As it celebrates 40 years of philanthropy, the nonprofit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation has announced this year’s members of its board of directors and its officers.
They are Charles “C.J.” Jackson, president; Sid Goldstien, vice president; Lana Clark, secretary; and Kathleen Campbell, treasurer, with returning directors Barbara Anderson, Jeff Cotter, Judith Dale, The Rev. Dr. Randall Day, Kate Firestone, Dr. William Heringer, Rich Nagler, Tresha Sell and Ernie Zomalt.
Founded in 1978, the foundation has a mission to develop, manage and channel financial support on behalf of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, serving not only to protect but also to enhance the hospital as a valuable community asset.
In 40 years, the foundation has raised an impressive $32 million to support many hospital initiatives.
With strong community support, the foundation completed an $8 million drive in 2002-04 to establish an endowment fund for long-term needs, and a $7 million building campaign in 2007-2009 to make state-mandated seismic upgrades and a rebuilding that culminated in the rededication of the hospital in May 2015.
The foundation is now seeking donations to its Patient Care Fund to meet equipment and program needs to enhance patient care. Donations are also being sought for the foundation’s unrestricted fund, which can be used for in various ways to support the hospital.
Tax-deductible donations to the foundation can be made online, over the phone, or by mail. For more specific information, call Foundation Administrator June Martin at 805-691-9509 or by mail at SYVCH Foundation 2050 Viborg Road, Solvang, CA 93463; or visit www.cottagehealth.org/donate-syvchf.