Donna Caputo & Spring Hill Foundation
Committed to cancer care
When cancer suddenly claimed the life of 57-year-old Mike Caputo, his wife, Donna, and their children knew just how to honor his memory. They turned to the inspiration of Mike’s history of generosity for direction.
For more than 30 years, Mike and Donna Caputo have supported Geisinger Health System. “Mike was so passionate about children and Geisinger,” says Donna. “In 1994, he set up a matching grant to create camps for children with special medical needs. He called it Camp Jelly Beans.”
Today, Mike’s commitment to Geisinger lives on under Donna’s careful stewardship. But now, she says, there is a new focus that her husband would have liked.
“The doctors, nurses, and staff at Geisinger’s Frank & Dorothea Henry Cancer Center were our salvation during his brief illness,” Donna recalls. “We couldn’t have made it through without them and the palliative care.”
To be sure that all families have access to the excellent care Mike and she received, Donna now dedicates a significant portion of her annual giving to the Henry Cancer Center.
“Somehow life goes on after you lose a loved one,” adds Donna. “Through our family foundation, so too does Mike’s vision of giving for others.”
Pay it forward for the next generation