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Published on February 21, 2014

Foundations

The 5th Annual Gala: Coming Together, Caring for Our Community

Please join us on Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 for the 5th Annual Gala, a black tie event presented by the Crozer-Chester and Delco Memorial Foundations. It is sure to be an unforgettable evening, with dinner, dancing and the opportunity to bid on fabulous items during the silent and live auctions, Proceeds benefit the hospitals of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. The gala will be held at Vie, which is located at 600 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia.

For more information about this event, contact Foundations at (610) 447-6311 or visit http://give.crozer.org.


Donor Appreciation Dinner

The bi-annual Donor Appreciation Dinner will be held at The Lamb Tavern in Springfield on Apr. 30, with a program and reception starting at 6 p.m.  At this event, we celebrate and thank the 2012 and 2013 donors who contributed at least $250 a year to our foundations. Please mark your calendar and join us for a delicious dinner and enlightening program. 

For more information about this event, contact the foundations at (610) 447-6311. 


Giving Corner

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) will provide you with continuing income and maintain your commitment to investing in your Crozer-Keystone hospital in the future. As the “donor,” you can donate cash, securities or other property to the foundation. The foundation will then provide you, as the “annuitant," with a predetermined payment for the duration of your life. The remainder will support the hospital of your choice in the future with the final payments from your CGA.

Contact Stephen Sullivan, vice president and executive director of the Delco Memorial and Crozer-Chester Foundations, discuss this opportunity at 610-447-6311 (15-6311).


Grants

Delaware County Community Foundation Awards $35,000 to the Crozer-Chester Foundation for Hospice and Home Health Programs

DCCF CHeck Presentation

(L-R): John Durso, Grant Gegwich, Stephen P.
Sullivan, Jane Hanahan, and Gwen Smith.

The Crozer-Chester Foundation was recently awarded $35,000 for providing supplemental care-giving services for low-income patients in the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Program, as well as supplemental Home Health services to its low-income home healthcare population.

In order to prevent re-hospitalizations, continuity has become critical in the transition from the hospital stay to the home. Crozer-Keystone’s Homecare plays a vital role in transitioning patients from the hospital or skilled nursing facility to the home and promoting self-management for patients in their own homes.

Most terminally ill patients wish to die at home. Yet age, frailty, work, child care and financial concerns often pose barriers to families in attempting to honor a loved one’s last wishes. This award provides the hospice program with funds for home health aides to supplement hours so that the family, usually the primary caregivers, may create a workable 24-hour schedule of care.  As this cost cannot be reimbursed via Medicare, grant funds from the Delaware County Community Foundation provide vitally necessary additional home care hours when needed. 

The Delaware County Community Foundation supports charitable giving in the county through grant making, charitable vehicles, fund management and community resources, and supports non-profit organizations through seminars and programs to help build capacity.

For more information about the Delaware County Community Foundation, visit www.delcocf.org or call 610-994-9856. 

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