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Livingston Memorial Foundation

2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 200     Westlake Village, CA 91361     (805) 418-3115

Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2018


During the Foundation’s 2017/2018 grant year ending April 30, 2018, it presented grants totaling $391,500 to twenty (20) Ventura County non-profit organizations for medical and health-related purposes benefiting residents of Ventura County. To date, the Foundation has awarded $12,919,121 in grants since giving began in 1976.

Chairman of the Board, Laura K. McAvoy, stated: “We are in our forty-first year of awarding grants to health-related agencies serving citizens of Ventura County. The Board as a whole is proud to announce the grants awarded during this current grant cycle. We are humbled and proud and very impressed by the services and and benefits our grant recipients provide to the citizens of Ventura County. It is our pleasure to contribute to such worthy causes.”

The following agencies have been awarded grants during the 2017/2018 grant cycle ending April 30, 2018:

Agency Grant Grant Funds to be Used for:
Andrea's Foundation $1,000 In support of basic medical needs for individuals challenged by cancer
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County $3,000 In support of workshops, support groups, and outreach and educational activities designed for brain injury survivors and their caregivers
Cancer Support Community $3,000 In support of education and support programs for cancer patients and their family members
CareGivers Assisting the Elderly $5,000 In support of programs suitable to the growing need for seniors with chronic conditions and/or disabilities after discharge from the hospital
Casa Pacifica $2,000 To subsidize the uncompensated costs of care delivered through the Casa Pacifica Health Clinic for abused and neglected children
Community Memorial Health $2,000 In support of the Cancer Resource Center for the purchase of wigs for low-income, uninsured or underinsured women
Conejo Free Clinic $7,500 In support of patient lab tests, diagnostic imaging and to support its voucher dental services program for special needs children and/or seniors
Free Clinic of Simi Valley $20,000 Operational support for its comprehensive health services for low income and the uninsured
Help of Ojai, Inc. $10,000 $5,000 to support uncovered health care expenses for low income seniors and families plus $5,000 to assist with emerging needs resulting from the recent Thomas Fire
Hospice of the Conejo, Inc. $4,000 Operational support to provide service to the dying and their surviving family members
Interface Children & Family Services $3,000 In support of training programs for womenís health care service providers in identifying and assisting victims of intimate partner violence and domestic abuse
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association $195,000 In support of its Subsidized Care Program which enables the provision of home health and hospice services to the medically indigent, uninsured and underinsured residents of Ventura County, including the bereavement services of Camarillo Hospice and a special grant of $5,000 for relief of Thomas Fire response costs
Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc. Ombudsman Program $12,000 $10,000 to support the Ombudsman Program that provides proactive oversight in long-term care facilities by helping address health care complaints, safety issues and elder abuse and a special $2,000 grant to offset Thomas Fire response costs
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California $4,000 In support of the Emergency Assistance Program to provide basic dental, vision and prescription assistance to lower income, working poor individuals and families
Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital, Inc. $5,000 In support of funding gap created between actual care costs and Medi-Cal reimbursement rates
Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Ventura County, Inc. $2,000 In support of substance abuse treatment, intervention and prevention programs for low income at-risk middle and high school students
Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc. $7,500 In support of the Rita Solinas Assistance Fund which provides reproductive health services to the uninsured and underinsured
St. John’s Healthcare Foundation (Oxnard and Pleasant Valley) $4,000 In support of St. Johnís NICU Breast Milk Program to purchase human milk for preemies
The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center $1,500 In support of the Emotional Care and Counseling Program to support the emotional and psychological needs of new mothers to combat child abuse and neglect
Westminster Free Clinic $100,000 In support of operating costs, including medical, dental, mental health and vision care related services to serve low-income families

The Board of Directors of the Livingston Memorial Foundation include Laura K. McAvoy, Esq., Ms. Kathleen F. Deutschman, Ms. Marcia Donlon, Dr. Charles M. Hair, Dr. Richard Loft, Mr. Thomas P. Pecht and Dr. John R. Walters.

Livingston Memorial Foundation was formed in 1974 by the late Ben E. Nordman and Dr. Charles M. Hair and was established with funds from the estate of Ruth Daily Livingston, in honor of her late husband, Dr. William R. Livingston. It is estimated that Dr. Livingston brought more babies into the world in Oxnard than any other doctor. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation, administers a fund dedicated to the promotion of medical and health related services for the benefit of Ventura County residents.

The Foundation would accept contributions in support of its purpose which is dedicated to the promotion of medical and health-related services for residents of Ventura County. For inquires regarding the grant program or to receive an application for a future grant cycle, please write to the Livingston Memorial Foundation, c/o Laura K. McAvoy, Esq., Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 200, Westlake Village, California 91361. Please visit our website at: www.livingstonmemorialfoundation.org.

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