Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Jacobs

The Community West Foundation honored Barbara Jacobs with the 2004 Art of Caring Award at the 4th Annual Legacy Society dinner.

The Legacy event celebrated Barbara Jacobs leadership gift of $1 million for the Women and Children’s Center at Fairview Hospital. “This contribution reflects Mrs. Jacobs commitment, compassion, dedication and loyalty”, says Dr. Ted Castele, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community West Foundation. “She has embraced us all with her vision for the future and we thank her for helping us help others.”

“Barbara Jacobs commitment to Fairview Hospital through the years has been truly extraordinary,” says Fred DeGrandis, CEO, CCHS-Western Region. In thanking Mrs. Jacobs on behalf of the hospital, DeGrandis told the guest of honor “the unfolding of this magnificent legacy will benefit both present and future generations. The Jacobs Pavilion for Women and Children will provide the technology and equipment that will match the expertise of our physicians and staff. It is truly a gift to mothers, fathers and children in our community.”

Mrs. Jacobs has been a long-time supporter and cherished friend of Fairview Hospital. She has previously provided a major gift to the ParkView Patient Care Center and the Moll Cancer Center. Characteristically humble, Mrs. Jacobs has been a model for women giving generously of her time and talent as a Junior Board auxiliary member and volunteer in the Pediatrics Department and raising money for children’s services. She has also been Chairwoman of the Christmas Shoppe, Honorary Chair of events, which benefited cancer care services and has served as Honorary Chair of the Breast Health Center Women’s Golf Benefit for the past 10 years.

Praising Mrs. Jacobs for her generosity, David T. Dombrowiak, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community West Foundation added, “Every woman, every mother, every child will now have a special place to go for the best in healthcare especially for them. And when these women and children leave the hospital healthy in body and spirit, the smiles on their faces will be a reflection of the beautiful light that shines in Barbara’s heart.”