Michael Smithwick
From the desk of our
Executive Director

Dear Friends of Maitri, 

In addition to our regular quarterly newsletter articles and updates, I am pleased to share our Fiscal 2015 Annual Report (for the period ended June 30, 2015) reflecting three important trends: 
  • Maitri's financial performance continues to improve. Revenue is up and spending is down, resulting in an increase in our net assets by more than $160,000. This follows many years of deficits and more modest positive net performance for both fiscal 2013 and 2014. For details, please view our Fiscal 2015 Audited Financial Statements and 990 Tax Form.                                                                                                                                                                    
  • We continue to enhance our nursing care. Following our move to a dual Registered Nurse (RN) staffing model (versus the prior single RN leadership approach), we have migrated from paper-based resident charting to a new Electronic Medical Records platform that integrates with our pharmaceutical platform. This allows for better clinical collaboration and frees nursing staff from manual processes, enabling them to spend more of their time on direct nursing care for our residents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Our resident demographics continue to evolve. In fiscal 2015, 64% of our residents were age 51 or older (up from 61% in fiscal 2014). 36% of our residents arrived at Maitri homeless or marginally-housed, up from 31% last year and 28% the year before. Clearly we are serving a much older resident population and many more homeless/marginally-housed individuals than in the past, reflecting the changing face of the epidemic and the evolving needs of our community.
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
Executive Director

Here's what we have for you in this issue:  
Please consider forwarding this newsletter to a friend who may not yet know us. As always, thank you so much for your generous support of Maitri's programs benefiting our residents who struggle every day with advanced AIDS.

Audited_Results Audited Results for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 


Board_FocusBoard Focus

Jill Stockwell
Jill Stockwell
Jill Stockwell 

Jill Stockwell joined the Maitri board last year after six months on the Development Committee and a year and a half as a spiritual care volunteer. Jill relocated to San Francisco after many years in New York, where she was a Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) Hospice Care volunteer from 2001-2010. She began as a patient visit volunteer, then became a bereavement counselor, facilitating support groups for grieving individuals. She worked with the bereavement care staff to train and supervise new volunteers. In addition, she volunteered as a Buddhist hospital chaplain at St Luke's Roosevelt and St Luke's emergency room and intensive care units during that time. 
She became interested in hospice work as a result of living through the onset and spread of the AIDS epidemic in New York City's West Village in the 1980s. "I was just out of college, making my way in the big city, when suddenly about a dozen of my friends contracted the virus and went from fine to dead in six months. It was almost impossible for me to process, and there was little enough support for patients, never mind the bereaved, in the early days of AIDS." The awareness that there was much to be done to help those living with grief and loss eventually led her to volunteer at VNSNY. "For 20 years I just lived with that mad sadness in my past, not dealing with it. Working in hospice with others going through the loss of loved ones helped me heal and framed my vocation for this work."

Her day job is as managing editor, Americas, for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. Previously, she was a corporate training consultant with The Write Effect, developing and facilitating communications training workshops for Wall Street professionals. Before that, she worked as managing editor, fixed income Research at Morgan Stanley. Her early career was in Wall Street foreign exchange institutional sales. Jill has a BA in journalism and sociology from Syracuse University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Management.

New_Faces_Maitri New Faces at Maitri: 

Banester Jones
Banester Jones

Kelli Hall
Kelli Hall
Certified Nursing Assistant

Elizabeth Hailue
Elizabeth Hailue
Certified Nursing Assistant  

Francisco de Isla
Francisco de Isla
Certified Nursing Assistant  

Volunteer_Update Volunteer Update

Volunteers Antoinette and Pam

Volunteers are at the heart and soul of Maitri.  We are so thankful for volunteers that assist our residents and bring cheer to our community.

Volunteers help with all facets of life at Maitri, including taking residents on outings and to medical appointments, sitting with ill or dying residents, helping with administrative projects or fundraising events, and volunteering in our community garden.

