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Donors & Partners

Donors & Partners

It is through the considerate gifts given by donors that the Episcopal Communities & Services Foundation is able to help so many.

Megan Cooper. Board Member

Following a 35 year career in nonprofit leadership, including 25 years as the Executive Director of Executive Service Corps, Megan Cooper continues her commitment to nonprofit success. Executive Service Corps vision is to make nonprofits successful so that communities themselves thrive. And someone like Megan carriers that vision forth, creating success and achievement, strengthening nonprofit work and community success.

Megan came to The Sophie Miller Foundation through the By Your Side program. Knowing she wanted to be actively involved in community work, By Your Side offered her way to participate in community, a path to caring for others. By Your Side trains and equips volunteers to serve as compassionate companions for those nearing the end of life. Through this program Megan was introduced to the Foundation. And with her strong background and insights, Megan was soon recruited for the Sophie Miller Foundation.

Seven years after starting with By Your Side, Megan continues to be actively involved in the Foundation, serving as a Board member and offering time and nonprofit expertise. Megan’s commitment clearly matches the mission of the Foundation, “…pioneering spirit lives on through supportive services and outreach programs made possible by our generous donors.”

Thank you Megan for continuing to lead.

Sharon Pewtress, Current ECS employee

Sharon Pewtress has been an employee of Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) since 2013. Currently she is the Vice President for Strategic Development, working tirelessly on creating partnerships for more affordable housing communities.

Sharon is passionate about philanthropy and mentorship. As a generous donor to our SAFE (Staff Assistance Fund for Emergencies) fund, she has seen the positive change the fund can make to ECS employees in need. She believes in making a meaningful impact, while inspiring others to exceed their own expectations. Promoting innovation and encouraging collaboration, she wants to enhance the lives of residents and staff.

Sharon practices work-life balance, travelling near and far with friends and family, enjoying many fond memories.

We are proud to have Sharon support our programs. We are grateful for her generosity.

Pasadena After Hours Rotary

Community Partner

On Wednesday November 30, the Pasadena After Hours Rotary assembled 89 emergency preparedness kits for residents at the housing community, Heritage Square Senior Living Apartments in Pasadena, a partner of ECS and the Sophie Miller Foundation.

We are grateful for the $3,000 grant, in addition to the 740 canned goods and 40 liters of water to be used for an emergency pantry. Everyone agreed this couldn’t have come at a better time in light of the recent fires in California. Backpacks were filled with ready to eat meal packs, flashlights, first aid kits, solar blankets and other items useful in an emergency situation. We are overwhelmed by the support of the Rotarians.

The Pasadena After Hours Rotary members make a huge impact in the community They live by their mission: service above self.

Emergency Preparedness Backpacks

The Nancy and Richard Flores Scholarship

Nancy and Richard Flores, current MonteCedro residents

Dedicated to family and education…

Richard and Nancy Flores share a passion for family, community and education. Two years ago the Flores moved from Palo Alto, California to MonteCedro bringing them closer to their 8 great-grandchildren.

Richard is a member of the MonteCedro Board and, with Nancy, is a strong advocate for charities supporting education. They are annual contributors to the Employee Education Fund of the Sophie Miller Foundation, establishing The Nancy and Richard Flores Education Scholarship Fund.

Given each year to MonteCedro employees who want to pursue education outside the workplace, these funds have helped countless students work towards their goals of higher education.

The Sophie Miller Foundation, which administers the Employee Education Fund, is grateful for the generosity of donors.

We are proud to salute Richard and Nancy for their commitment.


For the endowed scholarship supporters, and their generosity to others:

  • Dorothea & Edwin Barnes Scholarship
  • Harold Cook Memorial Scholarship
  • Diana & Jim Doyle Scholarship
  • Nancy & Richard Flores Scholarship
  • S. Gemmell Scholarship
  • Ellen Hocking-Keeler Scholarship
  • MonteCedro Employee Endowment
  • Louise O’Flaherty Scholarship
  • Herman Osten Scholarship
  • Marge & Sherman Telleen Scholarship
  • Jane Wilson Scholarship

The Covington Rose Garden Donors

Residents of the Covington

When you visit The Covington, you’re in for a treat! A beautiful display of roses, known as The Covington Rose Garden, welcomes you, and we have our resident donors to thank for this eye-appealing gift. The Foundation recently received over $3,000 in donations for The Covington Rose Garden.

First established in 2004, The Covington Rose Garden has ‘blossomed’ to become the jewel of the community. Residents purchase a rose bush for $50; the rose package includes a marker with the rose’s name and the name of the owner, or is often the case, a sweet tribute to a loved one. The rose garden is maintained by The Covington landscape crew, although many residents garden themselves to deadhead the roses when needed be. And a special rose garden book in the library shares the details of all 60 roses and their locations.

Winona Walton, the head of the Landscaping Committee is thrilled with the recent interest in the rose garden. Winona shares how delighted she is when visitors arrive at The Covington, she enthusiastically exclaims “Enjoy the delightful smells of our roses!”

The ECS Foundation appreciates the generosity of those supporting The Covington Rose Garden, and please, stop and smell the roses!

