Bristol Hospice Foundation  of CA exists to raise awareness of hospice, promote compassionate services in the community, and ensure access to quality services for families in the Bristol Hospice service area, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages excellence in hospice care and other compassionate programs for families facing a life-limiting illness. Although most of the cost of hospice care is covered by insurance, some hospice families are uninsured or underinsured, so Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA steps in to assist. With relief from this financial burden, families can focus on their time together.

The goal of the Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA is to ensure families have access to hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay and is there to fill the gap for families who are uninsured or whose insurance benefits have run out. The foundation funding supports direct medical services to patients, spiritual and emotional support services for patients and their families, and a variety of community outreach and educational programs, including six sesssions of Kids Camp.

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Helen Keller

Foundation Board of Directors 2021

President:  Denise Boshers – Grade 6 Oil

Vice President:  Michele Cooper – San Joaquin Valley Mortgage

Secretary:  Kris Simpson – Komoto Pharmacy

Treasurer:  Shanna LeViner – Pro Safety and Rescue, Inc.


Board Member:  Jim LaMar – Greenlawn Funeral Homes

Board Member:  Theresa Olson – Keller Wiliams Realty

Board Member:  Suzi Beaty – Fidelity National Home Warranty

Board Member:  Jesus Soto – Kern River Holdings

Board Member:  Kim Van De Venter – Kern Medical

Foundation Director:  Cherie Shoemake