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Patty and Stan Teaderman Donate $1 Million to Queen of the Valley at Generous Heart Event


NAPA, CA, September 29, 2014 – Queen of the Valley Foundation’s annual fundraiser, aptly themed “Generous Heart,” netted more than $2 million for Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s Regional Heart Center on September 26, 2015, at the Napa Jet Center Hanger. A generous gift of $1 million from Patty and Stan Teaderman pushed the total into record territory.

Owners of Allied Propane Service and Teaderman Vineyards, Patty and Stan Teaderman have made it one of their top priorities to support Queen of the Valley and its continued development, as well as to provide for others in need. Two of the couple's three children were born at the Queen, and both Stan's father and Patty's mother underwent critical medical care at the hospital. When Patty developed a heart condition, the Queen had recently acquired the specialized equipment required to treat her. Stan Teaderman became a Queen of the Valley Foundation Board Trustee in 1997 and in the years since, there has hardly been a giving area, event, or campaign to which he and his wife Patty have not provided generous support.

State Assemblymember Bill Dodd paid tribute to Patty and Stan Teaderman, “two of the most generous people I know.” He quipped that “in the time allotted, it would be absolutely impossible to give a complete picture of why Stan and Patty are so deserving…but let me try.” Napa High School sweethearts, the couple worked hard building their business and raising their three children. Throughout the years, they modeled volunteerism and giving back to the community, but not only did they give, they had fun doing it. Assemblymember Dodd quoted Stan, “You know, Billy, it’s amazing, the harder I work, the luckier I get!,” adding, “as I think about it, the harder Stan and Patty worked, the luckier we all got in the Napa Valley.” Dodd ended his remarks by inviting everyone in the room to join him in a toast to the Teadermans. “We are so fortunate to have a hospital of this caliber right here in our own community, but we also are so fortunate to have generous hearts like Stan and Patty in our community.”

The $1 million donation was a surprise when Stan Teaderman unexpectedly took the stage in between auction lots 6 and 7. After sharing a few stories about Napa Valley and how it has changed over the years, he surprised everyone when he announced that he and his family would like to donate $1 million dollars to Queen of the Valley.

Other “generous hearts” were acknowledged for their previous gifts to Queen of the Valley, including the Tim Herman Family, Michael, Marcia and Timothy Mondavi families; Melinda and Michael Hubbard family; Betty and Paul Woolls; the Gasser Foundation and The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In addition to the $1 million The V Foundation had previously donated, Max Duley and Todd Zapolski took the stage to present a check for $214,000 to Queen of the Valley.

Auctioneer Fritz Hatton kept the bidding lively—even with the brief “interruption” from Stan Teaderman—during 24 lots, which included private dinners; trips to New York, Jackson Hole, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Havana; and more. In addition to the $1 million donation to Queen of the Valley, the Teadermans also generously donated a week stay at their vacation home in Kona, Hawaii, which they doubled during the live auction, raising $72,000.

The overall fundraising total also included $270,000 in “Fund-a-Need” donations, which will go a long way in supporting the event’s overarching goal of raising funds to help Queen of the Valley acquire a new, multifunctional cardiac catheterization lab and a nuclear medicine imaging platform that will increase the Queen’s ability to conduct minimally invasive procedures and treat a wide range of clinical problems including coronary artery disease—a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S. This state-of-the-art technology provides patients with the least invasive techniques available while facilitating faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The cost for Queen of the Valleys’ new cardiac catheterization lab and a nuclear medicine imaging platform is $3 million. More than 60 guests donated to the Fund-a-Need, with Nancy and Dan Duckhorn kicking it off with a generous pledge.

About Queen of the Valley Foundation:

Queen of the Valley Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of local residents who wanted to ensure ongoing, locally managed support for quality medical care in the Napa community. They knew that a financially healthy medical center was vital to the future of the place they called home. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $80 million for Queen of the Valley Medical Center's equipment and facilities, while increasing community awareness of the medical center's needs. More information on the foundation may be found at

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include a regional heart center; a regional orthopedic center; a cancer center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons; the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a neurosurgery program affiliated with UCSF; a Women’s Center; maternity and infant care; inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery; and a full-service emergency department and trauma center.

More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

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