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For over three decades, the Memorial Foundation has partnered with the community to develop comprehensive, innovative solutions and new models of care to address the primary health needs of our neighbors.

Together, through your charitable contributions, we can take action to ensure that the latest technologies, therapies, and treatments are pursued to advance cancer care, impact children’s health, and support end-of-life programs in an effort to build and maintain a healthy Yakima.

Your gift is not a contribution to the Memorial Foundation; it’s an investment in the future of health care services that are made available to you and your loved ones right here, at home, in Yakima.

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Meet the Team

Erin Black


Claudia Gonzalez

Director of Operations

Mary Lynne Brewington

Senior Relationship Officer

Tiffini Hawkins

Children's Miracle Network & Corporate Partnership Officer

Ashley Johnson

Donor Services Specialist

Lindy Kollman

Community Engagement Officer

Heather Loyd

Program Coordinator

Josh Munson

Relationship Officer

Zujey Rosales

Financial Analyst

Barb Sperry

Development Specialist

Executive Committee

Robert G. Price

Board Chair

Doug Ellison

Board Vice Chair

Bruce Heiser

Immediate Past Board Chair

Jean Pryor


Cheryl Smith

Allocations Chair

Leanne Antonio

Nominating Chair

Board Members

Leanne Antonio

West Campbell

Maria D. Cuevas

Bill Dolsen

Jennifer Hunter

Rick Linneweh

Carol Loudon

Timothy Melhorn, MD

Tressa Mercy

Michael Moen

Jocelyn Pedrosa, MD

Cheryl Smith

Caroline Sundquist

Bob Price

Jean Pryor

Bruce Heiser

Tom Stokes

Doug Ellison

Dave Hargreaves

Tammy Buyok

MYM President and Ex-officio member

Emeritus Members

Darrell Blue

Anne Caffrey

CEO Emeritus

Lee Callarman

Judi Gilmore

Marie Halverson

Mary Jo Perez

Patricia Temple

Anne Willis

James Haven, MD

Dolores Desserault

Royal Keith

Frequently Asked Questions

The Memorial Foundation is the supporting foundation for MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital. It is a publicly supported organization, doing business as an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Foundation raises funds through strategic planning and goal setting. To fulfill our mission, we seek charitable donations from the community and from other foundations. We then direct those funds to health care services and education to benefit our whole community.

Yes! All gifts are used as the donor directs and in support of creating a healthy community in support of our local families, friends and neighbors.

The Memorial Foundation raises funds to support multiple programs throughout MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital. As steward of the funds raised, the Memorial Foundation's Board of Trustees (a volunteer board of community members) approves program allocations in September of each year, for funding in the next fiscal year (Jan 1 - Dec 31).

They carefully review each application for funding are carefully reviewed and work with hospital administrators are involved to explore all options for funding sources before determining our ability or appropriateness to fund requests.

89% of total donations are used to support local health care programs and services. Click here and see for yourself!

An independent auditor analyzes our books each year. Our corporate tax form 990 is filed each year with the IRS. You are welcome to review it here.

No. We pay sales tax on all products and services we purchase.

The Memorial Foundation provides funding for programs and services provided by MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital. We are not able to provide funding/assistance on an individual basis.

Please contact the Business Services office at 509-575-8255 if your medical service was provided by a Memorial Family of Services partner for financial assistance.

Check out our Get Involved page and review our Raising Funds section.

Check out our Get Involved page for tons of ideas and suggestions! You can also signup for our newsletter or make a direction donation.

Thank You, Sponsors!