The Ambassador Program is annual giving program and the premier support organization of the Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Our strong partnership with the community has always been at the heart of Torrance Memorial.

When Torrance Memorial opened its doors in 1925, the community began a tradition of excellence and commitment that continues to this day. Because of this tradition, the Ambassadors Program was founded over 40 years ago. It supports a continuum of services with a goal of helping individuals restore and regain their independence, while improving the overall quality of their lives.

A Vital Link to the Community

Ambassadors are physicians, volunteers and community residents dedicated to promoting and financially contributing to the medical center. Their philanthropic support contributes to the health programs enjoyed by many South Bay, Harbor and Peninsula residents each day.

Ambassadors Support

Burn Center

A certified Burn Center for more than 40 years
Treating and caring for hundreds of survivors of residential and industrial fires and accidents each year

Hunt Cancer Institute

Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs
Combining world-class services and complete treatment, tailored to each and every patient.

Turpanjian Rehabilitation Services

Nationally recognized programs unequaled in the South Bay
Diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services that maximize physical and cognitive functions

Health Education

Hundreds of lectures including Miracle of Living, Graziadio Wellness Series, Health & Healing Center, Speakers Bureau, Cancer Resource Center and Support Groups

Ambassador Membership Levels

  • Silver: $500 annual contribution
  • Gold: $1,000 annual contribution
  • Platinum: $2,500 annual contribution
  • Premier: $25,000 annual contribution

Representing Torrance Memorial

Ambassadors share a common vision for the hospital’s future in the community. They understand the importance of supporting innovative and vital programs and services. Ambassadors educate and offer knowledge to individuals less familiar with Torrance Memorial Health System.

Become Involved: Your Hospital, Your Family and Your Contribution

Torrance Memorial’s growth and transformation is made possible through the support of the philanthropic community. These efforts have paved the way for the medical center to become the outstanding health organization it is today. We are proud to be the preferred hospital for area residents.

Ambassador Support Means Accredited, Award-Winning Quality Care

Physicians, employees and volunteers dedicate themselves to providing exceptional quality healthcare in the community. Their commitment to excellence is demonstrated by the medical center’s long history of awards and positive ranking in independent consumer studies.

Accolades and Recent Recognition

To view the Torrance Memorial Awards and Accolades, click here

Join Us

Thank you for your interest in the Ambassadors. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the Ambassador Program, please contact Judith Gassner, at 310-517-4704 or via email,

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Torrance Memorial Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Federal Tax #95-3528452