ContributeOpening February 1, 2015

Why Our Champions Are Giving

Ronnie and Karen Lott

Ronnie and Karen Lott

Founders of All Starts Helping Kids / Heroes to small champions

“Champions come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. But what drives us all is the desire to go beyond the call of duty, to extend ourselves each and every day. UCSF does just that—going beyond the norm, healing others when some hospitals might turn their backs.”

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Art Kern

Art Kern

Board member, Prostate Cancer Foundation / Advocate for prostate cancer research

“The chance to make a difference quickly has never been greater, especially at Mission Bay, where we can practice medicine combined with science in real time,” Kern says. “If the promise of personalized medicine is going to happen anywhere, it will be at UCSF.”

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Gideon, Susie, and Jonathan Yu

Gideon, Susie & Jonathan Yu

Director, UCSF Foundation (Gideon), Mom and philanthropist (Susie), Next-generation entrepreneur (Johnathan)

“When I think about the next chapter of my life, I know I want to contribute to great causes like UCSF.”

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Diane Wilsey

Diane B. "Dede" Wilsey

Community and civic leader / Philanthropic and volunteer force of nature

“The people of UCSF are so brilliant, so dedicated, so inspiring, you can’t help but feel you’re in the best possible hands. We just need the best possible hospitals for them to flourish.”

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