Jeff Woodworth: Following in His Family’s Footsteps

Spring 2010

The Emergency Services Campaign Report, MultiCare Health Foundation and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation (Tacoma, WA)

The fourth-generation president of Woodworth & Company also comes from a long line of MultiCare supporters.

Jeff’s grandparents, Alden and Virginia Woodworth, established a family endowment in 1980, which is focused on funding respiratory caregiver education. Each year, Jeff and his sister, Jill, are delighted to present scholarships to select MultiCare staff members. The endowment holds a special meaning for the family because Alden suffered from emphysema.

Jeff’s father, John – in addition to contributing to the endowment – was on the committee that helped select the name “MulitCare.” Jeff’s father and grandfather also share a history of serving on Tacoma General Hospital’s Board of Directors. Jeff continues to follow in his family’s generous footsteps through his support of the endowment and participation in fundraising events. “I’ve sponsored friends in the Courage Classic for twenty years. Mary Bridge was big draw for me.” He and his wife, Nancy, have laced up their running shoes many times for the Sound to Narrows event. The couple are also big fans of Mary Bridge’s Festival of Trees.

The Woodworth’s commitment to MultiCare grew after their son became seriously ill and required a short hospital stay. “We were very inspired by the care he received at Mary Bridge,” Jeff says. “That’s really what motivated my wife and me to give.”

When he heard about The Emergency Services Campaign and the plans for the Milgard Pavilion, he was motivated to give once again. He saw the incredible need for an emergency facility with the capacity to serve every person who walks thought the door. “Increasing the services that hospitals offer – that’s really exciting to me.”


Clinical Support Endowment

June 2000

Caring, a newsletter from MultiCare Health Foundation and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation (Tacoma, WA)

Virginia Woodworth recently made her second significant contribution to the J. Alden & Virginia Woodworth Family Endowment. This three-generation family fund benefits state-of-the-art Respiratory Care Services at Tacoma General Hospital.