The 1839 fort founded by Swiss immigrant John Sutter - and now a California State Historic Park - received a major gift today.
Sutter Health, Inc., donated $25,000 to Sutter's Fort, which stands across the street from Sutter Medical Center. The funds went to Friends of Sutter's Fort and are part of State Parks' "Proud Partner" program.
"In these uncertain fiscal times, this donation will enhance our programming for the community and provide continued respite for Sutter Medical Center employees and patients who use the fort grounds as their local park," said Catherine Taylor, State Parks' Capital District superintendent, in a news release.
Tom Gagen, the medical center's chief executive officer, said, "Since our beginnings in 1923, Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Center have always enjoyed a very special relationship with Sutter's Fort. We continue to live and learn by the example of Sutter's Fort."
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is at 2701 L St., Sacramento. It's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $6 general and $3 for ages 6-17.
For more information on the state park: (916) 445-4422, www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort