Peters foundations gift Clovis babies $3M

For the first time in decades of philanthropic support, the Leon S. Peters and Pete P. Peters foundations have joined equally for a gift of $3 million in support of Clovis Community Medical Center’s Maternal Child Services.

The new center at Clovis Community will be named the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Future Generations Center.

“Clovis Community is necessary to the young families who are moving to Clovis,” said Pete Peters, family patriarch and longtime Valley philanthropist. “The need is there and my family wanted to be a big part of its growth.”

The gift will be used to renovate existing space to allow for increased labor and delivery beds. The latest technological equipment, ranging from such items as advanced fetal monitors to the latest in ultrasound technology, will be purchased for the new center. 

“The Peters family has for decades played a role in moving Community Medical Centers to the leading edge of health care in this Valley,” Community CEO Tim Joslin said. “Their generous gift for Clovis Community will help us in our continuous effort to provide Valley residents with the latest in equipment, services and facilities.”

A new “Future Generations Wall” will be installed and children who are born in the facility can be recognized by friends or family members with a special wall plaque for purchase.

"It is truly an honor for Clovis Community to receive this significant gift from both the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters’ foundations. It will allow us to enhance our facilities, equipment, and most importantly, care, in our newly named Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Future Generations Center, which will serve many mothers, babies and families in the Valley for generations to come,” Clovis Community CEO Craig Castro said. “This gracious gift is vital to major expansion plans that are currently under way at Clovis Community."

Gifts to Community Medical Foundation help ensure that Community provides the most technologically advanced, high-quality medical care available.

This story was reported by Mary Lisa Russell. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@communitymedical.org.