Philanthropy at a Glance

Medical excellence is never-ending. We continue to focus our efforts on keeping pace with the latest medical advancements and further enhancing our patients’ healthcare experience with new programs and services.

The loyal members of our donor community help make it possible for us to provide the high quality healthcare our community deserves and has come to expect from Sansum Clinic. We are so grateful for their ongoing support which has enabled us to:

  • Build the Foothill Medical & Surgical Center and Elings Eye Center at the intersection of Foothill Road and Highway 154.
  • Build the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, a world-class regional diagnostic, treatment and research center, in partnership with the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara which will celebrate its three year anniversary in September.
  • Establish a Pain Management Department that takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treating all kinds of acute or chronic pain.
  • Establish a Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Program to enhance the quality of life for patients who are being treated for a serious illness by addressing their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
  • Double the size of our Urgent Care department, expanded hours to 8am to 7pm every day, and initiated same-day appointments to better meet patients’ needs.
  • Expand our Primary Care capacity at our Clinic at 215 Pesetas Lane, and increase our medical staff to include 64 primary care physicians.
  • Recruit 36 physicians, over the last decade, through shared-appreciation home loans as part of the Physician Housing Program supported by Sansum Clinic’s Lovelace Fund for Medical Excellence, resulting in a medical staff of more than 140 specialists in more than 50 specialties and service lines. 
  • Modernize our facilities to enhance the patient experience at the Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Allergy Departments on Hitchcock Way; Obstetrics and Gynecology on Pueblo Street and the Oncology Department in Solvang.
  • Purchase three mammogram machines and the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System that provides advanced breast screening.
  • Purchase an emergency generator at Pesetas Lane as part of Santa Barbara’s Emergency Preparedness Program.
  • Establish the Prescription Navigator Program, a pharmacist-led medication therapy management program that ensures the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by patients.
  • Advance the level of surgical care available in our community through Sansum Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery Education Program that has brought eight national and one international expert to our community for one week each year since 2012. 
  • Create an education fund to provide clinical and non-clinical staff with unique personal and professional development opportunities that will expand their value within the Clinic and create a stronger and more dynamic platform for healthcare delivery.
  • Establish the Women’s Health Initiative to bring greater focus to the special healthcare needs of women. Fifty-six percent of the Clinic’s patients are women.
  • Continue providing a specialized week-long camp for kids with asthma.
  • Provide the underserved residents of our community who have no health insurance with free diagnostic services and colonoscopy screenings through our partnership with the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
  • Provide free eye care to the underserved residents of our community with no health insurance through our partnership with SEE International. n Offer Health Education Programs free or at a nominal fee. 

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to healthcare in an era of diminishing insurance reimbursements, our commitment to providing exceptional care will rely, increasingly, on the generosity of our donors.

We are truly grateful for every gift we receive, no matter the amount. Your support contributes to good health for everyone.

You are an important partner in our current and future success. Working together we can continue to better serve you, our patients and the community.

For information on how you can support Sansum Clinic or the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center please contact:


Dru A. Hartley 
Director of Philanthropy
Sansum Clinic 
P.O. Box 1200, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1200 
(805) 681-7726 • dhartley@sansumclinic.org • sansumclinic.org/donate-now


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