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Dr. Doris Howell - Our Founder Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research

Doris A Howell, MD
Founder,
The Doris A Howell Foundation

“How many of you have wives; how many of you have daughters; how many of you have sisters? And I know you all have mothers… What do you do to help them stay healthy?”

~Dr. Doris Howell

Why Give to Women's Health Research?

Let’s talk about women’s health for a minute…

Imagine a young woman engaged to be married and was just diagnosed with cancer. She then learns from her physician that the treatments required to save her life will make it impossible for her to have children. With funding from the Howell Foundation, researchers like Dr. Irene Su pursued techniques to preserve fertility in this very vulnerable group of young women.

Imagine the difference you can make when you give emerging researchers the financial support they need to begin discovering how to improve women’s health.

For a remarkable 25 years the Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research has been dedicated to making a long-term, positive impact on women’s health and has gained recognition as the premier organization advancing women’s health research.

Will you help us to continue keeping the women we love healthy for the next 25 years? Your support enables:

        • Awarding undergraduate research scholarships and graduate nursing research grants to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health
        • Presenting the latest medical research findings at our events and through our Speaker Service program, where experts and researches convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families
        • Funding research initiatives geared towards improving the health of under-served women and increasing awareness and advocacy in the community.

For us, it’s about streamlining the research findings to provide the most accurate information to both, the medical community and the patient so that the right decision can be made when discussing women’s health.

We hope to continue making history with your generous donation. Your giving is greatly appreciated. Think of the well-being of your mother, your sister, your wife, your best friend and know that any contribution, giving what you can, large or small, will help us continue to fulfill Dr. Howell’s dreams and the Foundation’s goal of “keeping the women we love healthy.”

We have entered a new era in Women’s Health and “tomorrow’s breakthrough” depends on what we do today to make a difference in the future of health care. It’s an honor to be part of this incredible group of people who believe in women’s health causes.

Maryanne Sarge
Maryanne Sorge Family Nurse Practitioner Friend of Howell Foundation

Levels of Donation - Give Today

Anyone who gives $150 or more automatically is considered a “Friend of Howell”. A Friend of Howell is one of the Foundation’s core supporters who helps us carry out our mission. Your Friend of Howell donation supports:

      • Howell Scholars Program
      • Community Engagement Initiative
      • Educational programs and events
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  • Special Mention at the 1st luncheon of the year
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  • Howell Foundation Pin
  • Listed on the screen at all luncheons
  • Special Mention at the 1st luncheon of the year
  • Pre-arranged access to a presenter or researcher at a luncheon
  • Listed on website and in the Luncheon Program
  • Howell Foundation Pin
  • Listed on the screen at all luncheons
  • Special Mention at the 1st luncheon of the year
  • Pre-arranged access to a presenter or researcher at a luncheon
  • Opportunity to underwrite & meet with a scholar-researcher
  • Listed on website and in the Luncheon Program
  • Howell Foundation Pin
  • Listed on the screen at all luncheons
  • Special Mention at the 1st luncheon of the year
  • Pre-arranged access to a presenter or researcher at a luncheon
  • Opportunity to underwrite & meet with a scholar-researcher
  • Mention as a Sponsor added to all written & oral mentions of that year’s Community Engagement Grant
  • Listed on website and in the Luncheon Program
  • Howell Foundation Pin
  • Listed on the screen at all luncheons
  • Special Mention at the 1st luncheon of the year
  • Pre-arranged access to a presenter or researcher at a luncheon
  • Opportunity to underwrite & meet with a scholar-researcher
  • Mention as a Sponsor added to all written & oral mentions of that year’s Community Engagement Grant
  • Customized underwriting opportunity







How can you help keep the women you love healthy?


Many Ways to Give

Become a Friend of Howell

Your donation can help us achieve BIG things; among them, helping emerging undergraduate and post graduate scholars further their knowledge on women’s health. You help make a difference! Personal pledges from generous individual donors like you are the lifeblood of our organization as they help us achieve our mission of "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy."

