Meet Our Donors

James BurtEstate Plan Includes IRA Charitable Rollover for El Segundo Native

James Burt is proud to call himself a third-generation “ El Segundo-an.” His roots run deep, starting with his grandfather—a 42-year employee of Chevron. His father bounced around in the aerospace industry. His mother was an accountant for the El Segundo school system. More


Norman and Micki LaskyRetired Physician Gives Back to “His Hospital”

Urologist Norman Lasky, MD, and his wife Micki don’t do many things short term. “We’ve been married 51 years, I had the same job for 46 years and we have lived in the same house in for 45 years,” Norman says. “We live a very boring existence.” More


Suzanne WebbLifelong Investor Puts Her Money Where Her Health Is

Ninety-three year old Suzanne Webb has a crystal clear mind and a soft spot in her heart for doctors and hospitals. Her brother was an ear, nose and throat specialist at a large regional hospital in her native Quebec. More


Alfred RedischDr. & Mrs. Redisch Give Back with Retained Life Estate Charitable Donation

When Alfred Redisch, DPM, and his wife Rozelyn told their attorney in 2005 they were interested in creating a charitable gift donation, she recommended a retained life estate gift that would benefit Torrance Memorial. More


Yoichi SumiDeferred Charitable Gift Annuity Provides Opportunity to Receive While Giving

Thinking about his financial future, 78-year-old accountant Yoichi Sumi, was intrigued with the notion of investing in a charitable gift annuity because he knew it would offer him a steady stream of income in retirement, but also benefit the charity to which he was contributing.  More


GrinkerMemory of Grinker Sisters Lives On Through Bequest to Name Medical Center Library

Anita Klecker, MSLS, the health sciences librarian at Torrance Memorial's Medical Library for the past 35 years, vividly recalls Joyce and Joël Grinker frequently stopping by to conduct research. More


Jean GillanExtraordinary Volunteer Leaves Lasting Legacy

For many years, Auxiliary member Jean Gillan walked the halls of Torrance Memorial's medical/surgical unit visiting patients and sharing stories with nurses and staff speaking in her thick Scottish brogue. Health issues ended her volunteering, but her big heart and no nonsense manner are readily recalled by staff.  More


SealyDeferred Charitable Gift Annuity Creates Win-Win-Win for the Present and Future

Local psychiatrist John R. Sealy, MD, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DIFAPA) is no stranger to the concept of giving back. He has been a long-time supporter of and served as chairman of the board of the Switzer Learning Center.  More