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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 8, 2019


During the Foundation’s 2018/2019 grant year ending April 30, 2019, it presented grants totaling $411,500 to nineteen (19) Ventura County non-profit organizations for medical and health-related purposes benefiting residents of Ventura County. To date, the Foundation has awarded $13,307,621 in grants since giving began in 1976.

The following agencies have been awarded grants during the 2018/2019 grant cycle ending April 30, 2019:

Agency Grant Grant Funds to be Used for:
ACTION $2,000 for the purchase of building materials to build wheelchair ramps and install safety grab bars to improve safety and accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities
Andrea's Foundation $1,500 to address the unmet medical needs of individuals with a verified cancer diagnosis
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County $3,000 for the provision of direct services to individuals with tramatic brain injury through the care transitions program
Cancer Support Community $4,000 for cancer support, education and Hope Program
CareGivers Assisting the Elderly $4,000 for operational support
Casa Pacifica $3,500 to help subsidize the uncompensated costs of health services delivered through Casa Pacifica's on-campus Health Clinic
Catholic Charities $3,000 to support the OASIS Program in Ventura County
Conejo Free Clinic $10,000 for its operations and Dental Clinic
Free Clinic of Simi Valley $25,000 for operational support
Help of Ojai, Inc. $5,000 for its assistance fund
Hospice of the Conejo, Inc. $4,000 for operational support
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association $200,000 for its Subsidized Care Program
Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc. Ombudsman Program $12,000 for operational support
Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital, Inc. $5,000 for its Subsidized Care program
Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Ventura County, Inc. $2,000 for drug abuse counseling
Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc. $10,000 to provide preventative and diagnostic reproductive health services to the uninsured, underinsured, and to those unable to afford the cost of care in Ventura County. No funds from the Livingston Memorial Foundation may be used to pay for the costs of providing abortions or abortion-related services
Salvation Army, Oxnard/Port Hueneme Free Medical/Dental Clinic $2,500 for the provision of free dental services
St. John's Healthcare Foundation (Oxnard and Pleasant Valley) $10,000 to pay for the costs of providing free lung CT scan screenings to uninsured and underinsured individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of the test
Westminster Free Clinic $105,000 for operational support

Chairman of the Board, Laura K. McAvoy, stated: “We are in our forty-second 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 Board of Directors of the Livingston Memorial Foundation include Laura K. McAvoy, Esq., Ms. Kathleen F. Deutschman, Ms. Marcia Donlon, 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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