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Dear Friends of Maitri,

I am pleased to share our fiscal year 2013 Annual Report reflecting three important trends:

  • Financial support for Maitri from the federal government continues to decline, with revenue from this source dropping by more than $100,000 versus the prior year. Fortunately, increased donations from the community (generous individuals and private/corporate/community foundations) and significant additional reductions made in our administrative overhead have resulted in an improved, positive
    net return.

  • While Maitri continues to provide critical end-of-life support for San Francisco's most vulnerable residents with advanced AIDS, our shift to medical stabilization care continues. In fiscal 2013, 19% of our residents experienced the end of their life at Maitri, while a majority - 51% - achieved their medical stabilization goals to the point that they were able to return to the community for a second chance at life. We celebrate this shift, while always giving priority in admissions for those in need of hospice care.

  • The age of our resident population continues to climb. In fiscal 2013, 55% of our residents were 51 years of age or older. In fact, 23% of our residents were aged 61 or older. Clearly, the increasing effectiveness of HIV medications - allowing persons with AIDS to live independently much longer than previously - is to credit for this significant shift.

One thing that hasn't changed at Maitri is the love, compassion and dignity that we offer each of our
residents - whether here for end-of-life care or for medical stabilization. We couldn't do any of this without the support of our dedicated donors, volunteers, and staff. Thank you so much for making all of this possible.

Warm regards,

Michael Smithwick
Michael Smithwick
Executive Director

Audited results for fiscal year ended June 30, 2013

Resident Spotlight: Oren

Photo by Brian Raymond

Oren's Deep South roots show through the moment you meet him. He is genteel and handsome, with a charming smile and kind voice. Yet early on, Oren knew Georgia was not the place for him. He didn't feel he belonged. Oren knew in his heart that there was more to life and so he headed west to find it. A seven-month motorcycle trip led him to San Francisco; a place so very different from the rural town he grew up in. "San Francisco is so open, so accepting. A metropolitan city with so much to offer," says Oren.

Before coming to Maitri, Oren had been sick for months, couch surfing until he became seriously ill and was hospitalized for pneumonia. He was feeling alone and weary, and he was worried about what was to come. "When people find out they are HIV positive, they often experience a period of feeling worthless, depressed, and isolated. It can feel like nobody cares," says Oren. He describes his first visit to Maitri as almost dreamlike: "I was waiting to wake up, because it just seemed too good. It didn't seem real." And while initially he was nervous about living in a group setting, he soon felt at home. "Staff and volunteers work together to meet all the needs of the residents. They do everything they can to make us feel comfortable and happy. The residents never have to hold back. This is our home."

Maitri strives to restore the dignity of its residents, and also their sense of joy. "Christmas at Maitri feels like it did when you were a kid. Every holiday is made big here," says Oren. "Staff and volunteers want to just sit and talk; they're interested, they make you feel special, cared about. They give you space but are always here when you need someone or want to talk." Oren is also a source of support for fellow residents. His humor and compassion, combined with his love of reading, serves Maitri well: In the past couple of months he's been writing carefully chosen words on Maitri's community bulletin board. Sometimes the posts are quotes, some are original pieces inspired by a situation or interaction Oren has observed. "They're a little like fortune cookies or horoscopes," reflects Oren. "My posts mean different things to different people." When asked about the origin of his compassion and patience, he explains that in some sense his actions are self-serving: " I give what I want to get from others. If the people around me are happy, I'll be happy too. The golden rule is what I have in mind." In some ways, Oren's approach to life embodies Maitri's mission and purpose. We show loving kindness to others not because it is the right thing to do, but because in response to our compassion, we are loved in return.


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Thank you for your tremendous support! We are grateful for the generosity of our wonderful donors during fiscal year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.

Maitri is the only California hospice and 24 hour residential care facility completely dedicated to people living with AIDS. Since Issan Dorsey founded Maitri in 1987, Maitri has become a model institution, recognized across the United States and in 18 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe for the highest quality care. Last year, we earned a rating of "100%" from the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division and a "94%: Commendable/Exceeds Expectations" rating from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.



