$2.8 Million Donation Helps Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Continue Its
Mission of Providing Charity Care for Children
LOS ANGELES-March 2001-For the past 52 years, June Sears Rogers has been a
prominent figure within the Los Angeles real estate community, and continues
to be a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist. Rogers recently bestowed a
generous $2.8 million gift to Orthopaedic Hospital because of her strong
belief that state-of-the-art medical care should be provided to all children,
regardless of their family's ability to pay.
"For as long as I can remember, Orthopaedic Hospital has been dedicated to
caring for children and helping improve the quality of their lives," explained
June Sears Rogers. "With this gift, I want to help Orthopaedic Hospital to
continue providing the best medical care to children in need," she added.
Rogers was first introduced to Orthopaedic Hospital as a patient, when she was
treated for an arthritic condition many years ago. Impressed with the level of
care, she made a personal commitment to help further the hospitals' mission in
the future. Rogers'gift enables Orthopaedic Hospital to make its presence felt
worldwide through outreach efforts, such as the International Children's
Program (ICP). Through this ambitious program, a team of volunteer doctors
provide free medical and screening services to children afflicted with a
variety of ailments.
"It's always gratifying when former patients share Orthopaedic Hospital's
vision for the future," noted Dr. James V. Luck, Jr., President, CEO and
Medical Director of Orthopaedic Hospital. "We are so thankful to June, whose
generous contribution will allow us to continue to provide and expand our
charity care services for children," he added.
A native of Montana, Rogers grew up in Northern California where she attended
the University of California at Berkeley. Graduating with a degree in
merchandising, she served as a fashion buyer for 10 years in the San Francisco
area. An avid sports enthusiast, Rogers met and married International tennis
star, George Lyttelton Rogers, and traveled around the world, relocating to
Southern California shortly thereafter.
Throughout the years, Rogers has enjoyed a successful real estate career that
spanned over four decades. No matter how busy her business ventures kept her,
she still made time to volunteer. Today, she is still active in a nearly one
dozen charitable organizations, including the Foundation Board of the Boys
and Girls Club of Hollywood, the Board of Directors of the Assistance League
of California, and volunteer of the Braille Institute. Rogers generously gives
both time and money to worthy causes including Orthopaedic Hospital.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Orthopaedic Hospital is a recognized
world leader in research, teaching and patient care in orthopaedic medicine,
resulting in an improved quality of life for children and adults with
crippling diseases for 88 years. Orthopaedic Hospital has been helping
afflicted children receive the finest care in the world and lead healthy,
active lives without regard to the family's ability to pay, and is supported
by the generous contributions of donors, like June Rogers. For additional
information on Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation or to make a donation, please
visit the website at www.orthohospital.org or call (213) 742-1500.