In March, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare launched a $2.5 million campaign to establish the Center for Supportive Care, a dedicated building space to support the needs of those in the community who are facing the end of life or need bereavement support. The not-for-profit hospice is repurposing an existing building on its Akron Rd. campus in Wooster to expand its Volunteer Services, the Pathways of Hope℠ Grief Counseling Center, and the Mobile Care Unit transportation hub service and support.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is pleased to announce that the lead gift was given by Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson. Marilyn has served Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare as a volunteer for more than 15 years. Mark’s mother was a longtime volunteer. Now, Mark is a volunteer. We are thankful and grateful for their generous support of our mission as we create the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care.
Since the launch of the campaign, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare has received generous gifts from the community, including a $50,000 grant from the Stanley C. Gault Philanthropic Leadership Fund and a $100,000 grant through the Wayne County Community Foundation from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund and anonymous community funds.
Currently, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare has reached the halfway point in its campaign. The organization is grateful for the outpouring of support from the community it is privileged to serve.
If you are in a position to give toward our campaign, there are several ways that you can provide support for the Center for Supportive Care:
- Wayne County Community Foundation
Through the Wayne County Community Foundation, you can provide support for our Center for Supportive Care. To make a contribution through the foundation, click here.
- Philanthropic Support
Donations and community-based partners are essential to our ability to extend exceptional support services to patients and families. If you would like to make a gift to the Center for Supportive Care, click here.
- Naming Opportunities
Naming a portion of the Center for Supportive Care leaves not only a lasting legacy, but also support for the entire community. To learn more about naming opportunities, please contact Katherine Ritchie, development director, at KRitchie@LifeCareHospice.org or 330.264.4899.
To learn more about the Center for Supportive Care, visit: www.OhiosHospiceLifeCare.org/BuildingSupport