The Ida Lee Open Arms Fund

Ida Lee, former Covington resident leaving behind a legacy of kindness…

The Ida Lee Open Arms Fund was established to honor former Covington resident Ida Lee. Many will tell you Mrs. Lee had a big smile and an even bigger personality. She would reach out and welcome new residents, helping them adjust to life at The Covington and becoming their friend. Mrs. Lee enjoyed lunch and dinner dates, and learning everyone’s name, leaving behind a legacy of kindness.

With the help of the Sophie Miller Foundation, each new resident will be receive a welcome bag with an invitation to the new resident welcome luncheon at The Covington all of which is made possible by The Ida Lee Open Arms Fund. Mrs. Lee’s family would say she never ran out of room in her heart and this is her lasting gift.

We are honored to share Mrs. Lee’s legacy with you and thankful to her family and friends for their generous hearts.

Our Partners

We are grateful for the generosity of our partners:

Thank you for caring about the lives of seniors.

Roll Call of Gratitude

The Episcopal Communities & Services Foundation recognizes donors who have generously given to support the needs of many. The Foundation funds employee education, staff needs, benevolence, music and memory, affordable housing and more, because you cared.

Thank you for giving…


Ahmanson Foundation

Alice M. Okuno

Alice Young

Allen W. Mathies


Ann Fossan

Anne Colin

Anne Letton

Aquilina Torculas

Araxie Churukian

Arleen Amorozo

Arlene Trauscht

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Audrey Fong

Audrey Pederson

Aung San Htu

Bank of America

Barbara Archer

Barbara Chasse

Barbara Judy

Barbara Maxwell

Barbara Mills

Barbara Peck

Barbara Proud

Barbara Rudolph

Barbara Sargeant

Barr Engineering

Bernard Greenberg

Bernice Rosenzweig

Beryl Olic

Beth Osterhues

Betsey Tyler

Betty Bernard

Betty Kinsel

Beverly Lazzeri

Beverly Willd

Brian O’Rourke

Bruce Farrar

California Community Foundation

Cardinal Investment Advisors

Carol Gilbert

Carol H. Richards

Carol Hollinger

Carol Latino

Carol Reynolds

Carol Schmidt

Carole Trogden

Carolyn Davis

Cathy Clement

Cathy May

Charlene Clark

Charles Rahilly

Charlie Rahilly

Chermaine Williams

Christina Cerrato

Conrad Terry Wickham

Consuelo Molina

Cornelia Fuller

County of Los Angeles

County of Orange

Cynthia Potter

Daina Johnson

Daniel Ashe

Daniel Charles Boone

Daniel Corrales

Darlene Engquist

David Albert

David H. Wallace

David Hone

David Kikuchi

David Reddersdorf

David Weidert

Dee Davis

Deirdre Cebry

Diana Bahr

Diana Cutler

Diana Raney

Dolores Devey

Dolores Velling

Donald Harris

Donna Jo Smith

Donna Senecal

Dorene Chuck

Doris Teplitz

Dorothy Nido

Dorothy Wedel

Dorothy Wing

Eddie S. Mendoza

Edgar Hotchkin

Edith Holm

Eiko Mori

Eileen Davis

Eithne Maclaughlin

Eleanor Tucker

Elgonde Marlene Scheffy

Eliot Brody

Elisa Walker

Elizabeth Dazey

Elizabeth Sharp

Ellen Roberts

Elly Visser

Engracia Rivera

Ernestine Dodd

Ethel Hurst

Eve Goldin

Evelyn Danowitz

Ferguson SM, Inc.

