What is Hospice Giving Foundation?

We raise funds and award grants to support compassionate end-of-life care.

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What does Hospice Giving Foundation fund?

Grants are awarded to local agencies who provide hospice and palliative care to community members facing terminal illness.

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Why support Hospice Giving Foundation?

Your generosity helps Hospice Giving Foundation sustain local providers of end-of-life services who need your help now more than ever.

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News from Hospice Giving Foundation

Debra Ewan Howitt joins Hospice Giving Foundation as Director of Philanthropy & Planned Gifts

Debbie Ewan Howitt

Debbie joined Hospice Giving Foundation in September 2015, bringing 15 years of expertise in key aspects of major gift fundraising. She successfully executed development plans and reached personal and team fundraising goals in conjunction with annual fundraising, capital campaigns and special projects. Debbie is knowledgeable in planned giving including bequests, life income instruments, and gifts of real estate.

Compassionate Care Alliance is “Coming Home” to Hospice Giving Foundation

Dear Friends of Hospice Giving Foundation:

Since 2001 Hospice Giving Foundation has supported a wonderful community outreach program with which many of you are familiar – Compassionate Care Alliance. Today, on behalf of the Board of Directors of both Compassionate Care Alliance and Hospice Giving Foundation, we are writing you to share news of changes.

Message from the CEO

Fall has arrived and the harvest of our region’s bounty is in full swing. As the air starts to change and leaves begin to fall, we prepare for the busy seasons ahead even as we cherish summer memories.

Staff Member Spotlight

Meet Vicki Engman-Rossman
Hospice Giving Foundation

Vicki comes to Hospice Giving Foundation with extensive experience in high-level administrative functions. Vicki oversees and manages a wide-range of daily operations and office management functions providing executive support to the CEO, board, and development department. She is a certified Wedding & Event Planner, has a Project Management certificate from George Washington University, and is a trained mediator.

Board Member Spotlight

Meet James Booth
James Booth, Hospice Giving Foundation

James Booth is a local insurance broker associated with Monterey Insurance Agencies for past 35 years.

He has a fondness for non-profits and supports the work of Dorothy's Kitchen, Voices for Children, the National Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Museum of Art, and Monterey Jazz Festival. Active in the Episcopal Church, James is an ordained Deacon whose ministries include service in local parish churches, hospitals, and prisons.

Board Member Spotlight

Meet Sarah Hills
Sarah Hills, Hospice Giving Foundation

Sarah Lindsay Hills was born in Paris, France and moved to Rome, Italy, where she lived for 21 years before relocating to Washington DC. She has a bachelor of arts from Connecticut College and a culinary degree with highest honors from L'Academie de Cuisine. Past experiences include retail sales, hospitality leadership, and small business owner of Shortspoon Catering.

Board Member Spotlight

Meet Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson, Hospice Giving Foundation

Matt has called Monterey County home for over 30 years. He attended Robert Louis Stevenson High School and The University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in political science. Nelson is a retired commercial pilot who flew for Southwest Airlines.

Featured Supporters

  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Chevron
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
  • Tanimura and Antle
  • Ruth Ann Rosenberg
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation
  • Exclusive Resorts
  • Rabobank
  • Estate of Laurel Dorothy Schumann
  • Jean Duff
  • Sand Dollar Charitable Foundation
  • Ireland Family Trust

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