Humankindness Gala

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The Humandkindness Gala is an annual event by Dignity Health Foundation where we honor and celebrate the power of humanity, the power of hope, and the power of healing.

The inaugural Humankindness Gala took place at San Francisco City Hall on May 19, 2016. More than 325 guests raised roughly $1.1 million toward three vital initiatives: Human Trafficking, Concussion Education and Awareness, and Maternal Mood Disorder (also known as Postpartum Depression).

The first Humankindness Award recognizing humanitarian efforts was presented at the gala to Sister Carol Keehan, Daughter of Charity. Sister Keehan is president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

“Sr. Carol is a fierce advocate for expanding access to health care for all people,” said Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health and president of Dignity Health Foundation. “Her relentless pursuit of improved health outcomes should serve as an inspiration to anyone in the health care field.”

Holly Gibbs, Javier Cárdenas, MD, and Elaine Yin, MD, were awarded the Dignity Health Foundation “Everyday Hero” award for their work in moving the initiatives mentioned above forward in their local communities.