Please consider becoming more deeply engaged with Maitri as a volunteer. Our next training weekend for new volunteers is April 15-17. For more information about volunteering, or to get started sooner, please contact Volunteer and Activities Coordinator, Madeleine Mulderrig, (415)558-3004.

BLISS 2016
Maitri Compassionate Care is pleased that Emmy award-winning  actor and comedian Leslie Jordan will host this year's BLISS gala and auction!

Leslie Jordan is well known for his success as a dynamic comedic actor, in particular for his roles in "Will & Grace" and "Sordid Lives". He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (including "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet"), his roles in the off-Broadway production of "The Lucky Guy," the hit movie "The Help," and his HBO special, "Pink Carpet". But this witty Southern Gentleman, born and raised in the conservative Bible Belt of America, is also an esteemed and generous advocate for equal rights. On Sunday May 1, join Leslie Jordan, the Man Dance Company, guitarist Andre Morgan, jazz vocalist Branice McKenzie and other fabulous guest artists in celebrating the healing power of joy.
Tickets to BLISS-Prescription: Joy are now on sale at www.maitrisf.org.
For sponsorship opportunities, email tnewman@maitrisf.org or call (415) 558-3003.

SpringEvents Spring Events in Words and Photos  

Christmas 2015

Santa with Resident at
Holiday Open House 
Residents Opening Gifts
on Christmas morning 
Resident and Volunteer celebrating New Year's together


Maitri and Academy of Friends

Maitri was represented well at the Academy of Friends Oscar gala on Sunday, February 28, at the San Francisco Design Center. Maitri was one of the beneficiaries and a great time was had by all. Thank you to the Bridgemen group and volunteer John Campbell for supporting Maitri at the gala. Here are some of the pics from the event.
The Bridgemen 

Michael Smithwick, Jerry Wilder and Toni Newman at Academy of Friends Gala

Chinese New Year

Maitri celebrated Chinese New Year with a special menu for residents and staff prepared by Food Services Director Ann Kong and staff. 

Residents at Maitri celebrating
Chinese New Year


St. Patrick's Day
Michael Smithwick and resident celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Menu

Madeleine celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a friend


(7/01/2014 to 6/30/2015) 

Transcendent Grace ($25,000.00 to $99,999.00)
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund 
Sutter Health CPMC 
Warming Sunlight ($10,000.00 to $24,999.00)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 
The Dorian Fund 
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation 

Macy's Passport Fund 
Mission Bay Conference Ctr at UCSF 
Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation 
The San Francisco Foundation 
Under One Roof 
Gentle Breeze ($5,000.00 to $9,999.00)
The Bob Ross Foundation 
Lindsay Faeder 
Folsom Street Events 
The Richard Grand Foundation 
Kirsten Havrehed 
James C. Hormel 
Jim King 

Peter Leverton 
Nancy Nipper 
J. Erich Pearson 
The Sam Mazza Foundation 
Stephen H. Sterling Bank & Trust / Seligman 
Winston C. Vaughan 
Refreshing Rain ($1,000.00 to $4,999.00)
Mr. Scott Agnew 
AHF Pharmacy 
Jonathan & Kathleen Altman Foundation 
Bank of America Matching Gifts 
Barbary Insurance Brokerage 
Paul Bollwinkel 
Suzanne Bull 
Community Thrift Store 
Dan Kelly Construction, Inc. 
Danford Foundation 
Kelly Dezart-Smith 
Kathleen Gallardo 
Kenith Goodman 
Paul R. Grippardi 
Walter and Elise Haas Fund 
Byron Hancock 
Chris Harris 
G. William Haskell 
Ruth Isenberg 
Max C. Kirkeberg 
Henry Lamb 
Jerome Lapointe 
Ray Lapointe 
Abbot Leban 
Troy McFarland 
Eddie Metairie 

