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 has several fundraising events each year:
Cherishing Life Raffle with prize money totaling $16,000.
In July, the Art & Garden Party is held in the spectacular gardens of the Zeck Family, generous supporters of our Hospice mission. Guests can stroll the lovely gardens while enjoying a glass of wine, a tasty appetizer and the sounds of the lyrical flutes.
Butterflies in the Park – A Butterfly Hunt & Cherishing Life Fest is a family friendly event held in the late summer, where young and young at heart search for beautifully handcrafted butterflies in a park setting, enjoy a picnic buffet and enjoy some fun games and fellowship.
Kick-off the holiday shopping season with the Hospice Artisans at the Holiday Boutique. Shop beautifully hand crafted gift items made by local artisans. Give the gift that gives twice as 100% of the proceeds benefit Hospice of the Calumet Area.
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.