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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation

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Tanya Gonzales, C.F.R.E.
Development Officer

Since 1988, the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation has played a key role in promoting high-quality health care with a personal touch for the people in our community. We couldn’t do it without your gifts.

With the newly rebuilt Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, we have many reasons for thanks. The two-story hospital has more space for surgery and an Emergency Department that is twice as big as before. Our expanded Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management is another point of pride.

Looking to the Future

While the rebuilding was needed to meet earthquake standards, our foundation’s leaders saw it as an opportunity. They rallied the community to raise more than $14 million for the $124 million project so the Goleta Valley would have a first-rate hospital for many years to come.

Now the foundation’s focus is on the hospital’s Healing Arts and Restorative Garden Program. By placing artwork throughout the hospital and creating tranquil outdoor spaces, we will inspire, comfort and encourage healing. The program also celebrates the people and landscape of the Central Coast through the work of local artists.

Make a Difference for Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

  • You can donate to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation online, over the phone, or by mail.
  • There are several ways to give. That includes cash, securities, real estate, in your will and through an endowment. Some planned giving options offer you benefits as well.
  • We are a not-for-profit group. All gifts are tax-deductible.

2016 Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation Board

Lynda Nahra, Chair
Jim Knight, Vice Chair
Jean Smith, Treasurer
Susan Deacon, Secretary
Jean Blois
Peter Brown
Robert Fatch
Joanne Funari
Lawrence Harter, MD
Mark Ingalls
Jeff Kruthers
John McFadden
Anne Pazier
Eric Seale
Jack Turney, Auxiliary President; Member at Large
Craig Zimmerman