In Memory of Charlie Delle Donne
Honoring a beloved member of the Providence Tarzana Family
Providence Tarzana lost a cherished member with the recent passing of Charlie Delle Donne, a longtime supporter and board member.
Charlie Delle Donne was born in New Jersey and was an alumnus of St. Peter’s College and the UCLA Graduate School Management Program. He and his family moved to Tarzana in 1976. Charlie and his wife, Kathy, had been married for 56 years — just prior to his passing in June. They have two sons and four grandchildren.
As hesitant as he was to speak about his achievements, he never passed up the opportunity to boast about his family. In fact, despite acknowledging the pain and frustration he endured through prolonged cancer treatment, he expressed that his greatest comfort was found in spending time with his family.
For half a century, Charlie found success in the investment management industry. He served as vice president of Citicorp in 1961 and, subsequently, a senior vice president with Bradford Trust Company. In 1979, he was made senior vice president and western region manager with Fidelity Investments and served in the role until his retirement in 1999.
Throughout his career, he served as a board member of public and privately held businesses and private philanthropic organizations. Some of Charlie’s charitable interests included the Anti-Defamation League, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Blind Children’s Center, the Valley Jesters, the USC-Norris Cancer Center and the City of Hope.
Though Charlie was involved with several philanthropic organizations, the most important for him was Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. “Personally, I have been most fortunate in life, and giving back is one of my top goals.” Charlie said. “The medical center is a critical piece to the welfare of Tarzana and other nearby residents. There is no question that without it, our community would be in need of assistance, and the Foundation board is an important vehicle to find potential donors, and the necessary funds to sustain a new center.” Charlie served as a Foundation board member of the Providence Tarzana Foundation from 2013 until he received the title of Emeritus in 2021.
Everyone at Providence Tarzana is eternally grateful for his many years of commitment and service. Although Charlie will be deeply missed, his acts of kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.
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