Metta Fund 
Roberto Miranda 
Peter Monti 
Laurence Mosler 
Clare M. Murphy 
Walter Parsley 
Project Inform 
Katherine Rae 
Christina Raymond 
Alan Rider 
James Roderick 
Howard Roffman 
Pauline Roothman 
Safeway, Inc. 
Miguel Sesana 
Annie Sien 
Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund 
Michael Smithwick and Jerry Wilder
Jill Stockwell 
Barry Tereshkow 
Mark Wallace 
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign 
Wells Fargo Foundation 
Sandra and Michael Whittle 
Douglas Will 
Robert Yee

Pure Air ($599.00 to $999.00)
Jane Abraham 
Aaron B. Binkley 
John H. Douglas 
Dominique Kim 

  Kirk Kleinchmidt 
George A. Labella 
Michelle Mongan 
Michael Niemeyer 
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Fertile Earth ($250.00 to $499.00)
Carlo V. Abruzzese 
Raja S. D. Antony 
Kent H. Barnes 
Alvin H. Baum 
CA Technologies 
Lawrence Cadloff 
Causecast Foundation 
Elaine Clancy 
Mr. Robert Cotterman 
Dan Cousins 
The Doctors Company 
Joanna Draeger 
Thomas J. Farrell 
Gobha Clothing 
Jerome Goldstein 
Len Handeland 
Mary Edna Harrell 
James Henry 
Pamela Jackson 
Robert Kahn 
Kenneth F. Katz 
Mark Ketcher 
Paul R. King 
Jay Linderman 

Lucky Manuel 
Arthur Manzi 
Cecil Myers 
Occidental Asset Management 
Bonnie Odell 
LeRoy Ortopan 
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative 
Alex Randolph 
Rice University 
Liz Schwarz 
Peter Scott 
St. Francis Lutheran Church 
Timothy Toller 
John and Celeste Travis 
Jessica Viramontes 
Thomas M. Vitek 
Bernice Walters 
Steven Weaver 
Sarah Wells 
Patrick Williams 
Thomas L. Yaussy 
Jonathan Zimman 

Cooling Fog ($100.00 to $249.00)
Sharon Segal Abelson 
Peter Albert 
Michelle Aldrich 
All Tribes Playhouse 
Marvin Anderson 
Dennis Bacigalupi 
Mary Baumgartner 
Allan Berenstein 
Patti Breitman 
Robert and Kathryn Bunger 
Thomas Burke 
Joseph Cecere 
Joanne Chadwick 
Sathit Chainam 
Jefferson Chen 
C. Patricia Conlin 
James T. Conte 
Sandra Dai 
Demetrius Daniels 
Edward De Avila 
Deborah and Charles Denison 
Louis J. Dunn 
Michael Echavez 
Penny Eggen 
Lynne Eggers 
Howard Evans 
Howard Evans 
Fred Fanchaly 
Ruth Felt 
Tom Foutch 
Donald Fox 
Fratelli Bologna 
Jeremy Friedlander 
Paul Gilbert 
Tom Glennon 
Keith Goodlett 
Thomas A. & Karen L. Gould 
Linda Graham 
David Greenwald 
Hanni Grindrod 
Matthew Hall 
Robin Hall 
Jeff Harris 
Valerie Hartwell 
Christopher Heimbuch 
Peter and Susan Heldman 
Joan and Julio Herdocia 
Jerry Hettinger 
Beverly Joan Hines 
Steve Horn 
Ada J. Hunter 
Michael Huntley 
Christine Hutson 
Imperial Council of San Francisco 
Praveen Jaini 
BJ Jeskalian 
Ann Kong 
Arthur Kontura 

