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TODAY news for Thursday, May 25, 2006

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LLU and LLUMC hosts Heritage Society President’s Dinner

Christopher M. Jobe, MD
Christopher M. Jobe, MD, chair, orthopaedic surgery, School of Medicine, gives a presentation on the recent advances in orthopaedic surgery at LLU.
The LLU and LLUMC Heritage Society President’s Dinner on April 24, 2006, featured institutional updates along with a dinner buffet and music.

“The members of the Heritage Society are very important to the institution,” shares Carolyn Cales, MA, executive director for special gifts, office of advancement, “and we want to make sure they are updated on a regular basis. The Heritage Society dinner is one way that Dr. Behrens can give them an ‘insider’s’ view of what is happening at Loma Linda.”

After dinner, a few employees from the advancement office performed the song “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.” Sherri Vasquez, MBA, director of development, School of Nursing; and Jillian Aalborg, MBA, major gifts officer, sang while Pauline Deeb, major gifts officer, Behaviorial Medicine Center, accompanied on the piano.

B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president and CEO, LLUAHSC, gave an institutional update to the members
Carolyn Cales, MA
Carolyn Cales, MA (right), executive director for special gifts, office of advancement, hands cupcakes to everyone age 90 or older during the dinner.
of the Heritage Society. Following Dr. Behrens’ presenttaion, Albin Grohar, PhD, executive director for advancement, introduced the advancement and trust departments.

Last, members heard about recent advances in orthopaedic surgery at LLU by Christopher M. Jobe, MD, chair, orthopaedic surgery, School of Medicine.

Membership in the Heritage Society is extended to anyone who includes a gift to Loma Linda University, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and/ or Children’s Hospital as part of his or her estate plan.

Donors who make these types of provisions do so through a bequest in their will, a trust, a gift annuity, pooled-income fund participation, a life insurance policy, or other planned gift.

Heritage Society members receive LLUAHSC publications, a certificate suitable for framing, and invitations to special events. If you would like more information about the Heritage Society, call the office of advancement at (909) 558-4597.

By Patricia Thio

TODAY news for Thursday, May 25, 2006