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Giving Societies

Donate to Hospice Buffalo as a member of one of our Giving Societies, and be a part of the Hospice family as one of our most valued supporters. We invite you to learn more about our giving societies and to discover how, by simply showing your leadership support of hospice and palliative care, you can ensure Hospice Buffalo will continue to be here for those in need for generations to come.

The Founders Society

"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
~Dame Cicely Saunders

The Founders Society was created in 2004 to recognize outstanding leadership in annual giving that benefits the patients and families served by The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. With a gift to Hospice of $5,000, $10,000 or more annually, you will be recognized for your truly outstanding generosity and support of Hospice Buffalo’s mission. The Founders Society honors Dame Cicely Saunders and Hospice Buffalo's founder, Charlotte Shedd, RN.

More about Dame Cicely Saunders

Dame Cicely Saunders, a remarkable person whose dedication and commitment to the dying changed the face of health care throughout the world, was the original pioneer of the modern hospice movement. She dedicated her entire life to improving end-of-life care, along with revolutionizing the way in which society cares for the ill, the dying, and the bereaved.

More about Charlotte Shedd, RN

Charlotte Shedd, RN, was enthralled by the concepts of the hospice movement. After Charlotte and her husband, Dr. Donald Shedd, moved to Buffalo in 1967, they began to look into the possibility of forming a hospice in their new hometown. Charlotte was chairman of the Hospice Buffalo Board and executive director for 15 years, and went on to serve on state and national hospice boards.

Members of the Founders Society receive these exclusive benefits:

  • Invitation to annual Major Donor Reception
  • Annual listing on the Founders Society Honor Roll plaque at the Hospice Mitchell Campus
  • Acknowledgement as a Hospice donor in the annual report
  • Informed of all current initiatives in a timely manner
  • Invitations to additional special events

The Klosterman Society

"I will forever be grateful for the care Pauline received. I believe strongly in the work and mission of Hospice and I am proud to be associated with the organization." 
~ Jack Klosterman

The Jack & Pauline Klosterman Society was created in 2011 to recognize donors who generously donate to support the mission of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care with gifts between $1,000 and $4,999. The Klosterman Society is in memory of the late Jack Klosterman and his wife, Pauline.

More about Jack & Pauline Klosterman

In 1990, Pauline was diagnosed with cancer and 10 years later she passed away in Hospice care. In gratitude for his wife's care, Jack became a donor, tireless volunteer, and board member of the Hospice Foundation. Jack too passed away in Hospice care in June 2013. In gratitude, this legacy is a reflection of his commitment to the compassionate care Hospice affords to all its patients.

Members of the Klosterman Society receive these exclusive benefits:

  • Invitation to annual Major Donor Reception
  • Annual listing on the Klosterman Society Honor Roll plaque at the Hospice Mitchell Campus
  • Acknowledgement as a Hospice donor in the annual report
  • Informed of current initiatives in a timely manner
  • Invitations to additional special events

The Dove Alliance, Monthly Giving

By becoming a member of The Dove Alliance, you can easily make your gift to Hospice in regular monthly installments from your credit card, debit card, or checking/savings account. You can also ask to receive our annual gift pack envelopes, in which you can mail your gift each month. Monthly contributions provide Hospice with a steady, ongoing source of funding.

Help the Hospice Foundation all year, without ever sending in a single check!

What are the benefits?

  • Monthly gifts to Hospice Buffalo are "greener" because there is less paper used. Since Hospice can rely on your monthly contributions, you will receive fewer solicitations from us. And, by choosing to allow deductions to continue from year to year, you will be counted among our most loyal and valued Hospice donors.

  • Monthly Giving allows you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level, because your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments. Please consider joining The Dove Alliance with a monthly gift of $84.

Can I make changes to my monthly giving?

Absolutely! Your membership is voluntary and you can increase, decrease, or stop your monthly giving at any time by contacting us at 716-686-8090 or donation@palliativecare.org.

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For more information please contact Linda Balkin 

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The Hospice Foundation is a qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, tax ID 22-3137812. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

Make checks payable to:
The Hospice Foundation of WNY
P.O. Box 590
Buffalo, NY 14240-0590

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Fax: 716-686-8181