The CALM Foundation was formed to act for the benefit of California Living Museum, a native California plant and animal zoo and botanical garden. The CALM Foundation (Tax ID#77-0420446) is a nonprofit, tax–deducible organization that raises funds from the community to support the capital needs of the California Living Museum, including new exhibits and upgrades to existing infrastructure.
The CALM Foundation hosts the annual HolidayLights light show, now in its 15th year and the annual Beastly Ball. Funds raised by from these events help support CALM’s efforts to grow and thrive.
Current Board of Directors
Russ Bigler (Retired) – Chair
Steve Sanders (KCSOS) – Secretary / Treasurer
Adam Alvidrez – Chevron
Dr. Mary C. Barlow – Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Kevin Bartl – Bakersfield Condors
Nora Navarette-Dominguez – University of LaVerne
Stan Eschner – Trio Petroleum LLC
Randy Grueber (Retired) – Central California Children’s Railroad
John Lindsay – Retired
Nick Ortiz – Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Crysta Silver – Hill – Rosedale Union School District
David James – Rabobank
Brian Kiser – California Resources Corporation