Campaign for Our New Cancer Center

btn-donate-now-ccOn August 19, Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic and Rick Scott, President of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, announced the public phase of the “Campaign for Our New Cancer Center” – an effort to raise $38 million for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art home for Ridley-Tree, which will ensure exceptional cancer care is available for patients in our community now and in the future.

The silent phase of the campaign began in June 2015 and quickly surpassed expectations with more than $33 million raised as of August 19, 2016.

Coinciding with the opening of the new building in fall of 2017, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara will officially be re-named Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in honor of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s leadership role and her generous support of the new Cancer Center totaling more than $10.73 million. 

The new Cancer Center building is set to open in Fall 2017.

Campaign Launch and Topping Off Ceremony

The final steel beam of the new Ridley-Tree Cancer Center was bolted in place before a crowd of 200 on August 19, 2016. This exciting event memorialized a vision that began with the Cancer Center’s trustees in 1999.

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Special thanks to the long-term vision and generosity of lead donors to the campaign, who have contributed gifts of $1 million and above:

  • Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Cottage Health
  • Jim & Wendy Drasdo
  • Hugh & Hunter Foster Family
  • Judy & Jeff Henley
  • Morrie & Irma Jurkowitz
  • Bill & Nancy Kimsey
  • Lillian Lovelace
  • Dr. Nancy O’Reilly & Daughters Lauren, Leigh & Ragan
  • Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • Sansum Clinic
  • Maryan Schall
  • Elaine Stepanek Foundation, Trust & Estate
  • The Wolf Family Foundation

How You Can Help

We invite you to join us in this rare opportunity to ensure the best cancer care is available in our community. Naming opportunities are available in recognition of gifts ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000. A complete list of opportunities is available upon request.