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Livingston Memorial Foundation

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

Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2022


During the Foundation’s 2021/2022 grant year ending April 30, 2022, the Livingston Memorial Foundation presented grants totaling $447,700 to fifteen (15) Ventura County non-profit organizations for medical and health-related purposes benefiting residents of Ventura County. To date, the Foundation has awarded $14,607,121 in grants in Ventura County since giving began in 1976.

The following agencies have been awarded grants as follows:

Agency Grant Grant Funds to be Used for:
Andrea's Foundation $1,500 to address the medical needs of Ventura County cancer patients
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County $1,500 to support the Care Transitions Program
Coalition for Family Harmony $2,500 to meet the medical needs of victims of domestic violence in Ventura County
Community Memorial Health System $9,000 for the purchase of AccuVein Vein Finder Devices
Conejo Free Clinic $5,000 to support its Dental Clinic
Free Clinic of Simi Valley $30,000 for its core operating expense
Health Care Foundation for Ventura County $10,700 for the purchase of Point of Care HbA1c testing machines
Help of Ojai $5,000 for its Assistance Fund to address medical and dental needs of clients
Hospice of the Conejo $3,000 for its core operating expense
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association $200,000 in support of Livingston Cares Program, including Subsidized Care
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California $2,000 restricred to address the medical/dental needs of Ventura County residents
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast $10,000 restriced to benefit residents of Ventura County. Funds are strictly prohibited and may not be used to pay for abortions
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship $3,500 for its core operating support
St. John's Healthcare Foundation $9,000 to provide psychosocial counseling, nutritional counseling, and a support group for Spanish-speaking cancer patients
Westminster Free Clinic $155,000 to support its core operations

Chairman of the Board, Laura K. McAvoy, stated: We are so pleased to be in our now 45th 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 ongoing 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, Dr. John R. Walters and Ms. Jane Donlon Waters.

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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