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.

When asked why Hospice Foundation, he commented, "I joined Hospice Foundation after experiencing the support and care that was given my dad in the last days of his life. As a board member, I am able to help, in a small way, the people that have dedicated a career to compassionate care to those in the final days of their lives."

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 indispensable member of our clinical team.

Ruth says"I joined Coastal Kids because I feel very strongly that children deserve to have the same services at the end of life as adults and I am so happy to be a part of making that happen."

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. 

Featured Supporters

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

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