Women’s Giving Circle


Building and strengthening Hospice & Community Care…through the power of joint contributions

Be part of a group of women who are making things happen for Hospice & Community Care! The Women’s Giving Circle reached 167 members strong in 2020. The Women’s Giving Circle provides interested women with the unique opportunity to pool their individual annual contribution of $500 and have a greater impact by investing in programs and services that build and strengthen hospice-related programs through the power of joint contributions.

Hospice & Community Care’s Women’s Giving Circle began in 2004 with 24 women who joined together on a philanthropic journey to support Hospice & Community Care. The Circle has grown significantly since then and has raised more than $500,000 since 2004 to support 181 Hospice & Community Care programs and projects.

To join the Women’s Giving Circle, click here.

If you’re 70 ½ or older, you can join the Women’s Giving Circle for 2020 with a tax-free gift, by making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA!

“It is difficult to put into words the expressions of appreciation felt from our patients and families as recipients of Women’s Giving Circle support. Physical relaxation of one’s face and shoulders and a mental calmness when wrapped in a warm blanket from our blanket warmer; the overwhelming sense of relief and peace knowing a loved one is granted an extended stay in The Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center; moments to pause and let minds wander and escape to an underwater world found in our aquariums; fresh feeling of a shampoo with shampoo caps when it seemed an impossible task, yet so necessary; and technology that supports staff presence and support for patients and families at the bedside. What may seem a small comfort measure has far reaching impact and communicates Hospice’s understanding that everything matters, details are important and Hospice & Community Care cares enough to go the extra mile to share in their unique experience.”   

~ Jean Parsons, Director, Inpatient Services, Hospice & Community Care

2021 Calendar of Events

    • Virtual Education Program
      Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., Online Only with Zoom, details to come.
    • Social
      Small gatherings will be held throughout April, May and June. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Funding Presentations
      Tuesday, October 12 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Annual Project Awards Luncheon
      Thursday, November 4 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Education Forum
      Tuesday, November 16 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Video Recordings of 2020 Events

    • Educational Event
      Hear firsthand how Hospice & Community Care continues to provide end-of-life care and grief support during Covid-19, and how it plans to do so moving forward. The video features Steve Knaub, President & CEO, Hospice & Community Care, Laura Carey, Social Worker, Home Hospice and Patti Anewalt, Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss.
    • Annual Project Proposal Meeting
      Hear firsthand from Hospice & Community Care staff about innovative, transformational and patient-focused projects that will enhance the care and comfort of all patients and families.
    • Annual Meeting
      Hear about which projects are being funded by the Women’s Giving Circle in 2021 — totaling $82,000. All of the projects, which were recommended by Hospice staff, are innovative, transformational and patient-focused. In addition, Hospice President & CEO Steve Knaub shared the challenges and successes of 2020 and a look ahead to 2021.

2020 Funded Projects

Click here for more information, as well as a history of funded projects

  • Extended Stay Fund
  • Gift Cards
  • Patient Ready Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioning Caps
  • Clinical Patient Special Needs Fund
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ambulance Assistance Fund
  • Medisets for Patients
  • Clinical Care Recliner
  • Supportive Care Symptom Management Kits
  • Patient Fall Mats
  • Hospitality Cart
  • Supportive Care Patient Grants
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Dementia Resource Tools
  • “Gone From Sight”, “Eleventh Hour”, “When the Time Comes” Booklets
  • Pediatric Memory and Grief Supplies
  • Seating Solutions

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To join the Women’s Giving Circle, click here.