The Pioneers Memorial Hospital Foundation is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable corporation. Our mission is to advance the delivery of state-of-the-art health care in a loving, compassionate, patient and family-centered environment. It is through the solicitation, receipt, and prudent administration of gifts from corporations, private foundations, and grant making entities, creative and entertaining fundraising events, individual donations from members of the community including PMHD staff, that we can fulfill our mission.
"The Spirit and Will to Give"
The Foundation was organized in 1981 by Dr. Robert Chapman, Barbara Cox, Lawrence Dahm, Phyllis Dillard, Neal Jack, Sherman Smith, Louise Willey, and Jeannie Willaims. This group began the Foundation to provide supplemental financial resources for the betterment of facilities, services, and programs for our hospital. Ida Vonderahe donated startup funds as a memorial to her late husband Charles.
The Foundation was incorporated in 1982 with the goal of raising funds to expand the emergency and surgical units, and to build a new intensive care unit. After extensive outreach and generous support of individual, civic organizations, and businesses throughout the Imperial Valley, the Foundation reached the campaign goal of raising $500,000 to build a new Intensive Care Unit which still in active and vital use today. Since the incorporation of the Foundation, over $3.5 million in contributions have been received.