Steven Gootter

Honoring Steve Gootter

The Steven M. Gootter Foundation is dedicated to saving lives by defeating sudden cardiac death through increased awareness, education and scientific research. We dedicate ourselves to this mission in memory of Steven M. Gootter.


Gootter Grand Slam

The tenth annual Gootter Grand Slam will be held on March 7, 2015 benefitting the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. This event includes a gala dinner, music, entertainment and live and silent auctions.

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Make a Donation

Please help the Steven M. Gootter Foundation continue its funding to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center to fight the battle against sudden cardiac death.


Sarver Heart Center

John P. Konhilas, PhD., received his second Gootter Investigator Award in 2010. The Investigator Awards at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center are designed to foster greater understanding of the causes and prevention of sudden cardiac death.


AED Donation Program

The long range goal of the Gootter Foundation and the Sarver Heart Center is to make sure that all places where people work, worship and play will have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in case it is ever needed. Download and print the Gootter Foundation AED Application.


Check. Call. Compress

Each day in the United States, about 1,000 lives are lost to sudden cardiac death (SCD). Double a person’s chance of survival from a sudden cardiac attack by learning the 3 C’s of Chest-Compression-Only CPR. Watch this brief video to learn how.