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“We cannot begin to express our thanks to you and your Foundation for making it possible for San Miguel High School to be equipped with and trained on our very own automated external defibrillator. It is a gift we hope to never have to use, but find comfort in knowing that we have this life saving machine at arms length. Your support of San Miguel High School is very much appreciated and we are humbled that you have made this available to us.”

Leslie Shultz-Crist, President and Br. Nick Gonzales, FSC, Principal – San Miguel High School


“Our heartfelt thanks to you and your associates for the gift of the automated external defibrillator (AED) to St. Frances Cabrini. We have our share of older people among the 2,000 members of our parish. But I know the AED is meant for people of all ages. It is with a sense of gratitude and satisfaction as we determine placement and proceed with training. In the name of our whole community, I express deepest gratitude for this outstanding gift.”

Msgr. Robert D. Fuller – St. Frances Cabrini Parish


“The purpose of this letter is to extend to you our deep appreciation for your donation of an AED device to Sunrise Drive Elementary School. We are very grateful not only for your generosity, but for increasing the likelihood of saving someone’s life who needs immediate assistance while on our campus.”

Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D., Principal – Sunrise Drive Elementary School


Clyde Kunz“Having the ability to possibly save the lives of our theater patrons who are at risk for sudden cardiac death is of crucial benefit and we are very happy to help further the mission of the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. Thank you for your generous support to our organization and for your commitment to the community.”

Clyde W. Kunz, CFRE, Chief Development Officer – Arizona Theater Company


“It is so wonderful to have the AED on property. I now have peace of mind that I have the right equipment on hand in the Nurses’ office with the number of students and staff in our school. I appreciate everything the Gootter Foundation has done to facilitate getting us our AED.”

Margaret Eller, RN (School Nurse) – Sunnyside Unified School District


“The AED donated by the Gootter Foundation is the first line of defense with any cardiac problem. Specifically, the first AED was a stepping stone. Receiving it at my High School made others aware and we were able to apply to the school for funding to get another one. Additionally, the two other High Schools in the district were able to get approval for an AED. The Gootter Foundation opened the door, increased awareness and made the community receptive and supportive of our need to be prepared.”

Juan F. Prieto, Head Athletic Trainer – Amphitheater Public Schools


Lynn Cuffari“The Saint Augustine Catholic High School community is very honored and grateful to the Gootter Foundation for its recent donation of an AED to our school. No one can control when an emergency arises, but our ability to be able to reach for an AED may mean the difference between life and death of one of our students, a teacher, a parent, or visitor to our campus. We are not only thankful for the donation, but for the love and attention from the Foundation to train our staff to not simply react, but rather to respond quickly to an emergency that would require an AED. We are truly blessed! Thank you.”

Lynn Cuffari – Principal Saint Augustine Catholic High School

craig-sumberg_aedtestimonial“Thanks so much to the Steven M Gootter Foundation for donating the AED to the Fox Tucson Theatre. It is so reassuring to know that we’ve got this essential piece of medical equipment on site now. What a great and important gift for all of our patrons!”

Craig Sumberg – Executive Director Fox Tucson Theatre