The Power of Giving as ONE OF MANY
The Joys of Membership
Compassionate Givers meet four times a year to learn how Harbor Hospice staff and volunteers are at work in the community providing hospice and palliative care, and supporting grieving family members and caregivers who have lost someone close. These champion philanthropists have the opportunity to engage with staff and with each other to gain an understanding of the work of Harbor Hospice and how it is meeting the needs of adults and children in West Michigan. In turn, they share a deep sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Compassionate Givers is open to anyone wishing to provide focused financial support annually to Harbor Hospice programs. By offering two stages of membership, Compassionate Givers welcomes and encourages both seasoned philanthropists and those who want to expand their commitment to charitable giving.
- Leadership Donors are 40 years old and up who contribute $1,000 annually through Compassionate Givers.
- Rising Leaders are under 40 years old who contribute $500 annually through Compassionate Givers.
Membership is renewed at the end of each calendar year.
Choose the Project that Touches YOU
After meeting quarterly to learn about the capital and program needs of Harbor Hospice and Harbor Palliative Care, Compassionate Givers vote in December to determine how their combined funds will be used.
If you’re out of town in December, that’s not a problem! You’re encouraged to submit an absentee vote if you cannot attend.
The Compassionate Givers decided in 2020 to fund the Palliative Care Bilingual Initiative making it possible for us to translate our palliative care materials into Spanish, the first language of thousands of families in West Michigan. It is an essential step in reaching out to those who struggle with the side effects and symptoms of treatments and serious medical conditions and letting them know how we can help them.
Their gifts continue the legacy that Compassionate Givers began in 2019 when they funded construction of a state-of-the art nurses’ station to better serve patients and their families at our cherished Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence.
Give in a Way that Works for YOU
Your annual gift can be made as cash, a check, a credit card payment, or appreciated stock. The full amount will be applied toward the capital need or program chosen by you and your fellow members of Compassionate Givers.