Ron & Betty Profili

Ron and Betty Profili became full-time Napa residents 16 years ago after building their estate through commercial and residential real estate investments in Orange County, the Bay Area and the North Bay. The couple enjoys serving the Napa community through volunteerism and philanthropic contributions. Ron has served on the Clinical Quality and Finance committees for Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s Board of Trustees since January, 2016. In this role, he is actively involved in the hospital’s medical and regulatory operations.

In 2016, Ron and Betty Profili donated a $5 million irrevocable estate gift in one of the largest gifts the medical center has ever received. They designated the gift be placed into the Queen’s endowment fund, with proceeds directed to the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center and other areas of the hospital, prioritized by need.

To recognize their generous gift, Queen of the Valley has named the Profili Imaging Center—home to the hospital’s computerized tomography (CT), low dose CT lung screening, magnetic resonance (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scans—in their honor.

When asked why they are leaving such a generous gift, Ron replied, “The Queen is important to us. We support the Queen not only because it’s in our neighborhood, but because the services the hospital provides are extraordinary. This gift will ensure the Queen can continue to offer advanced equipment that attracts highly qualified physicians and provides the best care for years to come.”

Prior to entering the world of real estate, Ron’s background was in physics. A University of California, Berkley alumnus with a major in nuclear physics, Ron has a strong knowledge of medical imaging equipment and is passionate about its role in the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s.

“My mom passed away from Alzheimer’s; that’s when I became interested in [brain imaging] as well as research and prevention,” said Ron, explaining that he and Betty are members of the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Society, the organization’s highest and most involved level of philanthropy.

Their gift will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who depend on Queen of the Valley Medical Center to provide quality care, close to home. Click here to read the press release.

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