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Ways to Give: Harbor Hospice Foundation

Gifts can honor someone on occasions such a birthday, anniversary, or retirement

“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, 24 years

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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.

The Harbor Hospice Foundation The 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. 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.

Thank you for your support

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

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Memorial Gifts Memorial 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.

Donations Please 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 1.800.497.9559; we will be happy to help.
Special Events Would 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.

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 our Development Director 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 at 231.728.3442 / 1.800.497.9559 if you have made a planned gift, or if you would like any additional information. Ammy Seymour, Director of Development is happy to work with donors, financial planners and attorneys to create these and other options to sustain the work of Harbor Hospice.

View our Legacy Circle member form here

Corporate Partner

Your business or organization that financially supports compassionate end-of-life care provided by Harbor Hospice.  View our corporate partners here

Compassionate Giver

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 individual 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)

One Button Radio for Memory Loss Patients

A unique radio helpful for those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss, Poor Dexterity, or Visual Impairment. ($129 each, for 2 needed)

Items over $300

Master Lock

Key storage for our team to enter patient homes with ease and safety. ($25 each, for 20 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)

Stuff Animals for Camp Courage

A cuddly, stuffed animal is placed on the bed of each camper as a comforting, welcome gift to the camp. ($350)

Interested in other items needed for our programs and services? Please call the Harbor Hospice Foundation at 231.728.3442 / 1.800.497.9559

Foundation Board of Directors

Roger Morgenstern, Chairperson
Retired, Consumers Energy

Sue Houseman, President / CEO
Harbor Hospice Foundation

Will Meier, Esq., Vice Chair
Parmenter Law

Jeanna Rauschert, Secretary
Lakeshore People Solutions

Patrick Brown, Treasurer
Trinity Health At Home
Livonia and Muskegon

Kim Suarez
Retired Spectrum Health

Merica Dobry, Esq.
Warner Norcross + Judd

Jennifer Briggs Russell
Mona Shores Public Schools
Norton Shores

Michele Vanderlinde
Morgan Stanley

David Dora
Retired, Physician

RandiLynn Talsma
Blended Furniture Market

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