Attend our Educational Events

See your giving bear fruit! Learn about the latest findings in women’s health first hand from prominent researchers and spread the word on the importance of women’s health. >>Events

Donate on Behalf of your Organization

Women and men in your company or foundation will have the opportunity to learn more about the health of the women in their lives. Corporations and Foundations in San Diego are committed to community involvement and strong corporate citizenship >> Corporate Donations

Have us Over

Get up close and personal with experts in the field of women’s health research. The Howell Speakers Service extends the Howell Foundation’s educational mission into corporations and nonprofit organizations.  Friends of Howell have the opportunity to listen to the latest research affecting women’s health today

Support a Researcher

It’s about making our community healthy. The Howell Foundation made a commitment to develop partnerships with academic and community-based organizations to support programs that improve quality of life in San Diego communities where health disparities are prevalent. >>CEI

Consider us in your Planned Giving Efforts

Celebrate the life and legacy of the women and men who mean the most to you. If you would like to continue your legacy through education and research on women’s health, then please consider us in your planned giving efforts. Explore the giving alternatives that best serve your goals and needs by contacting Brad Benter.

Your donations at work and the impact of your giving

“My name is Dan Hemmati.  I am a past award recipient from the University of California, San Diego.  I am writing to let you know of an interesting development in the news this week.

As you have probably seen by now, the actress Angelina Jolie recently decided to undergo a full mastectomy after testing positive for a mutation of the BRCA1 gene.  Mutations of this gene have been known to result in a much higher rate of breast cancer among women.

What you may not know is that your assistance helped fund the research that led to the discovery of the molecular mechanism of cancer from the mutated gene.  I have attached my publication from over a decade ago which also defined how the mutations can be identified. 

Your Foundation does amazing work and I would be happy to help if you have any questions. Thank you again for everything.

Dr. Dan Hemmati, 2013 Publication 

Howell Foundation Planned Giving

Howell Planned Giving Program

If you would like to continue your legacy through education and research on women’s health, you may want to consider including the Doris A. Howell Foundation in your lifetime gifting and gifts under your estate plan.

There are many options on how to leave a legacy, and to determine which one might be suitable for you. You should consult with your attorney, accountant, and other financial advisors to determine the giving method that best serves your goals and needs. Many alternatives offer donors with income, estate, and gift tax benefits that should be considered. For information on the many ways you can continue your legacy and keep the women you love healthy please contact:

Brad Benter
First Vice President- Wealth Management
The Pacific Point Group @ UBS
12220 El Camino Real, Suite 400 | San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-947-7092 | Email: [email protected]

The Growth of Our Programs: Let's Celebrate OUR Success!

The results are in!  How the Howell Foundation’s partnership with the California State University Program for Education and Research - CSUPERB Scholarships Advances women’s health.

The results are in! How the Howell Foundation’s partnership with the California State University Program for Education and Research - CSUPERB Scholarships Advances women’s health.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of a partnership that was only logical:  two great organizations aligned to advance women’s…

“The experience that stands out most to me was the opportunity to attend a Howell luncheon and meet Dr. Howell and the other members of the Foundation. The experience was so inspirational and it meant so much to be able to share that opportunity with my mentor, Dr. Doran. It was truly an honor to be in the presence of so many proponents of women’s health.”

– Erin Fletcher (San Diego State University, 2013 Scholar)

 

Howell Foundation Growth Graph - Giving Results
Howell Foundation Allocation of Funds - How your Giving is distributed

Your Donations At Work!

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Help us make a positive impact in women's health for another 25 years...

As you think about the well-being of your mother, your sister, your wife, your best friend, please know that with any contribution, large or small, you are having a huge impact in fulfilling Dr. Howell’s dreams and the Foundation’s goal of “keeping the women we love healthy.”

We thank you!  

2019 Friends of Howell (1/1/19 - 10/23/19)

Ruben H. Fleet Foundation Fund at TSDF 
Soroptimist International of La Jolla
The National CHEERS Foundation

The National CHEERS Foundation

Mandy Butler, PhD
David Gill
Hamilton Loeb, Jr.
Virginia “Jill” Patch
Colleen Peterson
Marilyn Tedesco
Irving Tragen

Brad Benter
Gaylyn Boone
Ruth Curran
Laury Graves
Gladys Kohn
Jean McGrath
Sheryl Scarano
Vici Willis

Tauna Austin
Susan Baxter
Michelle Bernique
Marla Black
Abigail D’Agostino
Kathleen Franklin
Shelley Gellman
Nanette Johnson
Adele Kayser
Andrea LaCroix
Carol Landis
Lainie Lesser-Mark
Candice McCarty
Jill Mendlen
Jan Pierce
Kay Pierce
Patricia Price
Jo Ragen
Katherine Richman
San Diego State University
Carol Tuggey
USD Hahn School of Nursing
Kristen Wells
Sharon Weremiuk
Judith White
William Wurch

