HONORING OUR HISTORY
In 1989, a group of four very active community leaders and volunteers were concerned about how the vulnerable residents of San Mateo County would access affordable healthcare.
Anna Eshoo, now a Congresswoman, was a consensus builder who fought for access to healthcare for families and children. Margaret Taylor, a newly appointed Assistant Director in the San Mateo County Health Services Agency was troubled about the new health crisis she was seeing with HIV AIDS. Evelyn Stanton volunteered for more than 40 years at the local, state, and national level before becoming Executive Director of the Mental Health Association (MHA). Linda Gregory was a union activist. These four women advocated on behalf of vulnerable citizens and convinced an individual to fund what is now San Mateo County Health Foundation.
As we move forward our goal is to continue the work of these incredible women by providing strategic funding for programs and services that enhance the health of our community.