Tapestry of Giving

Each thread represents a unique act of kindness and gratitude.

Our Generous Donors

At Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, our donors are not just supporters; they are integral parts of our family, woven into the fabric of our organization’s mission.

Terry Granger

Consider the story of Terry Granger, who has become a familiar presence in the heart of our campus, with his support of the West Herr Comfort Café. Terry’s commitment to honoring his loved ones through legacy gifts and his presence as a volunteer, embodies the spirit of compassion and dedication that defines our organization. Legacy is so meaningful to Terry that he has made gifts to designate the lounge outside of the Bistro, the Francine E. Modica Lounge, in honor of his beloved wife, along with naming a wing in the Hospice Inpatient Unit (HIU) the Madeline “Molly” G. Granger wing, after his departed mother.

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Ed Carney

A dedicated supporter and volunteer since 2009, Ed Carney has been involved with Hospice ever since his beloved first wife Marilyn passed away from cancer after seven months under hospice care. Before he retired, Ed says that he loved his job and that there was never a day he did not want to go in, and now he says he feels the same way about his time volunteering at Hospice. Could this be because while at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in 2016 he met the wonderful Leona?

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Leona Stasko

Leona Stasko is a Buffalo native who moved away for 30 years before coming back to be with family. Leona’s mother passed away while in hospice care. She started volunteering at a Hospice in Indiana, and upon moving back to Buffalo, joined her sister and brother-in-law who are fellow volunteers. She has given her time by volunteering at the nurses’ station in the HIU. Together with partner Ed, they enjoy helping at the Hospice Memorial Walk event, selling ornaments, and recently began making bows for the trees for the annual holiday Light-A-Life ceremony. She and Ed show their passion for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo as engaged and valued members of the ever-growing volunteer family.

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These stories, and countless others like them, remind us of the profound impact of support and volunteerism on our organization and the communities we serve. Each year, our volunteers collectively contribute over 14,000 hours of service, embodying the spirit of compassion and generosity that defines Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo.

As we continue our journey, we are deeply grateful for your past support, which has enabled us to provide high-quality, compassionate care to those in need. We humbly ask for your continued support as we strive to expand our reach and deepen our impact in the lives of patients and families throughout our community.

Please join Terry, Ed, and Leona and consider making a gift today to ensure that we can continue to deliver care, support, resources, advocacy, and education to those impacted by serious illness and loss.

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey and for your unwavering commitment to our mission.


Can We Count on Your Annual Support?

Your gift, no matter the size, has a tremendous impact. When you donate, you are helping to provide comfort focused medical care and social, emotional, and spiritual support to the more than 1,200 patients and families in our daily care.

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