Letter from Board Chair

It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as the Foundation’s Board Chairman.  Through the support of our dedicated Board members and the generosity of our donors, we strive to fund programs and services that truly enhance the end of life journey for patients and their loved ones throughout San Diego County.


The provision of hospice and palliative care is highly regulated and prescriptive and is typically paid for by the government or through insurance coverage.  It is a medical program, reimbursed to provide medical care, therefore, programs that call to the heart, nourish the spirit and provide therapeutic but non-medical interventions must be funded by other sources.  The LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation was created to address this need.   Whether through Aromatherapy, Pet Therapy, Healing Touch, Veterans Programs, Music & Memory or one of the many other programs we embrace, the Foundation seeks ways to recognize the uniqueness of each individual and provide support for them that eases their journey, speaks to the heart or fulfills their final wishes.


I hope that as you look through our website you will join us in celebrating the value of giving.  You can make a difference by participating in our special events, attending our educational programs, giving to our patient programs, volunteering or granting an end-of-life wish. 


Help us make a difference today!


Warmest regards,

Jill Mendlen,

Board Chairman