Many lives have been saved and families forever changed thanks in part to the generous support of our donors.
“A dedicated and compassionate caregiver at St. Joseph Hospital for decades, Melvin Schwartz and his wife demonstrated their friendship and support for the Hospital by establishing a legacy through a generous charitable planned gift.”
Markham L. Goldstein
A career built on caring.
Compassion may not be the first word most people think of to describe certified public accountants. But Mark Goldstein has built his career on caring.
A native of West Los Angeles, Mark began his career at Deloitte & Touche after graduating from UCLA. He was identified as an agent of change — and was promoted to tax partner after just nine years with the firm.
He was assigned his very first tax client, Entertainment Partners (EP), right out of college. He would go on to be their tax advisor for another twelve years, and spend three years trying to help them sell their business. “They just couldn’t sell it because they were family-owned and grounded in taking care of employees,” he explained.
Mark convinced the company to create an employee stock ownership plan, which would allow the employees to own and run the business. EP enthusiastically embraced his idea — but with one condition: They wanted Mark to become their president and CEO.
After struggling for months with the decision to leave Deloitte, Mark joined EP in 2002. “What I love about it is that we’re in the entertainment industry, but we’re really a service,” he explained. “We care about the industry, about the community, about each other.”
Mark says that when he was first presented with the opportunity to join the Foundation Board, he didn’t know much about Providence Saint Joseph and its work in the community. “But I always wanted to do something to give back. And this was the perfect opportunity to learn more.”
As a vital part of the Foundation Board, Mark is able to share his passion for Providence Saint Joseph with studios and other industry influencers. “I got around more people, started understanding the influence of our campaigns — and what impact that could have on our community,” he said.
In addition to his work with Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, Mark loves playing golf, coaching and spending time with his wife and three children. “We’re trying to instill in them the value of showing people you care — whether it’s work, charity, friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend,” said Mark. “Live your life showing people you care and good things will happen along the way.”
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.