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 19th year. 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
Kacy O’Malley – Chevron
Dr. John Mendiburu – Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Mitchell Coleman – Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Madelyn Janssen – KGET
Kevin Bartl – Bakersfield Condors
Stan Eschner – Trio Petroleum LLC
Randy Grueber (Retired) – Central California Children’s Railroad
David James – Rabobank
Kathryn Mears – University of La Verne