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The Foundation

About The Foundation

The Bear Valley Community HealthCare District Foundation was formed in December, 1996 as an ongoing source of fundraising and public relations for the HealthCare District. We are proud to work alongside our donors; volunteers; physicians and employees; and our friends in the community who have contributed significant resources over the years to help Bear Valley Community Hospital to achieve the vision “to be the premier provider of emergency medical and healthcare services in our Big Bear Valley”.


All gifts, and gifts-in-kind, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Tax ID# 33-0714985 501(c)3. Please use our convenient “Donate” button to make your contribution. We are grateful for the support we generously receive from the community and our donors; volunteers; physicians and employees; and our friends in the community who have contributed significant resources to achieve our mission to…”deliver the highest quality of healthcare to the residents of and visitors to Big Bear Valley through the most effective use of available resources”. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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1st Annual Foundation Golf Event!

Tree of Lights

Tree of Lights Foundation | Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

Give a special gift this year to a loved one!

Each year, on the second Saturday of November, a beautiful pine tree on the Hospital Campus is lit at dusk. Everyone is invited to purchase a symbolic light, in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. These names are read aloud at the ceremony.

Become Involved

For more information on the Hospital Foundation and how you can become more involved please contact either Holly Elmer or Laurie Wolfe, Co-Presidents at

Hospital Foundation Purpose

The primary focus of the Foundation is to generate charitable giving and to identify ways to use donations to improve and enhance the Healthcare District as it strives to provide more comprehensive medical care and emergency services for the Big Bear Valley.

Foundation Board Members

  • Holly Elmer, Co President –
  • Laurie Wolfe, Co-President
  • Lynda Lacayo, Co-Vice President
  • Katherine Blanc, Co-Vice President
  • Jana Bryant, Secretary
  • Ron Krueper, Treasurer


The Foundation donated $90,000 to the hospital in 2023, including $50,000 generously donated by Ann Petersen and Leslie Pam to specifically assist in the purchase of life-saving in-patient dialysis machines.

We are immensely grateful to Tony and Eeva Tamberchi, who donated $10,000 for two IV pumps.

Future Goal: a Mobile MRI in Big Bear!