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Courtney Markovich,
Friends of Hospice President

The Friends of Hospice is the Hospice of the Calumet Area fundraising auxiliary. Through warm, congenial friendship and fundraising, these local members volunteer their time and talent to support our caring mission: serving individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses.


Membership includes more than 250 supporters who live throughout northwest Indiana and neighboring Illinois communities, with contributions through the years totaling more than $1,500,000!


The Friends of Hospice host four fundraising events each year.  In February, the Friends and Fashion Style Show, in May, Seeds of Hope, at which hundreds of guests enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction, and in October, we hold our popular Mum’s the Word luncheon.

Additionally, our Hospice Artisans present the Holiday Gift Boutique in November.


Please take a moment and read a welcome letter from our current Friends of Hospice President, Courtney Markovich, and learn a bit more about her journey with our organization.


Interested in joining us? Please contact Joan McInerney at 219.922.2732, 708.895.8332 or email You can also mail in a membership form today!