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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 28, 2021


During the Foundation’s 2020/2021 grant year ending April 30, 2021, it presented grants totaling $435,500 to sixteen (16) Ventura County non-profit organizations for medical and health-related purposes benefiting residents of Ventura County. To date, the Foundation has awarded $14,157,121 in grants since giving began in 1976.

The following agencies have been awarded grants as follows:

Agency Grant Grant Funds to be Used for:
Alzheimer's Association, California Central Coast $2,000 to provide assistance for the benefit of Ventura County residents
Andrea's Foundation $1,500 to address medical needs of Ventura County residents
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County $2,000 to support its Transitional Care program
Cancer Support Community $3,000 to support programs for those impacted by cancer
CareGivers Assisting the Elderly $3,000 to provide assistance for seniors at risk
Conejo Free Clinic $9,000 to assist in providing dental needs to low-income seniors and military veterans
Free Clinic of Simi Valley $25,000 to assist in providing healthcare services to the uninsured members of the community
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation $3,000 to support its Mobile Veteran Outreach program providing transportation to Veterans of Ventura County for medical, dental and other health related appointments
Health Care Foundation for Ventura County $6,000 to assist in the purchase of computers, medical supplies and diagnostic testing
Help of Ojai, Inc. $5,000 to assist with the unmet helath needs in Ojai Valley
Hospice of the Conejo, Inc. $3,000 to support its Volunteer Hospice Care program providing care for individuals and families inflicted with life-limiting illnesses
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association $200,000 to support its Subsidized Care Program
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California $3,000 in support of its Emergency Assistance program
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast $10,000 to provide certain health services to the uninsured and underinsured
St. John's Healthcare Foundation $10,000 to support its Cancer Support groups
Westminster Free Clinic $150,000 to assist with operating costs for the Thousand Oaks and Oxnard clinics

Chairman of the Board, Laura K. McAvoy, stated: “We are so pleased to be in our now 44th year of awarding grants to agencies committed to serving the residents of Ventura County with health-related services that some individuals would otherwise not be able to afford. The Foundation's Board is committed to the Foundation's annual giving program and most especially during this current epidemic affecting so many in our community. We are so appreciative of the services our grant recipients will provide to Ventura County residents. Now, more than ever, it is our pleasure to contribute to such worthy causes.”

The Board of Directors of the Livingston Memorial Foundation includes Laura K. McAvoy, Esq., Ms. Kathleen F. Deutschman, 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. 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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