson, Jr. and The Watson Foundation
University Heath System
Victoria Emergency Associates
Barbara and George Williams


Louise and Michael Burke
Rene Escobedo, Attorney at Law
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
James Avery Jewelry
Kathy and Tim Musgrave
Dr. Carl F. Raba, Jr.
Anabel Rodriguez
United Healthcare
Willis Towers Watson
Mark and Lori Wright

Proceeds from the 7th Annual National Speakers luncheon will benefit CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospitals through the Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation. Your support helps provide health and wellness for the underserved in our community.

To learn more about Beacon Award recipient, Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr, and featured speaker, Chaplain (MAJ) Jeffrey Whorton, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, click here.

About the Beacon Award

The Beacon award is presented to individuals who actively participate in charitable and civic activities within the community at large. Previous winners include Charlie Amato (2011), Maj. Gen. Joe Robles, USA (Ret.) (2012), Tom C. Frost, Jr (2013), Rosemary Kowalski (2014), Margie and Bill Klesse (2015), and Verónica Salazar Escobedo and Ruben M. Escobedo (2016). The Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation Board of Directors chooses carefully from a select group of candidates based on several criterion, including professional endeavors, civic commitment and community involvement.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 210.704.2800 or email