Turlock resident honored for community service

Turlock resident honored for community service

September 4, 2018

Community Hospice volunteer and Turlock resident Inez Lewis has been awarded with a Daily Points of Light award for her outstanding service and dedication to the organization and the people it services.

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

August 23, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

MODESTO, CA (August 23, 2018) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, is pleased to announce a new Board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. Kurt Robert Wetzel of Oakdale, California. “I am pleased to welcome Kurt to Community Hospice and our Board,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President and CEO. “Kurt brings to Community Hospice a wealth of strategic development and financial management experience; we look forward to working together to proactively provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to our community.”

The Community Hospice Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to provide compassionate care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.
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August Super Star

August 16, 2018

Darlen De Leon serves as a LVN for the Community Hospice. His positive attitude and dedication to the mission of Community Hospice is an inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work, Darlen!

DeSha McLeod appointed to NANOE’s 2018 Board of Governors

July 27, 2018

Washington D.C. – 07/27/2018 –The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of DeSha McLeod to NANOE’s prestigious 2018 Board of Governors. McLeod has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition) a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

NANOE National Director, Tracy Ebarb, shared, “DeSha has joined a working group that will peer-review a new set of capacity-building guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice, and transparency that supercharge charity. DeSha is one of society’s guardians who use their expertise to ensure everyone experiences a life worth living.”

NANOE’s Nominations Committee was co-chaired by Bishop Redfern II, Charlotte Berry, Kathleen Robinson & Tracy Ebarb. Nominees were suggested by members of AFP, CFRE, AHP, ASAE, CASE, United Way, National Development Institute, Nonprofit Associations, Industry Associations, and other local and national leaders.

McLeod will be honored alongside fellow Governors March 26-27, 2019 in Charleston, SC at NANOE’s Annual Board of Governors Convention & Expo.

NANOE is our Nation’s only unifying legislative body comprised of Governors nominated from all 50 United States who oversee the codification of guidelines that govern sound charitable practice.

To learn more about NANOE please visit https://NANOE.org

July Super Star

July 19, 2018

Nancy Houghton serves as our Camp Director for Camp Erin of the Central Valley. Her positive attitude and dedication to the mission of Community Hospice is an inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work, Nancy!

June Super Star

June 21, 2018

Karen Aiello serves as our Administrative Assistant for the Community Hospice Foundation. Her positive attitude and dedication to the mission of Community Hospice is an inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work, Karen!

Community Hospice Before I Die Walls – 2018

June 1, 2018

The Community Hospice “Before I Die Wall” has been traveling throughout the Central Valley making appearances at the University of the Pacific, Modesto Junior College, California State University Stanisalus, LOVE Modesto and Earth Day! The walls concluded their travel with a final destination at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home in Modesto.

View what our community wrote!

La Bella Notte It Was! Community Hospice Foundation Celebrates 17th Annual Gala

May 24, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

La Bella Notte It Was! Community Hospice Foundation Celebrates 17th Annual Gala

Modesto, Calif. (May 24, 2018)–On May 19, 2018 over 600 community members gathered at the home of Jessica and Greg Coleman in Ripon, California for the 17th Annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala. Guests enjoyed Live and Silent Auctions, a raffle, appetizers and dinner by Chef Michael Midgley and dancing to The Nines, a band made up of local folks.

Several community members were recognized for their dedicated service and support in advancing the organization’s mission. Mary Ann Wood was awarded the John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award. Mary Ann embodies the heart of hospice by giving and raising funds to assure that the mission of Community Hospice continues, regardless of the patient’s or family’s ability to pay. The Julio R. and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award was awarded to Claudia and Mick Krausnick for their passionate commitment and enthusiastic leadership. The Harold A. Peterson, III Heart of Hospice Award was presented to Friends of Community Hospice member, Pat Saunders for her long-standing commitment to the mission of Community Hospice.

Past camper Zibby Madill shared her story and camp experience prior to kicking off this year’s Cash for the Cause to raise needed funds to support Camp Erin of the Central Valley. A generous anonymous donor agreed to make a $50,000 donation match if the Cash for the Cause raised more than $50,000. Thanks to our generous community, Cash for the Cause raised over $108,000 to support many children in our community who have experienced a loss.

Community Hospice Foundation Executive Director, Monica Ojcius said, “We are thrilled with the outcome of our 17th Annual Gala; it was truly La Bella Notte! It is humbling to know so many people from our community support the mission of Community Hospice. We would not be able to provide the service and programs offered without the generosity of our community, we are very grateful.”

The La Bella Notte Gala was a great success raising more than $350,000 to support the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.

About Community Hospice Foundation
Community Hospice Foundation is a community-based nonprofit, raising awareness and funds to support the patients and families of Community Hospice.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.
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