MCH Receives $86,700 Gift from the Estate of Karen Lee Ann Tiffin!
Gift of real estate results in huge donation to the hospital.

Mountains Community Hospital is excited to announce that it has received an incredible gift of $86,700 from the estate of Karen Lee Ann Tiffin. Karen passed away on November 13, 2020. She named MCH as the remainder beneficiary of her home on Burnt Mill Road in Lake Arrowhead. Karen’s close friend, trustee, and primary beneficiary of the home, Virginia Jordan, reached out to MCH to sell the property and split the proceeds. Michelle Calkins of Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty was the selling agent and she closed the sale of the home in less than a month!

Every year, improvements and new equipment purchases cost the hospital over $1,000,000. “This donation will go a long way towards helping the hospital keep pace with changing technology. We feel honored to be named in Karen’s trust and are so grateful for her generosity,” said Kim McGuire, Director of Community Development.

Karen, a philanthropist, giving to charities like TCC Family Health Children’s Center in Long Beach, was a part-time resident of Lake Arrowhead, where she would bring her dogs on various trips to get away from city life. As a customs broker in Long Beach, Karen was loved by her neighbors, friends, and of course, her pets. Later in her life, she became disabled, but she always kept alive her love for fine arts, humanities, and Lake Arrowhead.

This wonderful gift is a true example of how you too can create a lasting legacy for future generations by donating to the MCH Foundation through the creation of a bequest in your will or trust. This very simple instrument would save you a considerable tax expense during your lifetime and potentially relieve your family of a future tax burden. If you would like to explore this opportunity or have questions about leaving a planned gift, please contact Kim McGuire, Director of Community Development, at (909) 436-3263.