Keeping Support Local

Since 1989, The Memorial Foundation has served our valley by bringing community leaders together to transform local healthcare. 

Through generous community support, The Memorial Foundation works to sustain local healthcare.

  • Improving Children’s Health
  • Advancing Cancer Care
  • Supporting End-of-Life Care
  • Improving Access to Care

The Memorial Foundation is commited to the Yakima community.  Below are a few of our local board members who continue to serve and who have found commitment for a healthy Yakima.

FOUND Commitment

Bruce Heiser

Bruce Heiser – Board Member

As a founding member of The Memorial Foundation, Bruce Heiser found COMMITMENT within The Memorial Foundation in his desire to make Yakima a better place to live.  He’s especially proud of the important work of North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, a state-of-the-art facility offering excellent cancer care in a beautiful and welcoming environment – right here in Yakima.

FOUND Connection

Jenny Hunter Falk

Jenny Hunter Falk – Board Member

Jenny Hunter Falk is passionate about the support The Memorial Foundation provides to Children’s Village, a specialized facility for children with unique healthcare needs.  Jenny found CONNECTION in helping develop and lead Friends of the Village, which acts as a bridge between Children’s Village and the Yakima community. 

FOUND Courage

Carol Loudon

Carol Loudon – Board Member

After losing two family members, Carol Loudon found Courage to follow her passion and offer her service to Cottage in the Meadow, which provides special hospice care in a home-like environment, offering comfort and education to families.

FOUND Purpose

Doug Ellison

Doug Ellison – Board Member

Doug Ellison’s father was a doctor in the Valley with a passion for putting patients’ needs first.  Following suit, Doug found PURPOSE volunteering and spearheading new initiatives at The Memorial Foundation.  He is proud of The Memorial Foundation’s involvement in Children’s Village, serving children with special healthcare needs – right here in Yakima.

Meet Our Team

Our team is dedicated to working with our community to continue The Memorial Foundation's legacy of advancing healthcare throughout Yakima.

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Meet Our Board

Our volunteer board is committed to ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare within our community through The Memorial Foundation's mission and vision.

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Our Initiatives

By assessing our community's needs, The Memorial Foundation has focused on four primary healthcare initiatives to improve the overall health of our community.

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Keeping Support Local

Your contributions benefit the advancement and sustainment of quality healthcare in our community - always have, and always will.

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