Tell Us Your Story

Care partners at Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties go above and beyond to invest in each patient and consider his or her time with us to be a celebration of life. It’s our goal to help you cement your loved one’s legacy by embracing his or her life story and presenting it to others. Please, share your loved one’s life story with us today. We believe that illustrating life’s stories provides peace of mind for families while strengthening our community.  Contact 937-256-4490 ext. 4409 or fill out the form below to share your story today.

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How Can You Help?

There are so many ways you can support the Mission of Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties.

Direct Gifts

Direct gifts are those transferred immediately from you to the Hospice of Dayton® Foundation. The following are types of donations that qualify as direct gifts and can be put to work right away to support patient care:

  1. Cash (giving online with a credit card or by phone at 937-258-5537)
  2. Stocks (publicly traded)
  3. Life Insurance
  4. Real Estate
  5. Personal Property, including furniture and household goods
  6. Retirement assets (such as IRAs)

See “Year End Tax Ideas” for more information

Matching Gifts

Many businesses have programs to match employee gifts of cash either in whole or in part. Please contact your Human Resources Department to learn if your company will match your gift to the Hospice of Dayton® Foundation in support of either Hospice of Dayton® or Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties. Matching gifts are a great way to often double, or sometimes triple, your generous gift.

Major Gifts

Major gifts are donations of direct gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations of $1,000 or more. Contact the Hospice of Dayton® Foundation at 1-937-258-5537 or 1-937-258-4924

Planned Gifts

Planned giving is an option for donors at all income levels. Through a planned gift, you can support patient care and Pathways of Hope grief support with a larger gift than you otherwise thought based on your current assets.

With planned giving, you have various giving options. You may be able to receive income for life, earn higher investment yield or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes.

Tribute and Naming Opportunities

You can celebrate the life of someone you love with whom you shared precious moments by choosing a personalized plaque or garden on the campus of Hospice of Dayton.  Many visitors to Hospice of Dayton’s campus have received comfort from the beautifully appointed grounds and views visible from each patient care suite.  Our remembrance walkway is one of the most unique aspects about our main campus.  It was built brick-by-brick and heart-by-heart, and continues to provide a lasting tribute to those whose lives are being honored.  Some of our newer features include statuary, soothing waterfalls and beautiful gardens.  Also new is the memory plaque – each plaque represents the name of a special friend or family member.

Our campus and its special features provide tangible ways for friends and family to remember or honor their loved ones.  Proceeds from these naming opportunities go toward supporting our mission of providing comfort, compassionate care and supportive grief services for those at end-of-life.  Many family members and friends enjoy returning each year at a special time to visit their memorial brick, plaque or garden and reminisce.  Our varied naming options are also purchased in honor of friends to celebrate a wedding anniversary, birthday or special award.  For example, co-workers might contribute toward a plaque to celebrate the retirement or promotion of a co-worker.  A family might purchase a garden as a living legacy to honor their entire family.

Our campus has been creatively designed by award-winning landscaping professionals to provide a comforting stroll for families visiting their loved ones.  It also provides our patients with views from their care suites of well-manicured grounds featuring butterfly gardens, shade trees, flowering plants, water features and unique statuary.  Naming opportunities exist for all of these features, as well as for fairy gardens, benches, arbors and planting beds.

For family members who live far away from the Hospice of Dayton campus, or for those who want a permanent copy of their memorial plaque, we also offer mini-plaques or framed prints of garden signage.  Group dedication services are held annually, however, families may request special private dedication services for gardens, rooms and statuary.

Details about  naming and tribute opportunities are available by contacting Marsha Bernard at (937)258-5537 or mbernard@hospiceofdayton.org.

United Way

Hospice of Dayton®  and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties join with other United Way partners throughout the Miami Valley in urging our community to support the United Way campaign. As system partners, our organizations are eligible to receive donor designations because we meet the accountability standards, provide services locally, and work together to improve services for people of need.

Our Pledge Numbers
0040: United Way
9887: Community Health Charities Number (State Employees)
7050: Combined Federal Campaign (Federal Employees)

Gifts In Kind

Support in the way of donations comes in many forms, including donations to our Heirlooms Shoppes benefitting Hospice of Dayton® and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties services.  Shoppe locations include Normandy Square Center, 361 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville, Ohio 45459 and 1413 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.  Heirlooms Shoppes specialize in the sale of gently used home furnishings, decorator items, collectibles, antiques, vintage fashions and jewelry.  Donations may be tax deductible.  Pick-up and delivery services are available for large items.  Learn more at the Heirlooms website or by calling 937-294-9200.

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