Welcome the Newest Member of the Team: Philip Geiger
Hospice Giving Foundation’s Board of Directors welcomes Philip M. Geiger to our team as Director of Education and Communication. Philip will be working under the supervision of the Foundation’s President/CEO Siobhan M. Greene.
Grantee Spotlight: Hospice of the Central Coast helps patients focus on living
At the end of life, one of the last things a person should have to worry about it is being cared for. Click "Read more" to learn how Hospice Giving Foundation helps patients focus on the things that matter most to them.
Grantee Spotlight: Partnership for Children helps children receive life-saving treatment
Having your car break down is never good. But for Lourdes, it was a crisis: it meant she would be unable to get her daughter to chemotherapy. Click "Read more" to hear how Hospice Giving Foundation helps children receive life-saving treatment.
Hospice Giving Foundation events create spaces for grieving millennials
Millennials have a unique set of needs as they deal with the death of someone close to them. This year, Hospice Giving Foundation held three events focusing on how to help millennials cope with loss— The Dinner Party, the Gratitude Luncheon, and the Life after Loss workshop.
After the loss of a loved one, the once joyous holidays can be a source of pain and sadness. Traditions and festivities that used to be fun can remind you that someone is no longer here to celebrate. Even with friends and family around, it’s common to feel lonely.
Will you be able to say you lived the life you wanted?
Are you living the kind of life you want?
“Right Before I Die,” an exhibit that opened last month at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles encourages people to ask themselves that question. It gives everyone a chance to experience something that we all will eventually — death.
"Best Care Possible" brings local hospice and palliative care leaders together
On June 16, over 120 physicians, clinicians, and faith leaders attended the Hospice Giving Foundation workshop “The Best Care Possible.” This workshop helped frame the importance of collaborating and working together – across disciplines – to improve the quality of end-of-life care.
How do YOU fill in the blank? “Before I die, I want to ___________”
Artist Candy Chang needed an outlet after experiencing the death of someone close to her. Chang got permission to create an interactive wall which featured the prompt “Before I die, I want to______.” Chang and her neighbors used the wall to reflect on their lives and share their aspirations before they die.
Americans are suffering unnecessarily as they die.
So says Dr. Ira Byock, one of the nation’s foremost experts in palliative care.
Dr. Byock, Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring, believes our society focuses too much on fighting illness, no matter the cost, while shying away from ever talking about death.
Deborah Howitt joins Hospice Giving Foundation as Director of Philanthropy & Planned Gifts
Deborah 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. Deborah 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.