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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Board Member Spotlight

Meet Mark Boitano
Mark Boitano

Mark Boitano retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Granite Construction Inc., in 2009. He joined the Hospice Foundation board in 2010. During his tenure he has served as chair of Programs and Grants, is in his second year as Treasurer, and is Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee.

Our 2014-15 Grant Awards: How Your Generosity Is Making A Difference

At the core of our mission is screening and supporting the very best local hospice care services. We're able to do that thanks to your generosity.

We're proud to show you how we've deployed that generosity -- part of a total of more than one million dollars! -- for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Caregiver Spotlight

Meet Ruth Emerson
Ruth Emerson

Ruth Emerson joined Coastal Kids in 2011. She wasn’t looking for a job. She was looking for a vocation, and we believe she found it. From day one, Ruth indelibly changed Coastal Kids’ ability to provide excellent care to the children and families we serve. She immersed herself in our pediatric palliative care program and immediately became an indispensible member of our clinical team. Her humor, compassion, and talent as a counselor have earned her accolades among our families, staff, and community partners.

Board Member Spotlight

Meet Cathy Faber
Cathy Faber, Hospice Giving Foundation

Cathy Faber is the Director of Sales and Marketing with InterContinental The Clement in Monterey. Since joining the board in 2011 she has served on the Programs and Grants Committee, the Governance Committee, and the ad hoc Marketing Committee. When she was asked to join the Board of Hospice Foundation, she had this to say: “A close friend’s mother had passed away from a lengthy bout with cancer, and had been greatly supported by hospice services. As I was thinking about something meaningful to do in her honor, my great friend and colleague Susan Merfeld called to see if I might consider working with the board of Hospice Foundation. The incredible timing made it easy to say ‘yes,’ and the experience is one that is greatly enriching my life in every way.”

Staff Member Spotlight

Meet Heather Howe
Heather Howe

Heather has been with the Foundation since 2008, bringing more than 16 years of experience to the organization. Heather oversees and manages Hospice Giving Foundation’s day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping processes.  She holds a BA in Business Management Economics from UCSC. In addition to her position with the Foundation, Heather works as the Accountant for Monterey Peninsula College Foundation and is a business management, accounting, and bookkeeping consultant for several local businesses. She is an ambassador with ‘Toys for Tots’ in Monterey County for 2014 and has helped to

Featured Supporters

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

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