Gary and Patty Garaventa

As owners of Garaventa's Florist & Gifts in Napa for 45 years, Gary and Patty Garaventa have played an integral role in many major life events—birthdays, weddings, health crises, and funerals. It's inspired them to give back, both to Queen of the Valley and to other nonprofits in the community, through gifts and donations of their staff and expertise. Gary has also been a key fundraiser for

the hospital, serving as a past trustee and as president of the Foundation Board.

Although they're able to make regular, outright gifts to Queen of the Valley, the Garaventas have also made a bequest to include the hospital in their will. Gary considers this "a little something extra" that will make an impact after they're gone. "With a legacy gift, anyone can give back. It's a great way to show that you did care—and you may help another family or even your own grandkids, you just don't know."

He invokes the original vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, who never turned a patient away. "The hospital is just a building," he explains. "It's what's inside of it that counts—the care, the compassion, the feeling that you're a member of their family."

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