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Other Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support the work of Stillwater Hospice. You can make a monthly or one-time gift by donating online.  Below are other ways of giving that can support our compassionate work, while accomplishing your own goals in giving.


Our Ambassadors of Compassion are people and families who have decided to support Stillwater Hospice every month. Monthly donations allow you to make an impact throughout the year. Your gifts help Stillwater Hospice care for patients, support families and provide grief counseling for adults in our community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

This monthly giving program automatically transfers your specified donation amount directly from your credit card or debit account to Stillwater Hospice on the same day each month. You have the opportunity to choose how you would like your gift allocated. Thank you for choosing to be a Stillwater Hospice Ambassador of Compassion.

Please contact the Development Office at (260) 435-3222 for more information.


Checks can be sent to:
Stillwater Foundation
5910 Homestead Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46814


In 2001, Stillwater Hospice opened the only freestanding hospice facility in northeast Indiana. Since then, Hospice Home has provided care and support for more than 10,000 individuals, ranging in age from 5 months to 103. Hospice Home’s impact on our community—on our patients, their families, friends and loved ones—has been immense.


Giving by cash, check or credit card is one of the most common and easiest ways to make a direct charitable contribution to Stillwater Foundation.

If you itemize tax deductions on your tax return, the first tangible benefit you receive when making an annual gift by cash, check or credit card is a tax deduction for the value of your gift. The second benefit is seeing the immediate results of your generosity. When you make an annual gift, you are demonstrating a strong commitment to the patients, families and grief clients we serve each day.

Checks can be sent to:

Stillwater Foundation
5910 Homestead Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

To make a donation of stock or a wire transfer, please call our Foundation office at (260) 435-3480.  We can provide you with instructions on how to process those specific kinds of gifts.


Some of the gifts Stillwater Foundation receives are those given in memory of a friend, family member or loved one. When a loved one passes away, Stillwater Hospice would like to help you honor and/or pay tribute to their life. All memorial gifts will be acknowledged with a letter to the person you designate. Please tell us whom you wish to remember, and the name and address of the person we should notify of your gift.

Pay tribute to the important people in your life with a gift to Stillwater Foundation. Tribute gifts may honor a friend, family member, or loved one. Tribute gifts may also celebrate a birthday or special anniversary date.

You now have the option to designate your donation to specific programs and funds, such as the Community Grief Center Endowment Fund, Financial Assistance Program, Hospice Home, and Area of Greatest Need.

  • The Community Grief Center Endowment Fund is an investment in the sustainability of Stillwater Hospice, and the earnings of the fund assist with the costs associated with grief support services provided to the community.
  • The Financial Assistance Fund provides services and care to those who have an inability to pay.
  • Hospice Home is Stillwater Hospice’s 14-bed inpatient unit.
  • The area of greatest need designation allows for Stillwater Hospice to use your support in a way that best meets our current projects.

Consider making a tax-deductible charitable bequest to Stillwater Foundation and join the Josephine’s Planned Giving Society. Bequests ensure long-term security and growth for the organization while providing possible tax benefits for the donor.

Some examples of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Outright gifts of cash or securities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Retirement assets
  • Gifts of IRA distributions
  • Stocks and bonds

There are many ways to make a gift to Stillwater Foundation. To select the best way to make a planned gift that supports the mission of Stillwater Hospice, while ensuring your family’s financial security, we recommend that you consult with your financial adviser and/or your attorney.

Endowments assist with the long-term financial sustainability of any not-for-profit organization. Stillwater Foundation currently has two funds established: The Community Grief Center Endowment Fund and the Phyllis Hermann Endowed Hospice Fund. The earnings from these funds assist with both the costs associated with grief support services and assistance for hospice patients who do not have the ability to pay for care and services.

Individuals can now establish endowed funds in memory and in honor of their loved ones which will exist in perpetuity. The minimum for establishment is $25,000.

Stillwater Foundation is thankful for our partnerships within the corporate community. They enable us to continue providing the highest-quality hospice, palliative, chronic disease management and grief support services. Through corporate donations, Stillwater Foundation seeks to facilitate relationships that benefit both Stillwater Hospice and your company or organization.

Give an unrestricted gift to help fund programs and services with the greatest need, or align your gift with a specific initiative that further supports your company’s mission.

Organizations of any type and size can demonstrate their support of patients and families through corporate philanthropy at Stillwater Foundation. Additionally, Stillwater Hospice provides sponsorship and visibility opportunities through annual events.

Thank you to our current corporate sponsors:

  • PHP
  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • Lutheran Health Network
  • Brooks Construction
  • PNC
  • Hylant
  • Parkview Health
  • First Merchants Bank

By using your Kroger card, you can help earn money for Stillwater Foundation.

Go to and log in to the Community Rewards area. When you select Stillwater Hospice as your designated charity, a portion of your bill will benefit our organization. Kroger issues checks quarterly based on the total amount spent. Each year, you must re-select Stillwater Hospice to keep the information current on your account.

In addition to the donation types listed above, Stillwater Foundation also accepts the following in-kind donations to help support patient care:

  • Baby monitors — used in the home so caregivers can hear their loved ones throughout their home.
  • Gas cards — for volunteers who deliver patient supplies in our 11-county service area.
  • Bird seed
  • Lap blankets
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Adult coloring books
  • Coloring pencils

We are also always in need of caring volunteers to help with various programs, either working with patients or performing vital behind-the-scenes clerical and administrative work.

For more information please contact Sarah Plasterer, Director of Volunteers, at [email protected] or by phone at (260) 435-3222.