California Pacific Medical Center / CPMC Foundation / Sutter Health
The Family of Laurent Uhalde


TRANSCENDENT GRACE $25,000 - $49,999

George H. Sandy Foundation
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
The San Francisco Foundation


WARMING SUNLIGHT $10,000 - $24,999

Academy of Friends
The Apothecarium (RHMT, LCC)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The Dorian Fund
Folsom Street Events (SMMILE)
Macy's Passport Fund
Dean J. Nickles M.D.
Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation
Winston C. Vaughan MD and Jeffrey Sallot


GENTLE BREEZE $5,000 - $9,999

The Bob Ross Foundation
Community Thrift Store
James C. Hormel
Jim King
Nancy A. Nipper
J. Erich Pearson
The Richard Grand Foundation
Kent H. Thompson and Dr. Chris Barnes
The WaterWheel Foundation


REFRESHING RAIN $1,000 - $4,999

Advent Employee Matching Gifts Fun
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Allan Berenstein
Paul Bollwinkel
Brian Bringardner
Dana Castro
Hitesh Chellani
Karl Christiansen
Costco Wholesale
Matthew R. Denckla
William Q. Derrough
Electronic Arts Inc.
Kathleen Gallardo
Kenith Goodman
Paul R. Grippardi
Byron Hancock and Len Handleland
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Harrison
Kirsten Havrehed
Marcia Hooper
Horizons Foundation
Steve Horn
Jonathan and Kathleen Altman Foundation
Max C. Kirkeberg
George A. Labella Jr.
Mary M. Lanier RN

Eileen R. Lemus
Local Independent Charities
Nion McEvoy
Paragon Real Estate Group
Walter Parsley
Timothy A. Patriarca and James Wang
Jeffrey J. Plocher
Alan K. Rider
Howard Roffman
Pauline Roothman
St. Francis Lutheran Church
Miguel A. Sesana
Mark A. Silva
Nicholas Smilgys
Michael Smithwick and Jerry Wilder
D. Blake Spears and Lanz Lowen
Michael Tate
Barry Tereshkow and Andrew McConnell
Under One Roof
Visa, Inc. / Corporate Responsibil
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Estate of Leatha Esther Webster
Eleanor B. Wehlen
Sandra and Michael Whittle
Marjorie Wilson


PURE AIR $500 - $999

Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group
Raoul and Celesta Birnbaum
Lenny Broberg
Sathit Chainam
Chevron Humankind Matching Gifts
Deutsche Bank
Kristen L. Dixon
Robert D. Dockendorff
Jane N. Egelhoff
Mark Farrar
Kenneth Gallardo II
David Gary
Gay Buddhist Sangha
Alan Gibbs
Joseph P. Grubb
G. William Haskell and Robert L. Gordon
Joan and Julio Herdocia
Larry Horowitz
Alice Huang
Mr. Jean T. Johnson

Arthur Kontura
Susan Magley, Magley and Associates
John Mullin
George Naylor
Michael P. Niemeyer
LeRoy Ortopan
Vannie Phan
Georgeana K. Roussos
Mary M. Schroeder and Deena Lahn
Sephora USA, Inc.
Matthew Stocker
Rayner Ternick
Roy Vasconcellos
Mark Wallace
Bernice Walters
Carla Washington
R. Kevin Wewerka
Douglas C. Will
Robert Yee
Andrew Zimmerman and Daniel Killar



P L Annuzzi, Inc.
Alvin H. Baum, Jr. and Robert Holgate
Frederick J. Baumer
Paul K. Brewer
Joseph Cecere
David M. Cover
Pierre-Cedric Crouch
The Doctors Company
Peter Firmage
LeRoy M. Fitzwater Ph.D.
Catherine Fox
Michael S. Furlow
Benjamin Garduno
Robert K. Glenn and Cecil Myers
Jerome Goldstein M.D. and Tom Taylor
Maitri Goonewardena
Will Green
Milo F. Hanke, CFP
Chris Harris
Robb Huddleston
Holly Huebel
Robert J. Hurley
Ilyas F. Iliya
JPMorgan Chase
Kenneth F. Katz
Dan Kelly
Theresa L. Kelly
Paul R. King
Kirk Kleinschmidt
Janet and Abbott Leban
Brandon Lee

