Charitable Giving Fund named in honor of Pat Hammer09/09/22 01:40:pm
The Rogers Board of Directors has renamed a fund that provides financial assistance to patients and families to the Pat Hammer Charitable Giving Fund.
The change was made in honor of Pat’s work to establish the fund in 2016, his commitment to adding to it annually, and his overall contributions to Rogers over the last decade. Pat will retire from his role as Rogers’ president and CEO as of October and will continue to focus on strategic planning and growth and development, with Hospital Division CEO John Boyd, PsyD, promoted to succeed Pat.
“The Board is extremely grateful to Pat for his service and the significant impact he has made on Rogers and those we serve,” says board chair Barb Gromacki. “Pat’s mission-driven leadership resulted in the creation of the Charitable Giving Fund, and we are pleased to rename it in his honor.”
The Board also made an annual donation to the Charitable Giving Fund, bringing the total to $74 million with the ultimate goal of reaching $100 million. The Rogers system established the fund to build a resource to provide financial assistance to patients and families in need. Each year a portion of Rogers’ earnings is invested into the fund, and an annual donation from investment income is made to the Rogers Foundation to be used toward Patient Care Grants.
“I am humbled the Board renamed the fund in my honor,” Pat says. “The Charitable Giving Fund is critical in fulfilling Rogers’ Mission because it increases access to care for all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. It will provide financial assistance to thousands of patients and families for many years to come and for that I am so grateful.”