Dignity Health announced today that it has received a gift of 32.85 acres of vacant land in Lincoln from the Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos family, a gift valued at more than $10 million.
The $10 million charitable donation adds to the Tsakopoulos family’s legacy of generously giving to health care priorities supported by Dignity Health and the Sisters of Mercy in the Sacramento region.
Over three decades, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos has made gifts of land in Roseville, southern Sacramento and a joint donation with the William Cummings Family of land on which Mercy Hospital of Folsom is currently located. In addition, Mr. Tsakopoulos served for 35 years on the Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees as a committed advocate for philanthropic efforts to benefit the works of the Sisters of Mercy.
Dignity Health is now actively evaluating the land, located on the west side of Highway 65 at Twelve Bridges Road, for development opportunities to help increase access to health care services for residents in Lincoln and the surrounding communities.
“We are extremely grateful to the Tsakopoulos Family for this generous gift,” said Laurie Harting, Senior Vice President of Operations for Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento Service Area. “Angelo and Sofia Tsakopoulos’s family has a long-standing history of generosity and service to Dignity Health and Mercy Foundation, which has positively impacted the health and well-being of our community.”
“The Sisters of Mercy and Dignity Health have a long and distinguished history of serving the health care needs of our region, particularly to those in need,” Mr. Tsakopoulos said. “We appreciate all they do and are honored that we can make this donation for the long-term benefit of the people of Lincoln and Placer County.”
The City of Lincoln continues to be one of the state’s fastest growing cities and is projected to nearly double its current population to 80,000 over the next two decades. “We are pleased development efforts continue in Lincoln and are moving forward with our plans to grow in the area to actively respond to community needs for health care in this region,” Harting said.
Lincoln Mayor Paul Joiner thanked the Tsakopoulos Family and Dignity for their continuing interest in supporting health care services for the community.
“It is precisely these kinds of donations that create the opportunity for a legacy in our community,” Joiner said. “The lives of generations of residents will potentially benefit from this generous gift to Dignity Health.”
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