Dr. A. Richard Grossman (1933-2014)
Dr. A. Richard Grossman, a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who four decades ago pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients in Sherman Oaks and established what became the nation’s largest private burn-treatment center, has died. He was 81.
The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation was founded in December 2013 to serve local communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, The Foundation will be located in Thousand Oaks, CA and expects to be fully operational by April 30, 2014.
The Foundation plans to invest in local community groups and resources where its funds will have the greatest impact. Requests for Funding will be by invitation only, and all grants will be carefully monitored for efficacy. The Foundation made its first grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Conejo Valley in February 2014.
Foundation Board Members Elizabeth Rice Grossman and Lon Morton have a long history in the investment and asset management sectors, and they will lead the Foundation’s due diligence efforts with respect to future grants to local non-profit organizations. Board members Bev Gilmore and Roxanna “Rocky” Morton will lead the Foundation’s efforts to identify opportunities for investment in local health care resources. The Foundation expects to name two additional Board members by the end of the second quarter, 2014.
The Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation is the successor in interest to the Circle of Care Burn Foundation, which voted to divide itself into two separate entities in December 2013.