“Agrace HospiceCare showed our mother and family wonderful care and compassion. It was a blessing that Mom was able to be at Agrace HospiceCare those last few days. All of the staff and volunteers helped to make her so much more comfortable and peaceful, which was what she deserved. Mom believed so strongly in all that Agrace HospiceCare provides for the community, and she would be so pleased with the memorials to Agrace HospiceCare in her name. What you provide for individuals and families is invaluable and we appreciate greatly all you have done for all of us.”
—The Family of Helen Schuemann
Many in our community have expressed a desire to contribute to Agrace. in a way that also commemorates someone special. Making a memorial donation to Agrace directly supports patient care, and at the same time, it honors the memory of your loved one. These donations can take several forms:
Obituary memorials—donations from others in memory of your loved one
Gifts from heirs
Memorial donations and special-occasion recurring gifts
Commemorative naming opportunities—donations that include naming a feature of the Agrace facilities or grounds
Obituaries: Directing Memorial Donations to Agrace
Through their loved one’s obituary, families will often direct donations to an organization that was meaningful to their loved one. To direct memorial donations to Agrace, you can include the following words in your loved one’s obituary: Please direct donations to Agrace, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway Madison, WI 53711. Or, if you prefer, use our Janesville address: 3001 W. Memorial Drive Janesville, WI 53548.
Gifts From Heirs
Heirs of estates may make a gift to Agrace, in memory of a loved one, from proceeds of the inherited estate. Record the name of the person whose memory is being honored on the memo line of the check.
Memorial Donations and Special-Occasion Recurring Gifts
Memorial donations to Agrace can be made by check or online, with your credit card via our secure online donation page.
If you send a donation by check, write the name of the individual whose memory you are honoring on the memo line of your check. Mail your check to either our Madison or our Janesville office.
Special-occasion recurring donations: You can honor the memory of your loved one throughout the year—on occasions such as birthdays, holidays or other special days—with a recurring gift to Agrace. You can establish a recurring gift for any amount on a monthly basis, quarterly basis or any time period you choose. For information about recurring donations, please contact Donor Services at (608) 327-7180.
Commemorative Naming Opportunities
Throughout the Agrace buildings and grounds in Madison, there are opportunities to commemorate your loved ones in a lasting way. At various donation levels, you are able to name a feature in their honor. Both indoor and outdoor naming opportunities are available, including patient rooms, garden areas, bird sanctuaries and more. For more information, please call Donor Services at (608) 327-7180.
Your Gifts Directly Support our Services
Agrace is a not-for-profit, community-based organization committed to providing an unparalleled level of care. Although most basic hospice benefits are often provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurers, Agrace delivers more than basic services. Your gifts of any amount are welcome; they support a variety of programs and services that directly benefit patients and their families, including charity care, patient assistance, grief services, respite care and clinical education.When Agrace receives your donation, a thank-you letter is sent. This letter serves as your receipt for tax purposes. Agrace also notifies the family of the person you are honoring. Donation amounts are kept confidential.
Some donors may also be interested in memorializing someone with a custom brick in the Agrace Memorial Brick Walk.
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