About RRH Development Foundation

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.

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.

Fundraising Projects

RRH is currently fundraising to support the purchase of an Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS).

 

This fundraising project is personal, because breast cancer is personal to so many of us. Some of the stories that our patients and staff have shared are close to home and some are, unfortunately, painful.  But, please know that your reasons matter to us and they have made our determination to accomplish this goal even stronger.

Stacie Fisher, pictured here, is a breast cancer survivor and a Resource Nurse in the Outpatient Pavilion at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.  When we asked Stacie if we could share her inspirational story with you, she was quick to respond with a yes.  In fact, her response was that she would be honored to help us with our fundraising efforts.

You see, Stacie understands the importance of early detection of breast cancer.  Stacie’s breast cancer was caught early because she went in for her regular mammogram.

Tragically, this may not be the case for women with dense breast tissue.  Remember, women with high breast density are 4-5 times more likely to get breast cancer than women with low breast density and the mammogram alone may not detect cancer in these women.

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.

Ways to Give

 

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.

AmazonSmile

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile Purchases to RRH Development Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  For more information, click the link below

In 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.

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.

Contact RRH Development Foundation

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

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.

We’re open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Please call in advance to ensure that we are in the office.

Office Location: 105 E. Sydnor St, Suite 201, Ridgecrest, CA  93555.

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

 

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