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Making a Meaningful Difference in Our Community

The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation Board of Directors represents the very best of our philanthropic mission to the community. Read our board members' inspiring stories to learn how their guidance, unwavering support and commitment makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those served by Adventist Health White Memorial.

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 A. Paul Kurkjian, MD, Advisory Board Member

Giving Back to the Community: A Commitment to Mental Health Care and Prevention


A. Paul Kurkjian, MD – or Dr. K, as he is known to his patients and his staff – is a man of many worlds. He is a child of Armenian heritage, grew up in Latino communities in Los Angeles and attended the prestigious St. Francis High School in La…


Frank Robinson, Board Member

A Life of Significance — Making a Difference in the Lives of Others


As a young man, Frank Robinson dreamed of a lofty career in private bank wealth management and investment services. He envisioned working with millionaires, cutting checks and cashing his hefty bonuses. However, a powerful conversation with his father, Frank Robinson Sr., early in his banking career altered Robinson’s life and…