VCMRF Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

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Save the Date for the 2021 Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards Celebration!


The Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation’s 28th Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards will be held will be held in TWO phases this year!


First, we will have a 5-day ONLINE AUCTION, where you can browse, bid & buy Silent & Dessert Auction Items: July 12-16, 2021 (registration is free)


Then, we will  have an awards luncheon on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the prestigious Lloyd-Butler Ranch, in a beautiful garden setting, to recognize outstanding community contributions by those directly involved in the delivery of health care in Ventura County.  


You and your guests will enjoy live music, a luncheon, awards ceremony, a live auction and program presentation.


Funds raised will help VCMRF continue to provide dental and vision care for low-income children and seniors, who rely on us to provide services and resources, to get them the access to care that they need.


For more information about VCMRF’s programs and services, click here:



Please contact our office to sponsor this event: Jessica@vcmrf.org / 805-641-9800 and/or click here to make a donation: https://VCMRF.givesmart.com



To watch last year's virtual event, just CLICK one of the links below:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VCMRF/live/ 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-7OijNoC9dA

To View the Event Program, click here: 2020 Event Program


The 27th Annual Leo Tauber, MD & David Fainer, MD Awards was held on Friday, November 6, 2020.  It was a virtual celebration of all the people and companies who have provided health care services during this challenging time.  The event recognized outstanding community contributions by those directly involved in the delivery of health care in Ventura County who, through professional, charitable, and public service activities, has demonstrated they exemplify Dr. Tauber and Dr. Fainer's ideals of generosity, excellence, and integrity.


A virtual event increases branding opportunities for your company and offers visibility to a much larger audience than a physical event. It is a great way for the audience to learn about your company and its community support.  The regular event hosts around 300 health care professionals from throughout Ventura County; however, with an online platform, we are hoping to reach many more this year. 


About the virtual event –

  • Hosted by Sean Patrick
    • From red carpets to conference stages, corporate parties to convention floors you can find Sean Patrick entertaining thousands all across the country at both Live and Virtual Events! The world’s biggest companies bring him in to make sure their events are above and beyond expectations. Disney, Google, Amazon, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and The NFL just to name a few!
  • Produced by Don Harper Productions
    • A Los-Angeles based film composer, songwriter, conductor, and arranger whose credits include films such as The Guardian, National Treasure, Training Day, Armageddon, The Rock, Twister, Broken Arrow, Assasins and Speed. Harper composed and conducted the music for Disney's direct-to-video releases The Lion King 1 ½  , Tarzan & Jane and Atlantis: Milo's Return. He also created the scores for the television series' The Magnificent Seven and The Twilight Zone, and the TV movie Houdini.
  • Letters from children and seniors who have received free services through our dental & vision health care programs read by prominent community leaders
    • Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub, Ventura County Board of Supervisor Bob Huber, Philanthropist, Bill Kearney & VCMRF Board Member, Moises Morales
    • Personal stories of their experiences, as donors to the programs, by Dr. Scott Packham & Dr. Jeremy Patelzick
  • Musical Entertainment by Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden
    • Sara is a singer/songwriter and actress based in Los Angeles. She has performed on Broadway, at Radio City Music Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry.  Snuffy is a musician/composer of film and television soundtracks, he is Emmy Award winner for the theme music to The West Wing, has been nominated for numerous Emmys throughout his career, and has received 26 BMI Awards.
  • Dinner & Dessert provided by DJ’s CA Catering & Nothing Bundt Cakes
    • Depending on sponsorship level, dinner is included, for PICK-UP only
    • $100/person (a portion of dinner proceeds benefit VCMRF)
    • Delivery Fee: Ventura +$35 / Santa Barbara/LA +$50

Featuring –  

  • Live Raffle Drawings! 
  • A 5-day online auction (silent/live/dessert) where guests can bid on items using their mobile devices – November 2-6, 2020

Lastly, our supportive sponsors and donors who continue to provide funds to help us carry out our mission "To improve, in partnership with others, access to needed health care for the most vulnerable and underserved residents of Ventura County.”  We could not put this event with you!


The late Leo Tauber, MD and David Fainer, MD, served as role models and mentors to many in the medical community.  Exemplary and empathetic professionals, Dr. Fainer and Dr. Tauber were known for their motto, “The secret of care of the patient is caring for the patient.”  The event is always a huge success.  The funds VCMRF raises touch many lives, and help support underserved children and families throughout Ventura County obtain access to health care services and programs, including dental and vision care services for vulnerable, low-income children and seniors in pain, and homeless outreach for those less fortunate.   






26th Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards "Night of Stars"


Deserving recipients of the 2019  Leo Tauber, MD and david Fainer, MD Awards include:


  • Hospital Physician: Scott R. Smith, MD
  • Community Physician: Sergio Neira, MD
  • Nurse: Irma Barona, RN
  • Community Service Award: Paul Lenderman
  • Oral Health Specialist: Jeremy Patelzick, DDS
  • Vision Care Specialist: Gary Jacobs, OD
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Professional: Pete Pringle, LCSW
  • Allied Health Professional: Carlos Juarez
  • Trailblazer Award: Richard A. Reisman, MD





Nomination Form

To nominate a deserving health care provider, please fill out the form below and return it to VCMRF:
2020 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Nomination Form 


Past Honorees

To see a list of past honorees, please see the document below:

Tauber & Fainer, MD Award Recipients