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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, 2017


During the Foundation’s 2016/2017 grant year ending April 30, 2017, it presented grants totaling $394,366 to twenty four (24) Ventura County non-profit organizations for medical and health-related purposes benefiting residents of Ventura County. To date, the Foundation has awarded $12,527,621 in grants since giving began in 1976.

 Chairman of the Board, Laura K. McAvoy, stated: “We are in our fortieth 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.”

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 following agencies have been awarded grants during the 2016/2017 grant cycle:

Agency Grant Grant Funds to be Used for:
Alzheimer's Association, California Coast Chapter $2,000 In support of the Family Services Program
American Diabetes Association $3,000 In support of the Diabetes Type 2 Prevention Camp
Andrea's Foundation $1,000 To support programs and activities for medical needs of residents of Ventura County
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County $3,000 For core operational support
Camarillo Hospice Corporation $3,000 To support programs assisting the terminally ill and bereavement support
CareGivers Assisting the Elderly $5,000 To provide volunteer support and assistance to at risk seniors
Coalition for Family Harmony $2,000 For medications and medical supplies for victims of violence or sexual assault
Conejo Free Clinic $7,500 For supplemental funding of patient lab tests and imaging and to support the launch of a new dental clinic
Free Clinic of Simi Valley $15,000 For core operational support
Help of Ojai, Inc. $3,000 In support of Community Assistance Program
Hospice of the Conejo, Inc. $3,000 In support programs assisting the terminally ill and bereavement support
Interface Children & Family Services $4,000 To train medical providers of women's health services to identify intimate partner violence and link victims to domestic violence resources
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association $180,000 In support of its Subsidized Care Program
Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc. Ombudsman Program $8,000 To support programs which ensure the health and safety of the elderly living in long-term care facilities
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California $3,000 To support the Emergency Assistance program for dental, vision, prescription and medical support
Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital, Inc. $3,000 Toward the actual costs of care care to low income residents
Ojai Valley Community Hospital $10,366 Toward the purchase of a Genesis Dual Cable Cross Machine and an EVO Combintation Unit
Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Ventura County, Inc. $1,000 To maintain substance abuse treatment, early intervention and prevention services
Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc. $6,000 In support of the Rita Solinas Assistance Fund
Salvation Army, Oxnard/Port Hueneme Free Medical/Dental Clinics $5,000 To provide free dental services to low-income residents of Ventura County at the Oxnard/Port Hueneme facility
Santa Barbara-Ventura Counties Dental Care Foundation $8,000 To support the Mobil Dental Clinic's provision of basic oral health education and dental treatment to pregnant women and mothers with infants
St. John’s Healthcare Foundation (Oxnard and Pleasant Valley) $20,000 To support the Women Under 40 Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center $1,500 For support of the Emotional Care and Counseling Program for low-income families
Westminster Free Clinic $97,000 For core operational support costs of the free medical clinic

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.

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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