The Herberge Endowment Fund: A Hope Chest for the Care of the Amish Community

Income from the Herberge Endowment Fund—A Hope Chest for the Amish Community—specifically provides hospice care for Amish patients who do not have insurance coverage or are unable to pay for services.

The word “Herberge” is German for a place to stay and rest. Traditionally, Amish girls fill a hope chest with homemade linens and quilts to use for their future homes. The anonymous donors who initiated the Herberge Endowment Fund wish for this to benefit and offer hope for future generations of Amish families in need of hospice care. Income from the Fund may also be used to pay for care for others in our community who do not have insurance or are unable to pay for services.

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 The Herberge Endowment Fund, please contact Amy Lewis, Director of Philanthropy, at (717) 735-8729 or Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, at (717) 391-2407 or email them at for more information.


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.