Northeast Florida Community Hospice
Ways To Give

Community Hospice Foundation raises funds needed to enhance the quality of life for our adult and pediatric patients and families. Our generous donors support unfunded and under-funded patient care, and ensure that everyone in our community is aware of and has access to end-of-life education, care and grief support. Your contributions enable Community Hospice to provide compassionate care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

With your gift, you can provide the following:

  • Special tribute or memorial dedications for your family or loved one.
  • Care for patients who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover needed treatment.
  • Emergency assistance for families in need.
  • Care and support for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions through Community PedsCare®.
  • Education, outreach and community grief services of the Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute.
  • Program enhancements and facilities improvements at the five homelike Community Hospice inpatient care centers.
  • Endowment to ensure future funding and sustainability of care and services.
  • Types of Donations

    There are many ways to donate to Community Hospice. Gifts may be made in a single payment, pledged and fulfilled over a period of years, or may be made as an estate gift. You are always warmly invited to make gifts in honor or memory of your loved ones.

    Gifts to Community Hospice Foundation, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible and 100% of your contributions go to Commuity Hospice. Professional solicitors are not used.

    • Gifts of cash, check or credit card. Gifts may be given in person or mailed to 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257. 

      Checks should be made payable to Community Hospice Foundation. Credit Cards accepted are American Express®, Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® Card. Gifts also may be giventhrough secure online donation or by calling 904.886.3883.

    • Matching gifts. Many employers have matching gift programs through which your generosity to Community Hospice can be multiplied. If you or your spouse work for or are retired from a company with a matching gift program, please obtain the appropriate form from the company's personnel office and include it with your gift.
    • United Way, Combined Federal Campaign or Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign. Write in Community Hospice of Northeast Florida as your designated charity when you give. 
    • Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds. Contact Community Hospice Foundation for information on direct transfer or delivery of certificates. 
    • Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and qualified pension plans. Contact Community Hospice Foundation for information.
    • Tangible personal property and real estate. Community Hospice is able to accept gifts of property. Please contact the Foundation to discuss this gift option.
      • Furniture, household items, clothing, etc. These donations and more are accepted for resale at the Community Hospice Thrift Shops at 11173 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, and 680 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park. Please call 904.998.1718 for information or to schedule a large-item pick up.
    • Estate and Deferred gifts. There are numerous options for estate and planned giving including some that provide an income benefit to the donor during his/her lifetime. Please contact the Foundation to discuss giving plans including bequests, life insurance, charitable trusts and annuities.
  • Honor or Memorialize a Loved One

    Making a Difference

    Making a gift to Community Hospice in memory or honor of loved ones creates a lasting tribute to their legacy, while also ensuring that Community Hospice care remains available to everyone in our community. Dollars raised through dedicatory gifts to Community Hospice Foundation support patient care, programs and services of Community Hospice.

    A variety of opportunities enable families to memorialize a loved one through gifts that also show their appreciation for Community Hospice care:

    Memorial Giving Opportunities:

    DV Walkway

    Celebration of Life Memorial Walkway 
    Features a limited number of red and gray bricks that form a path weaving through the gardens of the Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute on the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring campus of Community Hospice on Sunbeam Road in Jacksonville. This tribute is available for gifts of $250-$500. Bricks are engraved with your personal message in memory of loved ones or in honor of family or friends.

     

     

    DV Walls

    Care Center Memorial Walls 
    Donors receive the Guardians of Care benefits as well as a Permanent Tribute Plaque on the memorial wall of the care center of your choice for gifts beginning at $2,500 through $10,000.

     

     

     

     

    DV Bench

    Garden and Walkway Benches 
    Donors receive the Guardians of Care benefits as well as a Permanent Tribute Plaque on a beautiful metal park-style bench at one of our free-standing care centers for gifts starting at $15,000.

     

     

     

     

    DV Windchime

    Garden Sculptural Wind Chime 
    Donors receive the Guardians of Care benefits as well as a Permanent Tribute Plaque on an exquisite metal sculpture at the care center of your choice for gifts beginning at $10,000 through $25,000.

     

     

     

     

    DV Bedrooms

    Offices and Patient Bedrooms 
    Donors may dedicate a space, such as a staff office or patient bedroom, at the care center of your choice for gifts beginning at $25,000 for offices and beginning at $100,000 for patient bedrooms and other family areas.

     

     

     

     

    • Guardians of Care Donors who make annual cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more receive annual listing in our Compassionate Guide newsletter as well as on the donor recognition wall in the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. These gifts may be listed with memorial tributes.
    • Endowed Funds Donors may dedicate a named endowment fund for gifts beginning at $250,000 for designated programs or unrestricted patient care.

    For details, please contact Community Hospice Foundation at 904.886.3883.

    “My parents used to tell me that God made the wind jingle the chimes in our garden as a reminder to appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us. We decided to dedicate the wind chimes as a way to remember them and also show our appreciation for the care provided by Community Hospice staff"

  • Sponsorships

    Community Hospice Foundation offers a number of sponsorship opportunities. These partnerships establish enduring benefits:

    • Recognition as a community steward
    • Respected for helping those in need in the community
    • Instilling employee pride of association with a good cause
    • Enhancing business marketing efforts and customer loyalty
    • Build local connections

    Examples include sponsorships of fundraising events, caregiver workshops and expo, educaiton and outreach events and programs, including Camp Healing Powers and Community PedsCare 

    For information about the range of sponsorship opportunities available, and how our program can be tailored to meet your goals, please call 904.886.3883.

  • Capital & Endowment Campaign

    Community Hospice Foundation’s $20 million capital and endowment campaign enhances access and quality of care through:

    1. Development, construction and maintenance/upkeep of inpatient care centers: 
      • Dr. Gaston J. Acosta-Rua Center - Westside
      • Anne & Donald McGraw Center - Mayo Clinic
      • The Bailey Family Center - Flagler Hospital
      • Earl B. Hadlow Center – Mandarin
      • George and Margaret Morris Center – Shands Jacksonville
    2. Endowment to fund Community Hospice programs: 
  • Invest in the Future

    Endowment

    We welcome your investment in endowments for Community PedsCare and for adult hospice care and community outreach programs. Endowment is a vital component in sustaining our ability to provide care and community programs and to continue our commitment to enhancement and innovation. Endowment dollars are invested with only a portion of the annual income used to ensure funding in perpetuity.

    Estate and Planned Gifts

    Also known as deferred gifts, you can tailor your gift to your personal situation and obtain maximum tax rewards, maintain financial security and, most importantly, make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Unless otherwise requested, those who have made planned gifts are recognized as members of Our Legacy of Distinction at Community Hospice.

    There are several vehicles for planned giving, learn how you can help us be a compassionate guide for those who need us

    Planned gifts can be complicated, and we encourage you to discuss your plans with us and your financial advisors. To learn more about the benefits of all areas of giving, please call Community Hospice Foundation at 904.886.3883.

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Community Hospice Foundation

904.886.3883

4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257