Mary Lague 
Lai Mei Lau 
Leona Lee 
Olson Lee 
Mireya Letayf 
David Lewis 
Caroline Lieberman 
John G. H. Lum 
Bruce Lundquist 
Jason Macaro 
Randy Mackie 
Jeffrey Malkasian 
Cindy Medrano 
George Metzger 
Reg Monteyne 
Terry Morris 
Steven Morton 
Joseph A. Mott 
Rodney Murphy 
L. Ingrid Nelson 
Adam Ouderkirk 
Jeanette Ann Page 
Jeff Patterson 
Edward R. Patton 
Nancy Porter 
Larry Pulliam 
Enver Rahmanov 
Mike Raymond 
Tami Redding 
Pauny and Panteha Rezai 
Jorge Rivas 
Joseph Saccone 
Steven Saftig 
Catherine Sarlatte 
Robert W. Sass 
Frank Schaefer 
Mr. Robin Serrahn 
Elizabeth Shun 
Helga I. Sigvaldadottir 
Sill-TerHar Motors 
Blake Smith 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Starn 
Cathrine Steinborn 
Edward Steinforth 
Theresa Stelter 
John W. Stewart 
Gwynne Stoddart 
Edward Taylor 
Cecilia Thomas 
Randy L. Thueme 
David Troup 
United Way 
Sarah Varro 
Philip Walker 
Ruth White 
John B. Wilson 
Richard Wolitz 

Healthy Seedling ($10.00 to $99.00)
Jacques Achsen 
Rev. Luke Adams 
Ted Alden 
Patricia Althaus 
Christine Arthur 
Trung Bach 
Werner G. Bachmann 
Michael Bankert 
Russell Berman 
Alexander Bie 
Paul Blaney 
Harry Breaux 
Mary Bunger 
Wendy Cariffe 
Michael J. Carney 
Chase Chambers 
Christopher Childs 
Steven Contreras 
Sherron Conway 
Joshua Cremer 
Pamela J. Dannenberg 
Gary W. Davis 
Suzanne Doonan 
Anne Dudley 
Therese M. Eldredge 
Lisa Eltinge 
Tom Ettenger 
Olga Evsenko 
Bonnie Faigeles 
Mr. Robin J. Fenstermaker 
Patricia L. Fine 
Mary Ellen Franz 
Nicole Friedland 
Ronald E. Fritz 
Annette S. Gawenda 
Elgy Gillespie 
Dale T. Golden 
Beth Goldstein 
Soledad Gomez 
Joss Greene 
Michael Hackett 
David Hansen 
Maxine Heiliger 
Roderick Hong 
M. Rita Howe 
James Howley 
Ms. Esther Sid Hudes 
Donald Iocca 
Philip, Judy and Allison Jamtaas 
Cydney Kats 

Gary L. Katz 
Carolyn B. Kellogg 
Rosa Kestelman 
Anita Kline 
Tania Ku 
Albert Kutchins 
J. Lafferty 
Sydney and Ann Lambertson 
Rev. Charles Lewis 
Frank Leykamm 
Susan Logan 
Kelly M. Louis 
Jennifer L Machlin 
Brian Mascarenhas 
Barbara Matthews 
Jessica McFadden 
Barbara McPeek 
Walter Meyer 
Josef B. Monteadora 
Moran Lighting & Electric 
Paul J. Mustopich 
Rod J. Ocmond 
Neal Panken 
Tomas Phillips 
Frederick Preyer 
Marissa Quaranta 
Mark Rhynsburger 
Thomas B. Rice 
Mr. and Mrs. Mary Beth Ries 
Dr. Milton P. Schaefer 
Mary Jo Schaeffer 
Claudette Scharf 
Pauline Scholten 
Robert G. Shultz 
Jaspal Sidhu 
Martha and Michael Smith 
B D Supanich 
Margaret Talbot 
Janet M. Thuesen 
Marie K. Toole 
Christina Torpey 
Betty L. Traynor 
United Way Silicon Valley 
Iris Vaughan 
Tamara Villarina 
Fran, Mark and Gabe Wasserman 
Gary V. West 
Roger M. Wiesmeyer 
Zorina Wolf 
Andrew Zimmerman

In-Kind Donors
Agnew, Scott 
Best Flowers 
Ray LaPointe
Presidio Bowling Center 
Dennis Setlock
Bill Vigna
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 Jardiniere
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
Maitri Compassionate Care is a 501(c)3 organization. Please consider making your donation before December 31 for 2016 tax deductibility purposes.