A pre-war car collector and former building materials executive, Charles Goodman has served in a number of positions in and around San Francisco. Notably, Charles “Charlie” Goodman raised over $500,000 for San Francisco’s Hospice By The Bay as chairman emeritus of the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance.
The second-oldest hospice in the country, Hospice By The Bay was founded in 1975 as Hospice of Marin. Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, it is dedicated to caring for families, patients, and other members of its community and has signed the Spectrum Pledge for LGBT Equality. A nonprofit organization, Hospice By The Bay provides a wide range of services, including pediatric and advance care planning.
Able to care for children from newborns to teenagers, Hospice By The Bay has social workers, home health aides, and spiritual support counselors, among others on its staff. The hospice can also help parents deal with high-risk pregnancies and provide either in-home or facility aid for youths in need of care. For patients in need of advance care planning, the hospice hosts a number of free seminars on subjects ranging from estate planning to information on future health care decisions.