Friday, July 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Wells Fargo makes first gift for cancer center

With its grant of $75,000 to Community Medical Centers, Wells Fargo Central Valley has become the first major donor to the regional cancer treatment and research center to be built on the Clovis Community campus.
Design work for the $65 million center began in May. Pending final construction approval by Community’s Board of Trustees, the center could open its doors in 2018. It would be the only comprehensive cancer center of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley. Community hopes to raise about one-third of the construction cost through fundraising.
Sandy Raco, Wells Fargo Central Valley Market President, said she hopes the gift will encourage other donors to step forward so that those touched by cancer will have all the services they need in one place, right here at home, as soon as possible.
“I want to thank Wells Fargo for realizing the need for this cancer center and stepping up first,” said Katie Zenovich, Community’s Vice President for Corporate Development. “Cancer affects us all at some point in our lives, and it’s Community’s goal to provide a seamless experience for families, providing the world-class care they need and deserve in one place.”

The center will serve patients throughout the Valley, combining services and expertise currently provided in multiple locations, including Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno, the California Cancer Center in north Fresno, and Clovis Community Medical Center.
To help build the center, call Community Medical Foundation at 559.459.2670 or visit our website at When you give to oncology services at Community, you’re increasing hope for all those in the Valley who are, and will be, touched by cancer.
Ashlie Day reported this story. Reach her at