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Gratitude Changes Everything

About Us

Providing excellent care for our community is a responsibility Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has taken seriously for more than 50 years, that’s why the RRH Development Foundation is proud to partner with our community to secure funds and resources necessary to support the hospital’s mission and values far into the future.

The RRH Development Foundation has adopted “GRATITUDE changes EVERYTHING” as the guiding principle for our philanthropic efforts.  We truly believe Ridgecrest Regional Hospital offers so many reasons for us to be grateful, and grateful giving can improve the health of our community.  Whether you’re an outpatient or an inpatient, you will experience the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital goal of providing you with the highest quality health care in a warm and compassionate environment.  The RRH Development Foundation is asking you to follow our lead and consider, what are you grateful for?  When you find your reason, use that gratitude to inspire giving back to our hospital, our healthcare system, and our community.

We understand the importance of community support for our hospital and healthcare system and we hope that you will consider how you might partner with us to support Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.  We believe that every gift is special, regardless of the amount.  100% of your contribution will be used for the expansion of hospital services, including new equipment, new facilities and new services for our community.


Learn More About the Development Foundation

We welcome your calls and inquiries. We are always glad to discuss your potential involvement as a foundation member or in helping support the efforts of the RRH Development Foundation.

Tamara Tilley, Executive Director

(760) 499-3955 or tamara.tilley@rrh.org

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RRH Development Foundation, established in 2013, is a non-profit corporation as provided under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with state and federal tax regulations.  All funds raised by RRH Development Foundation provide direct support to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.  We do not provide funding for outside organizations or events.

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Giving Back


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Ways to Give

Give in a Way That Works For You

Your gift is extremely important because it provides resources that make a meaningful difference to our patients and their families, as well as to our physicians, nurses, and staff – to everyone that cares for you. Thank you for doing what you can to help us help you, your family and friends.

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Cash When you make a cash donation, you qualify for a tax deduction of up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Excess deductions can be carried over for up to five years after the year of the gift.

Appreciated Stock or Mutual Fund Shares Charitable gifts of stock provide you with a tax deduction of the full market value (for shares held more than one year), and capital gains taxes on the appreciated asset are avoided. For gifts of appreciated securities, you may qualify for a charitable deduction of 30% of your adjusted gross income.

Bequests in a Will or Living Trust To provide for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation through your will, living trust or charitable remainder trust, you will need the tax identification number, legal name and mailing address. This information will be provided by contacting the RRH Development Foundation office.

Retirement Accounts or U.S. Savings Bonds By naming Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA or savings bonds, income taxes are avoided and the value of the gift qualifies as an estate tax deduction.

Charitable Remainder Trusts Charitable remainder trusts provide a means to receive an immediate income tax deduction, income for life and a meaningful gift to the Development Foundation at death or at the end of the term of the trust.

Matching Gifts Some employers have matching gift programs that will match your gift to RRH Development Foundation. Please check with your employer.

Grateful Patient and Tribute Giving
Scientific research is now showing that expressing gratitude promotes greater emotional well-being and physical health. Our Grateful Patient Program is a one way to express your gratitude and say thank you to a doctor, nurse, technician or volunteer who cared for you in a time of need. Through this program, you can make a difference at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital while recognizing someone that made a difference in your life, or the life of a loved one.

A tribute gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or special friend is an especially meaningful way to remember the past while creating a better future for healthcare at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Memorial gifts are always unique tribute that may be considered in lieu of flowers.

Gerbera-Transparent inverted

Tribute gifts are acknowledged with a keepsake silk gerbera daisy (for a gift of $35 or more) or (for a gift of any amount) with a card to the person or to the family of the person in whose name the gift is made. (Please be sure to provide address information.) Our notifications never include the amount of the gift. Donations that provide opportunities to place names on the Tree of Life and Children’s Kingdom displays in the hospital continue to be available as long as space remains.

Annual Fund Giving
The Annual Fund is an opportunity to donate to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation to provide sustained, ongoing support for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Establishing an affordable, regular donation schedule can enable the Development Foundation and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital to fulfill their missions. Please feel free to contact us for information about our current Annual Fund campaign.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospice Services
Ridgecrest Regional Hospice is committed to providing a team of professionals for caring support, pain and symptom management, and assistance with final preparations related to a terminal illness. A gift designated to support Ridgecrest Regional Hospice Services will that these services will always be available…whenever and for whomever they are needed. Your gift will provide hope, care, help and comfort to the families of our community.



Why Giving Matters

Across the country, non-profit hospitals are moving from a nice-to-have relationship with their hospital foundation, to a more structured, must-have partnership. These are challenging times in healthcare and having a successful fundraising partner is now a critical component for the non-profit community hospital, and for Ridgecrest.

Your gift is an opportunity to affect the lives around you. Whether you are remembering a loved one, showing your gratitude for a hard-working caregiver, or putting state-of-the-art equipment into the hands of a local physician, your gift to the RRH Development Foundation and your gratitude will make a lasting impression! We are honored to serve as the community’s philanthropic partner in providing the support necessary to ensure that Ridgecrest Regional Hospital remains a center of excellence in our community.



News and Events


Spring 2014

Winter 2015


2015 Employee Giving Campaign

What is Gratitude?

In Praise of Gratitude



Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the RRH Development Foundation.  Our office is located across the street from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital at 105 E. Sydnor St., Suite 201 (2nd floor), Ridgecrest, CA  93555.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Please call in advance to ensure that we are in the office.

Mailing Address:  1081 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA  93555

Phone: (760) 499-3955 | Fax: (760) 446-2254 | Email: Tamara.Tilley@rrh.org



Good Stewardship

We take seriously our responsibility to contributors and to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital to be wise stewards of funds entrusted to us. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Gift Designation

Your donation will provide for the greatest need of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Under the direction of the RRH Board of Directors, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital retains complete control over the use and distribution of donated funds in furtherance of its mission.

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