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Category Archives: Foundation

Preserving A Legacy

VNA & Hospice Foundation hosted its premier “Preserving A Legacy” ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13, 2022, to celebrate the recently completed renovation of VNA Hospice House and to honor the generous people who made it possible, including the very first person to support the project, Lorne Waxlax, who happily contributed $1 million dollars.  “I like to do a lot…

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Your contribution keeps families together

When Annie met her husband Paul Conti in Brooklyn, New York 65 years ago, she never could have imagined where life would take them. Her family and his were close, and she lived in the unit below his. Paul had returned home from the Korean War and became a baker before going to work for the City of New York.…

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Your gift gives hope

Last fall, Elizabeth Morales was diagnosed with breast cancer. Without health insurance and unable to afford the cost of care, she was unable to seek treatment. Elizabeth created a GoFundMe account and spent many hours driving to Miami, where she has a sister, seeking alternative resources. Six months later, Elizabeth found herself to be so ill that she could not…

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VNA & Hospice Foundation Welcomes New Board Member William Stengel

The VNA proudly welcomes William Stengel to the board of the VNA & Hospice Foundation. “I am so excited to have an outstanding person like Bill join our other talented board members and help us achieve our VNA mission and vision,” said Kathie Pierce, Foundation Board Chairman. A graduate of Princeton University (BA Biology) and Columbia University (MBA Finance), Stengel…

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VNA Joyously Joins List of United Way Funded Partners

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is pleased to announce that as of July 13, 2018 the United Way of Indian River County will begin funding the VNA’s Telehealth: Chronic Disease Management program in the amount of $60,000 spread over two years. “We are so grateful to the United Way, their Board of Directors and Citizens Review…

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Beverly Smith Named Director of VNA & Hospice Foundation

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is proud to announce Beverly Smith, CFRE as the non-profit home health and hospice agency’s new Director of VNA & Hospice Foundation. As a twelve-year veteran of the VNA & Hospice Foundation, Smith is well suited to fulfill her role as the organization’s leader. In her new role, she will be responsible…

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Matriarch of Planned Giving, Lois Appleby, Receives Prestigious Pinnacle Award

Former Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation board member and long-time donor of the VNA, Lois Appleby, is the 2018 recipient of the Pinnacle Award, presented by the Indian River Estate Planning Council (IREPC) and the Planned Giving Council of Indian River (PGCIR). Appleby was presented the honor on Tuesday, April 24th, by Richard H. Johnson, J.D., Certified Fund…

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VNA Hospice Awarded Quail Valley Charities Grant for Camp Chrysalis

Since its inception in 2001, Quail Valley Charities has dedicated their funding to selected non-profit organizations and programs in Indian River County, which focuses solely on children and their education. The first year witnessed the creation of the Charity Cup, a two-day golf tournament, which raised a total of $120,000 – all of which was donated to 12 specifically chosen…

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Your gift offered comfort to a family in need

What makes hospice exceptional is its approach of not just caring for the patient, but also for the family. Hospice addresses their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This surprised Fran Amy when her mother, Catherine, became a VNA Hospice patient after her mental and physical health declined. Like many, Fran assumed hospice was for the last days of life and…

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