Community Hospice Awards

Each year, Community Hospice recognizes outstanding individuals, families and groups for their continuous dedication and support they show to the mission of Community Hospice.

The John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award recipient embodies the heart of hospice by giving and raising funds to assure that the mission of Community Hospice continues, regardless of a patient or families’ ability to pay.

The Julio R. and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award is given each year to one individual who displays the wisdom to carry the Community Hospice mission to new heights in program services, outreach and fundraising.

The Harold A. Peterson, III “Heart of Hospice” Award is given to one individual proven to have a long-standing commitment to the Mission of Community Hospice.

Award recipients are announced and honored each year at the Community Hospice Annual Gala.


The John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award  

The Rogers Philanthropic Award is given to an individual, family or group who embodies the heart of hospice by giving and raising funds to assure that the mission of Community Hospice continues, regardless of the patients or families ability to pay. This award is named in honor of John and June Rogers who were essential in the creation of the Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House.

Award recipients:

2016- Kenny and Pam Phillips & Ron and Pam Ridenour
2015- Wilmar and Judy Jensen
2014- Jeff Burrow and Jason Gordo of United Capital
2013- Calvin Bright and the Bright Family Foundation
2012- Jean E. Hide-Cohen Foundation
2011- California Trucking Association/San Joaquin Unit
2010- Friends of Hospice
2009- Westra Ingalls
2008- Sue Marshall
2007- Fred and Mary Anna Varni
2006- Dr. Stephen and Ann Endsley
2005- Gary Ervin
2004- John and June Rogers


The Julio R. and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award  

The Gallo Leadership Award was named in honor of Julio and Aileen Gallo in tribute to their outstanding leadership during the early years of Community Hospice. We would not be here today had it not been for the Gallo family’s vision and support for our organization. The leadership award is given each year to one individual who displays the wisdom to carry the Community Hospice mission to new heights in program services, outreach and fundraising.

Award recipients:

2016- Jon Tremayne
2015- Ross W. Lee
2014- Nancy Houghton
2013- Michael C. Herrero
2012- Jeffrey P. Cowan
2011- Steve Mitchell
2010- Tom Eakin
2009- Clive Grimbleby
2008- Bruce Valentine, DDS
2007- Duane Huff
2006- Thomas D. Zeff
2005- Carmen Skeen
2004- Meryl Snider and the Ethier Family
2003- Janice Reinking
2002- Hazel Paul
2001- Douglas Laugero
2000- John and Marion Shores
1999- Aileen Gallo
1998- Kathy Hughes
1997- Wilmar Jensen
1996- Tom Norquist
1995- John Franzia
1994- Mary Jean Coeur-Barron
1993- Robert LeFevre, MD
1992- Julio R. Gallo


The Harold A Peterson, III “Heart of Hospice” Award  

The Harold A. Peterson, III “Heart of Hospice” Award is given to one individual proven to have a long-standing commitment to the mission of Community Hospice. The recipient displays outstanding leadership in support of Community Hospice’s goals, and promotes a spirit of community and altruism through continuing support. They inspire others through their participation and high quality of performance.

Award recipients:

2016- Sally Cofer-Lindberg
2015- John Renner
2014- Janice Reinking Lucero
2013- Christine Stewart
2012- Harold A. Peterson, III