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Leah B. Dowty

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Leah B. Dowty

Hazel Hawkins Hospitals Foundation
health of San Benito County residents
charitable donations to hospitals
allocating monetary donations to hospital programs and facilities


Leah B. Dowty is director of the Hazel Hawkins Hospitals Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization providing financial resources to support the health care activities of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and Hazel Hawkins Convalescent Hospitals in San Benito County. Founded in 1978 and under the leadership of a 20-member board of trustees, the Hazel Hawkins Hospitals Foundation works to help meet the specific health care needs of the people of the San Benito County region. The foundation provides a range of charitable gift opportunities for individual and family donors, business and corporate entities and other philanthropic organizations. Gifts to the foundation support patient care, building and equipment needs, and health care education.

911 Sunset Drive
Hollister  California  95023
United States
Office Phone: 
(831) 636-2653
Office Fax: 
(831) 636-2654


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