Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation

How You Can Help Support the Cottage Emergency Response Fund

Your gift directly supports immediate efforts to care for patients and protect healthcare teams across Cottage Health. Thank You for partnering with us to respond to this evolving pandemic and ensure we can provide the highest level of care to our communities in the weeks and months ahead.

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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 technology, family assistance fund and the Restorative Garden. Ensuring that GVCH will continue to have state-of-the-art medical technology is a major focus of the Foundation's priorities.

In addition, helping families facing financial crisis due to hospitalization or treatment is a new and compelling priority for the Foundation Trustees. Lastly, the Restorative Garden will enhance the healing environment at GVCH.

2020 Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation Board

  • Eric Seale, Board Chair
  • Peter Brown, Vice-Chair
  • Tony Vallejo, Treasurer
  • Anne Pazier, Secretary
  • Jim Knight, Immediate Past Board Chair
  • Kirsten Deshler
  • Mark Ingalls
  • Donna Lewis, Ed.D.
  • Antoinette McCauley
  • John McFadden
  • Martin Plourd
  • Julio Soares, MD
  • Jack Turney

Emergency Response Fund

Close up photo of 4 Cottage nurses wearing personal protective equipment

Give to the Cottage Emergency Response Fund: Gifts to this fund will support comprehensive emergency care and preparedness; allow us to acquire vital equipment and supplies needed to care for patients and to protect and support our healthcare workers and our community; and provide maximum flexibility to help us respond to this evolving pandemic.

Medical Supply Donations

N95 Masks and Medical Supplies

Based on market supply availability and projected usage, Cottage anticipates supply challenges for protective equipment including: medical goggles, face shields, protective masks and gowns.