HWR Foundation Secures Growth and Innovation for Future Generations

One lesson underscored for all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic is just how much we need we need nurturing and support at the end of life. We continue to be here for our community, providing comfort and compassion when they’re needed most.

Services like pediatric hospice make it possible for parents to nurture their terminally ill child in their own home. Music therapy replaces spiritual suffering with peace and joy. Our community grief support programs have never been more needed as we cope with unprecedented loss and challenges to our normal grieving process. 

These are just a few of the signature programs HWR offers that provide connection and hope when so much has been taken away. It’s vital that they continue. As we look toward the future, we are thrilled to announce the launch of The Hospice of the Western Reserve Foundation, a separate 501(c) (3) nonprofit public charity. 

“The new foundation is funded through donations from friends of HWR, a structure that allows us to engage with community leaders who share our commitment to providing the highest quality end-of-life care,” said President and CEO Bill Finn. At the helm of the new endeavor is veteran fundraiser and lifelong Clevelander Laura Rayburn. New board members include Alfred F. Connors, Jr., MD, Mary S. Foti, HWR Board Chair William A. Herzberger, Cynthia Ames Huffman, Kathy Jadallah, Joe Kovalcheck, Margaret (Peggi) S. Mizen and Christopher Waite. 

“We are honored to have such distinguished members of the community join our board,” Rayburn said. “Their dedication and passion for our mission ensures we can continue to provide the same exceptional range of compassionate care in our community for generations to come.”

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Northern Ohio's Hospice of Choice

More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.