Michelle Adler
David and Penny Adler
Dee Ammon
Barbara Bailey
Susan Bodtke
Karen Bowden
Eileen Briese
Barbara Brown
Gary Buckholz
Teresa Castiglione
Margaret Cheney-Gavit
Michael Criqui
Melissa DelaCazada
Joyce Dostart
Janet Douglas
Elizabeth Estey
Lynn Feinberg
Pamela Foley
James and Ruth Harris
Diana Hill
Jesse Kartus
Karen Ludwig
Sandra Mann
Janet McKinnon
Pamela Mellon
Bob Morris
Linda Mulcahy
June Osborne
Lynn Payette
Anseth Richards
Dorothy Sears
Penelope Smith
Sophia Tsai
Sheila Weinberg

2018 Friends of Howell (1/1/18 - 12/31/18)

Eva May Fleet Foundation Fund at TSDF
Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund at TSDF
Andrea and Fred LaCroix
Irene Nemeth

Beatrice K. Rose, MD, MPH
Soroptimist International of La Jolla
Judy White

National CHEERS Foundation – $3,000

Audrey Geisel
Diana Hill
Hamilton Loeb, Jr.
Peggy Matthews
Virginia “Jill” Patch

Colleen Peterson
Michael Sailor, PhD
Irving Tragen
Cheryl Wilson, RN

Brad Benter
Gaylyn Boone
Alison and James Denman
Laury Graves
Jan and Jim Hawkins
Gladys Kohn
Jayne Lindberg

Jean McGrath
Priscilla Moxley
Patricia Price
Katherine “Meg” Richman, MD
Sheryl and John Scarano
Marilyn Tedesco
James and Vici Willis

Tauna Austin
Carole Banka, PhD
Michele Bernique
Marilynn Boesky
Betty Brayshay
Mandy Butler, PhD
Stacy Carota
Teresa Castiglione
Cher Conner
Ruth Covell
Gigi Cramer
Abigail D’Agostino
Berit Durler
Joan Evangelou
Pamela Foley
Kathleen Franklin

Shelley Gellman
Sandra Harris
Susan Hoekenga
Mary Lynn Hyde
Jeanne Jones
Todd Kaprielian and Carol Morris
Susan McClellan
Kathleen McGuire
Jill Mendlen
Kay Christian Pierce
Carol Tuggey
Kristen Wells, PhD
Dodie Williams
William Wurch
Jessica Zhang

Marty Allenby
Barbara Arledge
Barbara Bailey, MS, RN
Marla Black
Pamela Boynton
Barbara Brown
Janet Douglas
Eileen Gaffen
Kippy Gambill
Reena Horowitz
Mary Johnson
Adele Kayser
Ronda Landrum
Lainie Lesser-Mark
Karen Ludwig
Lynne Martin
Ann Mayo, MD
Candice McCarty
David Mulvaney

Linda Mulcahy
Lynn Payette
Jan Pierce
Joyce Rafkin
Jo Ragen
Patricia Roth
Howard and Judith Rubenstein
Dawn Shulman
Goldie Sinegal
Lady and Sherman Smith
Linda Strause
Elizabeth Taft
Alice Thomas
Marlene Turrentine
Pattie Wellborn
Sharon Weremiuk
Heidi Yeung
Bev Zukor
Women’s Investment Group

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID # 33-0715532.

Howell Happenings: Never Miss a Beat!

Happy 25th, Dr. Howell!

Happy 25th, Dr. Howell!

December 2nd is Doris Howell Day! And not only because it’s her birthday.  In 2013, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria designated…
Urinary Tract Infections: New research leading to new cures.

Urinary Tract Infections: New research leading to new cures.

In August, the Howell Foundation hosted Dr. Linda Brubaker, a board-certified urogynecologist who specializes in treating adult women with recurrent…
Substance abuse in women during pregnancy at the center of research  of the 2019 post graduate nursing researchers

Substance abuse in women during pregnancy at the center of research of the 2019 post graduate nursing researchers

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research established the Cheryl A. Wilson Graduate Research Award in Nursing in…

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