Jay D. Logue
Jeffrey J. Loustau
Dr. and Mrs. Lyndon and Elise Low
Louise Magner
Arthur Manzi
Aaron P. Minnis
Leigh Mitchell
Joseph A. Mott MD, JD
Ross Neville
Bonnie Odell
Tom Oliver
Meg O'Shaughnessy
Edward R. Patton
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Usha N. Ramaswamy
Pauny and Panteha Rezai
Joe Roybal Jr. and Daniel Schrimshire
Peter Scott
Pamela W. Sebastian
Shanta Carpentry and Const Corp
Stanley Short
Christopher Stafford
Edward Taylor
Kathleen Tetley
Janet M. Thuesen
Natalie Tahlia Van
Marie Vellis
Kirk Wayland
Patrick Williams
Carl Wolf
Timothy Wolfred
Jonathan Zimman and Glenn Roberts


COOLING FOG $100 - $249

Carlo V. Abruzzese
Marvin Anderson
Jose Carlos Asencios
Charles Atkins
Dennis Bacigalupi
Cheri Bailey
Bank of America Matching Gifts
Danan Barnett
Alan R. and Daren J. Beach-Nelson
Comte G. Leclerc Benoit
Berkeley Zen Center
Philip L. Boyer
Philip Browning
Robert and Kathryn Bunger
Thomas Burke
John Burns
Nicole Cabalette
Sallyanne Campbell
Michael J. Carney
Dennis Carrington
Manisha Chulani
William K. Cleaveland
Robert D. Cohen
James T. Conte
Steven Contreras
Douglas Cook
Debbie L. Cote
Harriett Crosby
Edoardo Croce
Edward De Avila Ph.D.
J. Robert Dena
Lewis DeSimone
Tamilmaran (Maran) Devadas
Mr. J. P. Richards Dillingham
Kevin Louis Durrance
Penny Eggen
Lisa Eltinge
Nadr Essabhoy
E. Howard Evans
Fred Fanchaly
Ruth Felt
Mr. Robin J. Fenstermaker
Walter Fernandes
Ronald E. Fritz
Georgia S. Fuller
Eileen Gambrill
Gap Foundation Gift Match Program
Annette S. Gawenda
Dale T. Golden
Kevin Goodlett
Elizabeth Gordon
Tara Grace
Michael Hackett
Mikaela Hamren
Megan Han
Timothy Hattan
James Henry
B. Michael Hill
Roderick Hong
Ada J. Hunter
David Jamison
Verkie and Brenda Jones
Kaiser Permanente Employee Giving

Sandra Kavanau
Paul Kelley
William Kirkpatrick
Ann Kong
James E. Kowalski
Jonathan Law
Leona Lee
Olson Lee
Charles M. Little
Arielle Llewellyn
Jeffrey A. Lyttle
Jason Macario
Robin Macario
Jeffrey Malkasian
Caitlin Groom Maranville
Linda Mendoza
Amir Milani
Ja Moon
Eric Moore
Arthur M. Morris III
MSM Inc.
Glora Newbury-Smith
William Nisbet
Martin Olive
Pacific School of Religion
Jeanette Ann Page
Jeff Patterson
Nancy Porter
Frederick Preyer
Larry Pulliam
Marissa Quaranta
Edna Ribero
Rice University
Michael Rodrigues
Sam Rodriguez
Terry Rudd
Vijaya Kiran Rupakula
Julie A. Ryan
Daniel Schrimshire
Kai Schwartz
Paul Schwartz
Judith Anne Sedgwick
Mr. Robin Serrahn
Elizabeth Shun
Helga I. Sigvaldadottir and Lexi Leban
Caitlyn Silhan
Roy Simon
Valerie Steiger
Edward Steinforth
Joshua Steinhauer
John W. Stewart III and Ramon Torres
Dwayne Tate
Lorenzo Taylor
Mari and Jon Teraoka
Eric Thorne
Edward Van Egri
Christina Vissinger
Thomas M. Vitek
Martha Ann and Sanford Wishnev
Erica Wong
Christopher Yaros
Thomas L. Yaussy
Victor R. Zeuzem


