Commitment to Hospice
The Hospice Women of Giving is a group of women who participate in building and strengthening hospice-related programs through joint contributions for Good Shepherd Hospice. The group also provides women with opportunities for education in an effort to foster and develop women’s capacities for philanthropic leadership.
The annual contributions of the Hospice Women of Giving members are pooled and used to support unfunded programs and services of Good Shepherd Hospice, as voted on by the membership. In three years, the group has provided nearly $35,000 in funding to support Camp Brave Heart, chaplain services with technological resources and Good Shepherd Hospice’s inpatient hospice houses.
Members review requests from staff during the group’s annual meeting held at the beginning of each year. As a member of the group, your voice counts when members collectively vote on which patient care-related projects they would like to fund. Also important is the annual education program held each Fall, as well as several social and membership events. Attendance is never required but always encouraged!
Hospice Women of Giving Membership Levels and Benefits
The most important benefit of membership in Hospice Women of Giving is the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a collaborative and informed group choosing to make a difference in our community.
Active Member ($500 annually)
- Invitation to annual meeting to vote on project funding.
- Tour of Camp Brave Heart.
- Invitation to an education program held in the Fall.
- Special recognition in the Chapters Health Annual Report.
- Receipt of Community Benefit Report – a special hospice update with insider briefings.
- Personal tour of a hospice house and/or the Bethany Center—children’s bereavement center.
Junior Member ($250 annually over 2 years) — available to women ages 21 – 39
- Same benefits as active membership.
Get the Hospice Women of Giving member application form here.
Any woman in Polk County is welcome and encouraged to become a member of the Hospice Women of Giving. You join other women who are committed to participating in the educational and philanthropic goals of the group.
If you have questions, would like more information, or would like to join the Hospice Women of Giving, please contact Sharon Jones, Vice President of Development at Chapters Health System at 813.871.8011 or e-mail JonesS@chaptershealth.org.