Development | Advances 2021



Your tax-deductible gifts help provide mental health treatment and supportive services to more than 22,300 low-income individuals and families and those experiencing homelessness in Southern California every year. Our goal is to grow our services to help even more people in need.

Matching Gifts

When you make a donation, your gift may be matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Many employers will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. Visit to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts allow you to manage your affairs, save taxes and benefit your heirs while supporting Pacific Clinics. Making a bequest to Pacific Clinics is a simple way to ensure we are able to serve future generations. You can name Pacific Clinics as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, financial account, or fund a charitable gift annuity that may provide you with tax benefits. Learn more by contacting our Development Department at 626-254-5057 or

Gifts of Stock

When you gift stock that you have owned longer than one year, you are entitled to an income tax deduction for the full value of the asset, not just the amount you paid for it. All capital gains that would be due on the sale are avoided. You can use the profits from your investment to reduce the amount of income tax you might owe. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has substantially appreciated in value. Learn more at


Crisis Relief Fund

We are pleased to announce that Pacific Clinics’ COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund – created to support our agency during the coronavirus pandemic – exceeded our $50,000 goal and resulted in donations exceeding $237,000! We could not have accomplished this without the support of our loyal donors, partners and community members. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity to support our efforts to ease the burden on children, youth and families during this unprecedented time.

Champions of Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to acclimate to a different way of life, and Pacific Clinics has not been immune to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Last year’s annual Champions of Mental Health celebration was cancelled, but was anticipated to raise more than $400,000 to support our agency’s core programs and client support services. We are pleased to share that our corporate and philanthropic sponsors honored their financial commitment for the cancelled event, helping us raise $220,000 and assisting Pacific Clinics in meeting its budgeted charitable income goal for the fiscal year.

Housing Renovation in Los Angeles

Pacific Clinics recently completed the renovation of Rampart House, a transitional housing facility that offers a welcoming environment for intensive support services to 28 men experiencing homelessness and living with mental illness who receive intensive support services. Built in 1937, the 5,786-square-foot home was renovated to include energy-efficient windows, new kitchen and restroom fixtures, improved accessibility with a wheelchair lift and a fresh coat of paint. The near $500,000 renovation project was funded through generous grants provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Watch our film about the renovation:

Meet Michele Hamlett

Michele Hamlett has been named Chair of Pacific Clinics’ Resource Development Committee. As the Chair, Michele serves as the volunteer leader of the Committee working to implement a comprehensive development strategy in collaboration with the vice president of advancement and the CEO, while also encouraging committee members to take an active role in fundraising initiatives. The Resource Development Committee acts in an advisory capacity and assists in the planning and organizing of fundraising efforts and related activities, while also helping to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the agency.

Michele has been a Pacific Clinics Board Member since 2019 and has served as a member at large of the Resource Development Committee since November 2019.

Michele is the chief operating officer at Retirement Choices of California. She has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and is highly skilled in the areas of portfolio management, risk management, banking, business development and strategic planning. Michele has served in a variety of managerial roles for Goldman Sachs, UBS Wealth Management, Wedbush Morgan Securities and JPMorgan Chase.


The Center at Sierra Health Foundation funded the launch of a new virtual telehealth platform in the amount of $200,000. The platform, MeU Care (MeU), is an all-in-one telehealth and communication tool that can be easily accessed via mobile device or computer and will improve mental health outcomes by helping clients to remain connected in between visits.

The platform allows for virtual screenings, ongoing counseling and therapy sessions for clients facing multiple physical and behavioral health challenges, successfully addressing issues of both quarantine and care. Ultimately, the platform is designed to improve Pacific Clinics’ clinical practice, ensure HIPAA compliance, and operate as a long-term telehealth service delivery system.


Pacific Clinics is honored to recognize the remarkable generosity of the donors who have supported our mission.

Philanthropic partners are the foundation of our work, creating a legacy of support and empowering our highly trained and expert team members to deliver quality mental health and substance use disorder services by building on people’s strengths.

Your contributions allow us to provide life-changing services to the thousands of clients we serve each and every day.

Our major funders list recognizes donors who made one-time gifts of $5,000 or more as of January 1, 2020. Thank you for your extraordinary investment and dedication to Pacific Clinics.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Berenice Roth Spalding Family Foundation
Blue Shield of California
Gregory Bowman, EdD
Community Foundation of the Verdugos
Richard M. Dominguez
East West Bank
Epic Insurance Brokers
Everychild Foundation
May S. Farr Dr(hc)
Great American Insurance Group
H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
Joell Partners
Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.)
Louise Laraway Teal Foundation
Molina Health of CA
Revolution Office
RPS Monument, LLC
Sierra Health Foundation
Stephanie Shumny
The Ahmanson Foundation
The Green Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation
The Sikand Foundation
Gayle M. Whittemore and Alexandra Glickman

Pacific Clinics is grateful to the following donors for contributing in-kind gifts including household and school supplies, clothing, books and other essential items for our clients in need.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
Shelter Partnership, Inc.
The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
World Central Kitchen