Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation - Pink Ribbon CommitteePink Ribbon Committee (left to right): Tresha Sell, Barbara Anderson, Gerry Shepherd, Doris Holzheu, Pam Gnekow, Puck Erickson Lohnas, Judith Dale, Becky Christenson, June Martin. Not Pictured: Kate Firestone, Linda Johansen, Lana Clark.

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Call 805-691-9509 for more details about Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation. You may also choose to download the SYVCH Foundation 2019 Report to the Community.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) provides medical excellence our community can count on. Strong philanthropic support has allowed the Hospital to stay financially stable while also supporting excellence in patient care. But the pursuit of excellence is never done.

We are writing today to invite you to help support our ongoing Patient Care Program and our newest priority—the 3D Mammography Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that the residents of our community have access to the most effective breast cancer screening technology. To date, we have raised $450,000 toward the $500,000 goal—with $50,000 in funding still needed!

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women, after skin cancer. The best protection is early detection.

“Had 3D mammography been available to me, my cancer would have been detected two years sooner. I’m proud to be supporting the effort to bring 3D Mammography to our Santa Ynez Valley. This equipment will be life changing for both women and men in our community.” — Pam Gnekow

Please join the Pink Ribbon Committee by making a generous donation today to support 3D Mammography and the next level of advanced technology in breast care diagnosis to our community.

Make a Difference for Santa Ynez Valley

  • You can donate to the Santa Ynez 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.
  • Because we are a not-for-profit organization, all gifts are tax-deductible.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation
Board of Directors 2019

Charles "C.J." Jackson, President

Sid Goldstien, Vice President

Michael Sgobba, Treasurer
Lana Clark Schutz, Secretary
Allen Anderson
Jeff Cotter
Judith Dale

The Rev. Randall C.K. Day

Catherine Firestone

William J. Heringer, MD

Richard Nagler

Tresha Sell

Ernie Zomalt