Jacques Achsen
Franklin Albro
Ted Alden
Irene Alzapiedi
Jeanette Anderson
Teng-How Bae
Susie Baldwin
Michael Bankert
Bonnie Baron
G. William and Carolyn Bauer
Eileen Baustian
Franklin and Phyllis Beery
Barbara Benware
Berkeley Zen Center
Patricia and Chuck Bonasera
Harry Breaux
Theresa Bristow
Mary Bunger
William and Evelyn Bunger
John D. Campbell
James Campbell, M.D.
Vincent Canizio
Michael J. Carney
Ramen Chakrabarti
Paula Champagne
Mitchell Champi
Stephan Chase
Compassionate Community Care
Caroline Connant
Gary W. Davis
J. P. Richards Dillingham
Andre L. Dos Santos-Morgan
Alison Downs
Mrs. Doris Dull
Lynne Eggers
Ronald R. Eisner, M.D.
Scott Eldridge
Bonnie Faigeles
Anthony Fazzio
A. Maggie Ferraro
Patricia L. Fine
Judith Fisicaro
Anita Fong
Douglas Fraser and Mary Hawker
Daven Gee
Jeanne Gianakos
Dale T. Golden
Ronald Gonzalez
Paul Groth
Michael Hackett
Jason Hall
Lisa Anne Haller
David Halsing
Joseph N. Hannon
Maxine Heiliger
Dolores Hernandez
Virginia A. Herron
Daniel Hill
Steve Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Esther Sid Hudes
Dorothy and Joseph Huron
Donald and Bettye Iocca
Philip, Judy and Allison Jamtaas
Dorothy J. Johnson
Adrienne Jonas
Ari Kalfayan
Annely and John Kelleher
Carolyn B. Kellogg
Bob and Hester Kenneth
Rosa Kestelman
P.K. Kilty
Kay Ellen Koehneke
Dolores A. Koneval
Albert Kutchins
Dorje Lama
Jouke Lanning
Raymond and Claire Latham
Frank Latko
F. Ronald Laupheimer
Leona Lee
Len Lu Priore
Jennifer L Machlin
Andrea and William Martin
Steve Martinez
David E. Meders
George Metzger
Sabrina J. Middaugh
Juliet Mills
Reginold A. Milton
Josef B. Monteadora, AIA
Tony Moraga
Paul Mustopich
John Noble
Judy Norton
Rod J. Ocmond
William Paul O'Donnell
Jason Park
Hannah M. Perate
Frederick Preyer
Felice Price
Brigitta Maria Pueschel
Marissa Quaranta
Alan Ratliff
Ms. Dorothy C. Rea
Thomas P. Reilly
John Rengstorff
Restaurant Group, Inc.
Thomas and Cheryl Rice
Robert W. Sass
Frank Schaefer / White Horse Inn, Inc.
Mary Jo Schaeffer
Jeffrey and Francesca Schaper
Mary Schmidgall
J. Barton Schneider
Pauline Scholten
Kent Schwartz
Margaret A. Sebold
Harlan See
Robin Serrahn
Thad Shaffer
Tim Shea
Helga I. Sigvaldadottir and Lexi Leban
Pierre Smit
Gary Smith
Kristine M. Smith
Winton and Barbara Smithwick
Southeast Clinic
Samuel C. Spitale
Stan Stone and William Salit
Peter Tannen
James R. Thompson
Marie K. Toole
David Troup
Beverlie M. Vandre
Marie Vellis
Gary Virginia
Douglas Waggener
Maxwell Wasserman
Gary V. West
John W. Wilson, M.D.
Cynthia Wooten
Stephanie Zito



