Ruach “Breath of God” Endowment Fund

The Ruach “Breath of God” Endowment Fund provides spiritual growth and comfort for children and teens, in addition to expanding spiritual care components of bereavement support provided by the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss for patients, families and the community.

An anonymous donor initiated this Fund after purchasing a quilt at the Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction. The quilt was created to reflect the experience and feelings of the children who that year had attended Camp Chimaqua, Hospice & Community Care’s bereavement camp for children. For this person, the quilt symbolizes how children are comforted by bereavement support provided by the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss Coping Kids & Teens Program, of which Camp Chimaqua is a part.

The Endowment Fund is named Ruach, Hebrew for “Breath of God,” which is depicted in a stained glass window at Swamp Lutheran Church in Reinholds, Pa.

Hospice & Community Care has established endowment funds for the purpose of providing income to be used for specific needs. The principal remains invested in order to perpetuate the fund for future generations.

For more information about making a gift to Ruach “Breath of God” Endowment Fund, please contact Amy Lewis, Director of Philanthropy, at (717) 735-8729 or, or Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, at (717) 391-2407 or


Hospice & Community Care is an affiliate of Choices Healthcare. The official registration and financial information of Choices Healthcare may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Your contribution is deductible to the full extent allowed by law. No goods or services were received in exchange for this contribution.