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Gifts can honor someone on occasions such 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
Muskegon

Lisa Cummins, President / CEO
Harbor Hospice Foundation
Muskegon

Roger Morgenstern, Vice Chair
Consumers Energy
Norton Shores

Jennifer Bailey, Secretary
Trinity Health
Muskegon

Kristi Nagengast, Treasurer
Mercy Health Muskegon
Muskegon

Eric M. Lans
First Financial Advisors
Muskegon

Erin Denholm
Trinity Health At Home
Livonia and Muskegon

Jeanna Rauschert
Shape Corporation
Muskegon

Kim Suarez
Retired Spectrum Health
Muskegon

Mischelle Comstock
Shelby State Bank
Shelby

Steve Bliss
Muskegon

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

 

Our Federal Tax I.D. # is 47-2115941

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

Compassionate Givers

Your gift, as a member of Compassionate Givers, is joined with gifts from other members to support the important work of Harbor Hospice. Together, your contributions make a significant impact and help the organization continue to offer the highest quality hospice and palliative care to thousands of adults and children in Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Mason and Newaygo Counties.

100% of members’ contributions are awarded to Harbor Hospice programs.  Become a member today

Wish List

Items $100 to $300

Grief Support for a patient

Provide grief support counseling for a patient grieving the loss of their loved one. ($75)

Locked Medication Box

Secure medication box for patients in their homes. ($15 each, 30 needed)

Clear Cup with Two Lids

The Independence Two Handle Clear Mug has a wide four inch base which makes it easy to set down without tipping over or spilling.  Caregivers will find this adapted drinking mug allows them to easily monitor liquid intake. ($150, for 8 cups)

Wrist Story Bracelets

We Honor Our Veterans’ bracelets proudly given to our veterans and their families thanking them for their support. ($156, for 120 bracelets)

Laptop Battery Power Source

Keeping our patient care staff connected even when the power is out.  Battery reserve power source for laptops. ($139 each, for 2 needed)

Two Months’ Worth of Greeting Cards for Grievers

Connecting through mailings with caregivers after their loved one has passed is an important way Harbor Hospice helps with the grieving process. ($250)

Items over $300

High Capacity Digital Flat Scale

To help our staff weigh our patients at home or in facilities. ($110 each, for 2 needed)

Audio Monitors

To lend to families so they can monitor their loved ones while not being in the same room – for safety and for peace of mind. ($30 each, for 10 needed)

Room & Board at Leila & Cyrus 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. ($230 per day)

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 enjoying traditional camp activities.  Camp is offered to ages 6-19 and hosted at Pioneer Trails in Northern Muskegon County. ($700 per child)

Freedom Desk

Multi-purpose desk allowing stationary staff an option to sit or stand, to reduce lower back strain. ($200 each, for 5 needed)

Interested in other items needed for our programs and services?

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