The Connecticut Hospice Tree of Life Fund helps to secure the future of the First American Hospice and Palliative Care Teaching Hospital for both inpatient and home hospice care.
In addition to clinical care, The Connecticut Hospice, through its John D Thompson Hospice Institute for Education Training & Research, provides continuing medical education credits for physicians and serves as a clinical rotation site for over 300 nursing, medical and pharmacy students annually from prestigious institutions throughout Connecticut. These students, along with art and music therapy students, gain rare and valuable “hands on” experience and training. The Institute also provides ongoing certification trainings to help practitioners in the field of hospice care maintain and enhance their skills.
Our Trees of Life are mounted on the wall of our stunning ground floor promenade and are enduring reminders of our connection to the earth, the sky, and to each other.
Patient families and friends may express their love and appreciation to those close to them with contributions that start at $500 and are recognized with a series of engraved leaves and blossoms.
$500 Bronze Leaf
$1,000 Silver Leaf
$2,000 Gold Leaf
$5,000 Crown Dogwood Blossom
$10,000 Golden Dogwood Blossom
$25,000 Contributor Stone
Each leaf or blossom can be engraved with a message of up to four lines and with 16 characters (including spaces) per line. Alternatively, you may include your name, the name of your loved one, your church, instead of a message. Your generous contribution to The Connecticut Hospice through the Tree of Life Fund is tax deductible.
You may also make your gift over the telephone with a credit card, or by mailing a check. Please call us at (203) 315-7684 to make your gift over the phone during business hours. If you prefer to make a contribution by check and mail it to us, please download The Tree of Life Form and send it to: Development Office, Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.