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.
Hospice By The Bay is a nonprofit organization and a leading provider of hospice care, palliative care, and grief counseling for communities in the San Francisco Bay region. Founded in 1975 in Marin County as the first hospice established in California, today Hospice By The Bay is an extensive network of professional caregivers and health care experts, whose mission is to provide medical support, emotional support, dignity, and independence for people coping with the loss of a loved one and those with end-of-life health care needs. Serving people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status, the team at Hospice By The Bay includes medical doctors, nurses, home health aides, spiritual counselors, and therapists. The charity is licensed by the state of California, certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal, and fully accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program. In 2011, Hospice By The Bay cared for nearly 2,100 terminally ill patients, 790 individuals in need of emotional support, 53 children and teens, and over 7,300 family members.
About the Author:
Charles Goodman is a San Francisco Bay Area business owner and the former Chairman of the Marin-Sonoma Concours d’Elegance, a fund raising group of automobile enthusiasts. Through Concours d’Elegance car shows and motoring events, Charles Goodman has raised nearly $500,000 for Hospice By The Bay in recent years.