A Letter from Our President

Thank you so much for your interest in learning about our Foundation!

We began in 2009 in response to supporting Jefferson Healthcare’s Hospice Program with a shared goal of enhancing the experience of the hospice patient and their family.  We are a not-for-profit entity, separate from the hospice program.  Our goal is to raise funds for of the end-of-life services that often are not covered by medical insurance plans such as:

  • Personal Supplies such as linens and briefs to patients in need
  • Comfort Therapy visits geared to reducing anxiety and assisting in managing symptoms (i.e., massage and/or music therapies)
  • Community Bereavement Groups to assist family members with processing their feelings to loss
  • Community Memorial Services to honor those who transitioned

Our Foundation Board is undaunted by the 2020 pandemic lockdown. We optimistically look forward to 2021 when we can fully resume our traditional in-person fundraising efforts along with creating new virtual opportunities.  (BTW, please see our link to our upcoming first Valentine’s Day themed virtual cooking experience!)  Additionally, we encouraged you to stay tuned for our community education efforts geared to increase awareness of hospice services.

I’m very pleased to share that our Foundation’s Board remains all-volunteer and is comprised of talented individuals from all walks of life joined by their commitment to our mission.

Won’t you join our cause via donation, volunteering, or board membership?

I hope you will seriously consider.


Derrell Tidwell