Left to Right: Nicole Balsamo, chief philanthropy officer, Dr. Matthew Kaplan, 2023 awardee, Dr. Melanie Wolf, chief medical officer
Philanthropy Physician Champion Awards 2023
Providence South Division Philanthropy honored eight physicians at its annual Philanthropy Physician Champion Awards event held on October 30 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. These physicians were recognized for their commitment to creating a culture of philanthropy at their medical campuses.
The evening was filled with memorable moments that took us inside the life of each awardee — giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about the compassionate physicians whose commitment to help us provide exceptional care to our communities extends beyond the bedside.
The Philanthropy Physician Champion Award was created to celebrate physicians who partner closely with the foundation to advance philanthropic priorities that further support our mission. Providence Foundations nominated noteworthy physicians from their respective ministries across Los Angeles County, Orange County and the High Desert.
“The physicians we’re honoring are emblematic of the enduring collaboration between our hospitals and their foundations,” says Kenya Beckmann, chief philanthropy and health equity officer, Providence South Division. “As we mark the second year of this prestigious award, their dedication serves as the gold standard for physician engagement.”
Providence Mission Hospital Foundation was proud to recognize Matthew Kaplan, M.D., as its 2023 Philanthropy Physician Champion. His unwavering dedication to the people, programs and services is a reminder of the close collaboration that exists between the foundation and Providence Mission Hospital.
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.