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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Message from the CEO

Why I am grateful

We’ve asked our donors and friends who they are thinking of this holiday season; who fills their hearts with memories and brings joy to their lives. So of course, I ask the same of myself. It's easy to go straight to the predictable: my husband, my children, my brothers and sisters, my parents, and my dear friends. And while that is all true, for me the reasons are deeper than the obvious.

Board Member Spotlight

Meet Bill Tebbe
Bill Tebbe

Bill was born and raised in Clovis California, as part of a ranching and farming family, and has been in the finance industry since 1981. Currently Senior Vice President, Market Manager for the Middle Market Division of Rabobank N.A., Bill and his wife of 32 years have two children, 28 and 24.

Bill says "I look forward to serving on the Hospice Foundation Board. My parents both received Hospice Care at the end of their lives and my family and I felt very comforted and blessed to have had Hospice involved."

Staff Member Spotlight

Meet Diane Camba Kelley
Hospice Giving Foundation

Diane joined Hospice Giving Foundation in March 2003 with a background in office management, project management, and customer service. Diane coordinates the details for Hospice Giving Foundation’s major events, including the Golf Scramble, Back to the Valley, the Tree of Life Celebrations, and community outreach events.

Diane says "When I started working for Hospice Giving Foundation in 2003, my understanding about hospice and end-of-life care was limited at best...I see now how my mom and other loved ones and friends could have benefited so much from compassionate hospice care...Starting conversations early about end-of-life doesn’t have to be morbid or scary but can be as easy as asking, 'What things do you hope for the future?' The mission of Hospice Giving Foundation is a matter of the heart for me, and is my reason for coming to work every day."

Board Member Spotlight

Meet Carole Mortell Cuffman
Carole Mortell Cuffman

Californian born and educated in San Jose, Carole moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1984. She is a retired educator spending 20 years as a career and guidance counselor. During her tenure Carole was pivotal in establishing relationships with local businesses to support high school students for a job shadow program. An active board member for the Salinas Senior Center, Carole spearheaded the ‘Senior Prom’ fundraiser for many years. Carole has three grown daughters.

Carole says "It is my personal goal to make a difference while serving on the Hospice Foundation Board by explaining how we support services to our entire community. Hospice has helped my family three times. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to provide services not only for our loved one, but for our entire family. We will be ever grateful."

Featured Supporters

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

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