Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society

Anita Wasserman, Kath Tompkins and Barb Hoelle - sisters

Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society

A Women's Annual Giving Club

In 2018, the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation founded the Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society, a women's annual giving club. The society met four times during the year and heard presentations from doctors and hospital representatives about hospital programs in need of funding. At the end of the year, members voted and the project with the most votes received funding.

In 2018, the winning project was Emergency Department Specialty Rooms! The Sisterhood Society voted to support Emergency Department enhancements with their 2018 membership gifts totaling $80,000! This includes motorized stretchers, ceiling-mounted lifts, and several computerized IV pumps, all of which will provide added safety and efficiency for care at our Emergency Department.

The Sisterhood is currently accepting members for 2019. Please click here to join or contact us with questions.


When the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation was established in 2005, a few dedicated individuals made it their mission to build a successful fundraising program for the hospital. Kathy Tompkins was one of these individuals, and has since given countless hours of work and a great deal of philanthropic support to see this mission through. The Foundation decided to honor Kathy by naming its women’s annual giving society for her.  

Kathy’s life has been filled with strong, giving women. From her sisters to her mother to her friends to her daughters, Kathy has always believed in the power of sisterhood and what we can all achieve when we work together. When Kathy’s mom was suffering with Parkinson’s, Kathy learned first hand about the importance of having access to good health care. But she realized that healthcare alone wasn’t enough to support her mom through this time. She learned that having a community of supportive and dedicated individuals is what ultimately will help us all get through life’s challenging times. Kathy’s sisters, the Hoelles, were the ultimate support. Because of this, Kathy has named the society the Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society. She hopes that through this society, we can come together to create a support network that truly works to build our community and healthcare system to be the best it can.

Membership commitment:

Members will make a $1,000 gift each year & attend social meetings quarterly. Payments can be spread over the course of the year.

Members will learn about programs, services, and funding needs of the hospital in a social setting. Members will vote to select a hospital project they would like their donations to fund, and 100% of donations will support the winning project.

Main events:
  • Quarterly social mixers
  • At least one behind-the-scenes hospital tour each year
  • Presentations from doctors and hospital representatives advocating their programs
  • Annual celebration and vote on hospital projects

Benefits of membership:
  • Members will have a voice in making our hospital a stronger facility
  • Meetings will help forge a meaningful connection between physicians, administrators, and members
  • Members will be part of an enjoyable and important social club that supports a good cause.

For more information about the Hoelle Tompkins Sisterhood Society or to join, please contact us.