By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Assemblyman Jay Obernolte has recognized the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation as the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District. The Foundation was honored at a Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation Scholarship dinner held in Victorville last week.
Founded in 1986, the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation is a nonprofit that has donated millions of dollars to various charities, including academic scholarships for students in the High Desert who are enrolled in medical-related degree programs. At the national level, the Foundation assists patients unable to afford treatment by funding free clinics and organizations supporting preventative care. Globally, they donate equipment to clinics located in poverty-stricken regions around the world. The Foundation also funds clean water initiatives, childhood vaccinations programs, educational grants and clinics that treat blindness and pediatric congenital heart defects.
In 2014, Dr. Reddy made a commitment of $40 million to found the University of Science and Medicine, a non-profit MD school located in San Bernardino. Through Prime Healthcare Services facilities and many foundation donations, Dr. Reddy and the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation strive to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
“The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation is a local nonprofit that has done a tremendous job improving access to healthcare to underserved patients throughout our region,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. “They are also committed to helping students prepare for careers in medical fields as well as providing college scholarships to students who achieve academic excellence. I commend the Foundation for providing medical services to our local communities and for all of their good work both in my District and around the world.”