2100 Market LLC
Absinthe Cafe
AIDS Healthcare Pharmacy
American Conservatory Theatre
Aquarium of the Bay
Gustavo A. Barron
Beach Blanket Babylon
Aaron B. Binkley
Fran Blau
Blue Angel Spirits LLC
Books, Inc.
Louis Briasco
Alice Brown RN, MA, DMIN
Burger Meister
Brian Burr
California Shakespeare Festival
California's Great America
Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe
Chronicle Books
Church Street Flowers
Cole Hardware
Coming of Age: Bay Area
Contemporary Jewish Museum
DiPietro Todd Salon
Disneyland Resort
Katrina Dizon
Dottie's True Blue Cafe
Penny Eggen
Elite Island Resorts
Lisa Eltinge
Farm Fresh to You
Thomas J. Farrell
Firefly Restaurant
Fitness SF / Castro
Foreign Cinema
Frameline, Inc.
George Fuller
Georgia S. Fuller
Funky Door Yoga
Garibaldis on Presidio
Gialina Pizzeria
Carmine Giordano
Gloss Magazine
Good Vibrations
Reinhold Gras
Will Green
The Groom Room
Hafner Vineyard
Richard P. Hardy
Harry Denton's Starlight Room
Harvey's Restaurant
Larry Hashbarger
Ron Henggeler
Hot Cookie
Hotel Griffin
Phillip Hua
Claire Husted
The Inn San Francisco

JK Sound
Reece Joyner
Mr. Tom Kennedy
Kenwood Winery
La Mediterranee
Giorgio Landa
David Latulippe
Janet and Abbott Leban
Mayor of SF Edwin M. Lee
Kevin Lenzen
Michael Lukso
Luna Park
Jennifer L Machlin
Marin Shakespeare Company
Marin Theatre Company
Sabrina J. Middaugh
Mission Bay Conference Ctr at UCSF
Mission Cliffs-Touchstone Climbing
Leigh Mitchell
Mollie Stone's Markets
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Napa Valley Wine Train
Nancy A. Nipper
Ramekon O'Arwisters
ODC San Francisco
Peju Province Winery
Pier 39, Limited Partnership
Presidio Bowling Center
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
Katherine Rae
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Ginger Raphael
Restaurant Gary Danko
Edna Ribero
Josie Roldan
Rooftop School
Shawn Rossiter
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco School of Massage
Sloan Miyasato
Elise Sommerville
Sorensen's Resort
Southeast Health Center
Ron Squier
State Bird Provisions
Charles Stinson
Tante Marie's Cooking School
Kent H. Thompson
Dennis Tyler
Under Glass Custom Framing
Under One Roof
Until There's A Cure Foundation
Charles Valentine
Wag Hotel
Steven and Sharon Wasserman
Wells Fargo Foundation
Yoga Tree
Hideo C. Yoshida
Yoshi's San Francisco
Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cr



Daniel Alperi
David Bjorngaard
Bloomsbury Bohemian
K. Frank Cash
Guy Jr. Decker
Rob Delamater
David Goldsmith
Richard Hardy
David Hollander
Charles Howell
Alec Hughes
Kirk Kleinnschmidt
Marta Kochanska
Judy Lawrence
Kyle Lierk
D Linger
Lost Art Salon

Daniel Magazin
Mark McClelland
Steve Meyer
Patrick Philbin
Patrick Quinn
Marc Rebarechik
Shirley K Sasaki
Pauline Scholten
Mark Silva
Mark Sistrand
Sheldon Sloan
Grant Sun
Barry Tereshkow
David J Thomas
Stefani Weal
Timothy Wolfred


Mission Statement

No one should have to suffer or die alone. Maitri provides compassionate residential care to men and women in need of hospice or 24-hour care and cultivates the deepest respect and love for life among its residents and caregivers.

"Maitri," pronounced "MY-tree," is a Sanskrit word that means "compassionate friendship."


Mary Schroeder
(415) 558-3006

Volunteer Program
Stan Stone
(415) 558-3004

Development / Donor Relations
Ross Hayduk
(415) 558-3003


Visiting with medical students.


Sharing musical talents.


Taking time for cards and puzzles in the living room.


Spending time in the garden.


Appreciating the sights and sounds of the atrium.


Finding new fashions at the Great Clothing Give Away.


Posing for portraits by the fireplace.


Ringing in the season at the Holiday Open House.


Relaxing at the Tree Trimming Party.


Sharing hugs among friends.


Catching up with friends at BLISS.


Dancing with the Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu troupe.


Having fun in the Magnolia Photo Booth.


Entertaining the crowd with Mary Wilson and her "Supremes".

Photography services donated by Ron Henggeler, Rink Foto, Natalie Schrik, Magnolia Photo Booth, Stan Stone, and Grant Sun.


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