Flora Brenner

France Meindl

Frances Runje

Frances Shanks

Francine Caluwaerts

Francis Drzymkowski

Francis Dunn

Francis Logan

Francis P. Fest

Frank Schaffer

Gabriele Seiffert

Gail Chamberlin

Genaro Garcia

Gerald Fleischer

Gildon Beall

Gloria Markowitz

Gregg Schwartz

Gregory Merenbach

Gretchen Perry

Gwendolyn Gussman

Hannah Nord

Harding Foundation

Harold Mills

Harrie Goedde

Harry Hathaway

Helen Devor

Helen Ziler

Helena Marsh

Helga Kirk

Hilde Gottfeld

Hope Luedeke

I.N. and Susana Van Nuys Foundation

Ida Hankins

Irene Dolly Meyerhardt

Isabel Wadsworth

Jack Lantz

Jack Raidy

Jacqueline Knowles

Jade Jeu

James Chapman

James Espinosa

James H. Alexander

James Hadder

James S. Rothrock

Jane Houston

Jane Odell

Jane Schlegel

Jane Wichmann

Janet Michaels

Janet Pierson

Janet Sturms

Janice Tixier

Janice York

Javier Tzoc

Jay Fodor

Jean Brewer

Jean Develet

Jean Grinols

Jean Loraine Mackenzie

Jeanine Gordon

Jeanne Leo

Jennifer Muirhead

Jessica Montes

Jim White

Joan Banes

Joan Bull

Joan C Kaminskas

Joan C. Youd

Joan Mulville

Joan Remick

Joan W. Lowell

JoAnn Afusia

Joanne McCallum

Joanne Peterson

Jocelyn Dinh

Johanna Chen

John Alden

John H. Taylor

John Mayfield

Jonathan Cullen

Josephine Padilla

Joyce Huyett Turner

Joyce Mackie

Joyce Nores

Joyce Sivley

Judith Carter

Judith Kelly

Judith Schmidt

Judy Buckner

Kandi Gall

Karen Amorozo

Karen Egan

Karen Huante-Alexander

Karen Mauro

Karen McLaughlin

Karen Meier

Karl Dietzel

Katherine Frere

Katherine Scheifele

Kathryn Goetzinger

Katrinka Sieber

Kay Paietta

Kenneth Forden

Kevin Loo

Kikuko Matsumoto

Krista Nay

Kristina Oganesyan


Larry Morrison

Laurence Pretty

Lavette Teague

Lea Davis

Leila Cole

Leilani Chu

Leland Johnson

Leonor Chernila

Leslie Daniel

Lila Sanden

Lillian Altamirano

Lillian Miller

Lillian Rogers

Linda Bergthold

Linda Harris

Linda Morehouse

Linda Reddish

Lois Matthews

Lois Noble

Lolito Balberona

Lorelie Miller

Lorraine Kobett

Louise Allison

Lucia Maturrano

Lucille A. Poole

Lucy Wang

Maira Garcia

Maiya Teague Penberthy

Maleakhi Adi

Maplewood Net

Marcia Hoffman

Margan Zajdowicz

Margaret Baker

Margaret Conroy

Margaret Joyce Larson

Margaret Schumacher

Margaret Shigenaka

Maria Asmara

Maria Sonia Lewis

Marian Hirsch

Maribel Robles

Marilyn Glick

Marilyn Mallow

Marilyn Thompson

Marilynn Ridland

Marion Parsons

Marisa Murillo Amezola

Marjorie Miller

Marjorie Pettitt

Martha Stroben

Mary Frances Brennan

Mary Helen Crew

Mary Hennessy

Mary Johnson

Mary Knowles

Mary L. Wilson

Mary Lam

Mary Peake

Mary Sewell

Mary Snaer

Marylen Ruston

Maryruth Balestreri

Megan Cooper

Michelle Kevorkian

Michelle Lahaderne

Mildred English

Milton H. Cohen

Mimi S. Hanzel

Minnie Smith

Muriel Horacek

MyTrang DaSilva

Nancy Baker

Nancy Burrows

Nancy Goodell

Nancy Lopez

Nancy Pine

Nicole Nye

Nona Schladen

Pasadena After Hours Rotary Club 4823

Pat C. Tom

Patricia Bade

Patricia Gerpheide

Patricia Payson

Patricia Randel

Patricia Sexton

Patricia Sommers

Paul Li

Paul Stevens

Paula A. Reuben

Perkins Eastman Architects

Phyllis Murphy

Phyllis Trueblood

Pierce Fong


Rachel Bruce

Ralph Perry

Ramona Petak

Randolph Head

Raymond Kelly

Rebecca J. Thyne

Regina Low

Rhoda Lo

Richard Flores

Richard Gardiner

Richard Patterson

Rilla Chaney

Rita Coulter

Robert Ashford

Robert Cahall

Robert Goetsch

Robert Huang

Robert Ockner

Robert Okazaki

Robert Payne

Robert Sandell

Robin J. McCarthy

Roger Rossier

Ron Florance

Rosa Frommer

Rosemary Benson

Rosemary Wamba

Rosemary Zettler

Rudolph Abbott

Russel Kully

Ruth Stewart

Sally Carroll

Sally McGuire

Sandra J. Brodie

Sara Zamora

Sarah Heath

Sempra Energy

Sergio Mirola

Sharon Larman

Sharon Pewtress

Sharon Vigario

Shaun Murry

Sherman Telleen

Sheryl Williams

Shirley Forden

Shirley Larsen

Shirley Ryan

Shirley Tilsen

Sondra Bader

Sondra DeJardin

Stacie Ocampo

Sultanali Lakhani

Susan Brown

Susan Daniell

Susan Elrod

Susan Moss

Terry Knowles

Terry Quigley

The Covington Residents Association

The Halcyon Club

Thomas Brunkow

Thomas Wilkerson

Tim Hartley

Tina King

Tracy Beam

Tyra Sherman

Union Pacific Foundation

Valjean Bellwood

Vance Mike Trueblood

Venkata Rebbapragada

Vera Marine

Vincent Guinan

Vincent Luna

Virginia Dunst

Virginia Guzman

Virginia Noll

Virginia Somerville

Virginia Streitenberger


Walter Irion

Wang Family Trust

Ward Harman

Wei-Li Hung

Wendy Shiba

Whitney Crossman

Wilfredo Zamora

William Donnelly

William F. Fraser

William Haddad

William Horsfall

William Warren

Wilma Woods

Winona Walton

Woodrow Wickersham

Young Song Kim

Zemula Pierce Fleming

Zenaida Torres

Zona Tolliffe

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list for the past 18 months of donations. If you find an error, please contact us at

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