VCMRF Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

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SAVE THE DATE for the 31st Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards Celebration!

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024


(click the link above to enlarge the 2024 event save the date)




The 30th Annual Leo Tauber, MD & David Fainer, MD Awards was held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Rancho Santa Clara del Norte (the Lloyd-Butler Ranch).  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, demonstrated they exemplify Dr. Tauber and Dr. Fainer's ideals of generosity, excellence, and integrity.  


We want to thank 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 on this event without 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.  VCMRF is here to help medical hospice and in-home support agencies with resources to provide patient care and free dental and vision services for low-income children & seniors.

31st Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards "Aloha, Welcome to the Party!"


Deserving recipients of the 2024 Leo Tauber, MD & David Fainer, MD Awards include:

  • Hospital Physician: David Crownover, MD, OB-GYN
  • Community Physician: Robert Buckingham, MD, FACP
  • Nurse: Elena Gomez, RN, MSN, PHN
  • Trailblazer Award: Roy Schneider, Esq.
  • Nonprofit Service Award: Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Professional: Dr. Mike Rodriguez
  • Vision Care Specialist: John Davidson, MD
  • Community Service Award: Steve Frank
  • Oral Health Care Specialist: Dr. Jessica Goldenberg Dunne
  • Allied Health Professional: Jeffrey Venable, PTA   

Nomination Form

To nominate a deserving health care provider for the 2024 event, please fill out the form below and return it to VCMRF:
Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Nomination Form  (nominations are now closed)


Past Honorees

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

Tauber & Fainer, MD Past Award Recipients List

Dr. Jack Halpin Obituary  - Past Honoree 

James Lloyd-Butler Obituary - Donor

Connie Baer Obituary - Past Board Member 


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To watch the 2020 Virtual Event, just CLICK one of the links below:





To view a past event program, click on a link below: 


2023 Event Program 

2022 Event Program 

2021 Event Program 

2020 Event Program

2019 Event Program