Purpose

Board of Directors

  • Toby Scott, President
    • (805) 289-3960
  • Ron Hurd, Secretary
    • (805) 684-5838
  • Chuck Cassy, Director
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  • Bryon Wilson, Director
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The Western Lions Ear Foundation was established to coordinate Western Lions' financial support to organizations who's main purpose is the research and treatment of ear and hearing problems. The initial project of the Western Lions Ear Foundation is the Western Lions Ear Foundation Fund at the House Ear Institute. This Fund was established in 1996 by the transfer of $247,000 from the Western Lions Ear Foundation to the House Ear Institute. The Foundation proposed that they would add to the Fund annually with the intent to build the corpus to $1,000,000.

The Western Lions Foundation Fund is treated as an endowment fund with the earnings being designated annually to a project selected from a list suggested by the research staff of the House Ear Institute. The Fund is currently supporting research in molecular biology.

The House Ear Institute has named the Western Lions Ear Foundation Children's Research Wing in honor of the support provided by the Foundation.