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Jessie Gruman
Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund
December 7, 1953 - July 14, 2014

Donations by check may be made payable to the
Center for Advancing Health and mailed to:

2000 Florida Avenue NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20009-1231

Donations by credit card may be made via the Donate button below.

The Center for Advancing Health is a non-profit 501c3 organization.


Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund Donors

as of October 22, 2014

  • Norman Anderson
  • Donald Arbitblit
  • Amy Berman
  • Linda and Peter Bicks
  • Adam Brickman
  • Sarah Brookhart
  • Carolyn Clancy
  • Lina D'Orazio
  • Joyce Dennison
  • Lennart Dimberg
  • Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative (Wisconsin)
  • Michael Everhart
  • Lee Fleisher
  • Sharon and Jonathan Franklin
  • Mary French
  • Bonnie Friedman
  • Nancy and Paul Gaffney
  • Ginsberg, Helfer and Boyd, PLLC
  • Ethan and Margaret Gorenstein
  • Mary and Jim Gosnell
  • Sarah Greene
  • David Grum
  • Darcy Howe and John Black
  • Marianne Hyde
  • Warren Ilchman
  • James and Marie Karanfilian
  • Ruth Katz
  • Debbie and Floyd Kearns
  • Larry Kessler
  • Harriet Kornfeld
  • Sierra Kuzava
  • Danielle Lavallee
  • Celia Lee and Michael Bofshever
  • Rebecca Lipman
  • Kate Lorig
  • Susan Lutgendorf
  • Shelley Martin
  • Dominic Mathurin
  • Paula McKinley
  • Irene Meier
  • Pamela Nagashima
  • Jean and David Nathan
  • Michael Ognibene
  • Delores Parron
  • Daniel Pine
  • Mario Pitchon
  • Lygeia Ricciardi
  • Janet and John Rodgers
  • William Rosenberg
  • Elaine Schattner
  • Stephen Schoenbaum
  • Joshua Seidman
  • Laura Shapiro and Jack Hawley
  • Cait Sleight
  • Teddie Sleight
  • Richard Sloan
  • Sonia and Gilbert Sloan
  • Diane Young-Spitzer and Lorry Spitzer
  • Marcia Stein
  • Michael VonKorff
  • Leyla Vural
  • Janet Wale
  • Nyna Williams
  • Redford and Virginia Williams
  • Beverly Winikoff
  • Kristen Zatarski

The board and staff of the Center for Advancing Health deeply appreciate these contributions in Jessie's memory.


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Health care and current efforts to reform it largely ignore the complex tasks people must perform effectively if they are to benefit from the services, drugs and technologies available to them. Further, increased demands for people to be engaged in their care places a heavy burden on those who are already ill, those with lower literacy skills and those with fewer resources that undermines their potential to benefit from the care available to them.

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