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Ways to Give: Donate

Gifts to the Harbor Hospice Foundation can honor someone on occasions such as a birthday, anniversary, or retirement.

Your generosity will be acknowledged and a special letter will be sent to your honoree. You can direct your gift to be used for a specific program or need.

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“The Foundation represents a service-driven organization, supporting the mission of Harbor Hospice which is people helping people during a vulnerable time–providing compassionate expertise care to the patient and family.”

– Ammy Seymour, Director of Development, 20 years

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The Harbor Hospice FoundationThe Harbor Hospice Foundation was established to build relationships that foster philanthropy and support the Harbor Hospice mission. To continue the legacy of our organization the Foundation enhances the programs, services and quality of life for our patients and families.

``It will provide an additional layer of support to fund long-term maintenance for the Poppen Hospice Residence, and it will help cover care for people unable to pay for hospice services. It will also support programs such as Camp Courage for kids who have lost a loved one.`` - Eric Lans, first president of the Foundation

The Harbor Hospice Foundation also includes a Legacy Circle to recognize donors who support the organization with a planned gift, such as designating the Harbor Hospice Foundation as the beneficiary of an insurance policy or pension, leaving a gift of real property, or establishing a charitable trust. Ammy Seymour, Director of Development at 231.728.3442 or toll free at 800.497.9559 is happy to work with donors and their financial planners to create these and other options to sustain the work of Harbor Hospice.

Thank you for your support

On behalf of all of the patients and families served by Harbor Hospice, thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Memorial GiftsMemorial gifts are a meaningful way to express sympathy to the family of the deceased. Gifts are acknowledged to the donor and the family is notified of your thoughtfulness.

Our mailing address is
Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W. Western Avenue, Suite 400
Muskegon, Michigan 49441

If your company matches your giving, please note that our legal name is Harbor Hospice Foundation. Our Federal Tax I.D. # is 47-2115941.

DonationsPlease click the button below to make a donation to the Harbor Hospice Foundation in memory or in honor of, or support of a service or program. If at any time during the process, you have questions, please call our office at 800.497.9559; we will be happy to help.
Special EventsWould you like to get involved with special fundraising events as a sponsor, auction donor or volunteer? Please call our development office at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559.

Foundation Board of Directors

Heather Brolick, Chairperson
Community Shores Bank

Lisa Cummins, President / CEO
Harbor Hospice Foundation

Roger Morgenstern, Vice Chair
Consumers Energy
Norton Shores

Frank Marczak, Secretary
Retired Muskegon Community College & USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Kristi Nagengast, Treasurer
Mercy Health Muskegon

Eric M. Lans
First Financial Advisors

Erin Denholm
Trinity Health At Home
Livonia and Muskegon

Jeanna Rauschert
Shape Corporation

Jennifer Bailey
Trinity Health

Kim Suarez
Retired Spectrum Health

Steve Bliss

Endowment Funds

The Harbor Hospice Endowment Fund was established in 1987 for the purpose of providing an endowment account for donors to contribute to and a source of funds for projects in which resources are not available from normal operating revenue.

The Harbor Hospice Residence Endowment Fund (Residence Fund) was established in 2003 for the purpose of providing income each year to assist with patient care, grief support and operating expenses at the Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence.

Edith J .Anderson Fund (Anderson Fund) was established in 2004 by her estate for the purpose of providing endowment income for Harbor Hospice.  The annual distributions are currently designated by the Board of Directors to assist with patient care and operating expenses at the Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence.

Gifts of Stock

These gifts are tax deductible. Please contact the Development Office for information on processing gifts of stock.

Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400
Muskegon, MI 49441

Toll Free: 1-800-497-9559
Business Fax: 231-726-2581

Become part of The Legacy Circle with a Gift in your Will or Trust

Your will or trust is the legal record of your wishes for the distribution of your assets. The term bequest refers to the instructions regarding that distribution.

Bequests are the simplest and oldest of all planned gifts. Over our history, bequests have helped Harbor Hospice add services and establish endowment funds.

Just a few sentences in your will or trust is all that is needed. Suggested language to share with your attorney is:

” I, (name), of (city, state, ZIP), give/bequeath to Harbor Hospice Foundation (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its unrestricted use and purpose.”


This type of planned giving is simple, flexible, versatile, and it may be a tax-wise step as well. Above all, it is valuable and meaningful to the mission of the Harbor Hospice foundation to support the programs and services of Harbor Hospice and end of life care.

Please notify the Harbor Hospice Foundation if you have made a planned gift, or if you would like any additional information.

Corporate Partner

Your business or organization that financially supports compassionate end-of-life care provided by Harbor Hospice.

View our corporate partners here

Wish List

Items up to $100

Grief Support for a patient

Help provide grief support counseling for a patient grieving the loss of their loved one. ($100)

Temporal Artery Thermometer

A quick and efficient way to take the temperature of our patients by gliding the thermometer across their forehead ($30 each)

Audio Monitors

Used by families so they can monitor the patient when in another room. ($30)

Tape Recorders

Used for taping our patients’ life reviews as we begin journaling for their families. It would also be a wonderful keepsake to be able to leave each family with a recording of their loved one’s voice sharing a story of their history. Recorders need a downloadable function to transfer voice recording for duplication. ($55-$99)

Items over $100

High Capacity Digital Flat Scale

To help our staff weigh our patients at home or in facilities. ($135 each)

Pocket Talker

Amplified Personal Headphones for those patients who have difficulty hearing. The headphones would travel with the nurse to assist communication with the patient. ($175)


For the Poppen Hospice Residence so that additional family members who want to stay the nights can do so. ($199)

Wrist Story Bracelets

We Honor Our Veterans‘s bracelets would proudly be given to our Veteran’s and their families thanking them for their support. ($156 for 120 bracelets)

A Day/Night Stay at Poppen Hospice Residence

There is a room and board cost to stay at our inpatient hospice residence.  This is not covered by Medicare.  We do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay and some families need help with this cost.  Help donate to support a patient’s stay. ($460/per day)

CoaguSense PT/INR Monitoring System

A system to help assist with correct dosing of Coumadin, determined for each patient by periodically measuring blood clottnig time using the prothrombine time (PT) test. ($600)

A Weekend at Camp Courage

Send a child to camp that has experienced the loss of a loved one or friend.  A weekend of learning about grief while having fun.  Camp is offered to children ages 6-12 and hosted at Pioneer Trails in Northern Muskegon County ($700 per child)

Charted/Making Choices MI Advance Directive & Patient Advocate Packets

This document provides a way for an individual to create a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Patient Advocate Designation). A legal document used in Michigan to help speak for you if you are unable on your direct care. ($500)

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