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2022 Events and Sponsorship Opportunities for Stillwater Hospice

Since 1888, Stillwater Hospice (formerly Visiting Nurse) has served families with a full suite of compassion services. Our organization has grown because individuals understand the unique benefits we can provide to families when dealing with a life-limiting illness and they invest in our mission. Below are three ways you can impact future families by supporting Stillwater Hospice.

Still Serving You Campaign

This year, in lieu of a fundraising gala, we are offering businesses a print and social media campaign, to help raise funds for Stillwater Hospice’s mission programs. These programs meet the needs of our patients and families, but are only provided thanks to generous community support from corporations like yours.

We have been providing compassion, comfort and guidance through life’s journey for almost 135 years. With your support, we will continue to do so.

Many businesses that have supported our past fundraisers have had a connection to Stillwater Hospice and our services. Perhaps you had a coworker or family member at Hospice Home on Homestead Road in Fort Wayne. Maybe your company had a tragic loss and you sought out the support of the Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center.

Possibly, you had a family member or friend, who is a veteran, receive our hospice services and participate in our We Honor Veterans program. Or maybe one of your loved ones utilized our palliative services in Berne, Marion or Fort Wayne, or one of our other programs or services.

We will launch at the beginning of May and run the entire month. This campaign will be based in print, electronic and social media and will reach thousands of people in our 11-county service area and beyond. Funding raised through this campaign will allow us to provide compassionate programs to our community throughout the coming year.

Please consider joining us as a sponsor and partner in care.

  • Full-page advertisement in three of our newsletters, reaching 11,000 people annually
  • Logo in our annual report
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor and logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Logo on website for one year in view of 23,000 unique users
  • Social media recognition

  • Half-page ad in one of our newsletters, reaching 11,000 people annually
  • Logo in our annual report
  • Logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Logo on website for one year in view of 23,000 unique users
  • Social media recognition

  • Quarter-page ad in one of our newsletters, reaching 11,000 people annually
  • Logo in our annual report
  • Logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Logo on website for one year in view of nearly 23,000 unique users
  • Social media recognition

  • Logo in one of our newsletters, reaching 11,000 people annually
  • Logo in annual report
  • Social media recognition

Contact Monica Chamberlain, Director of Development, to partner with Stillwater Hospice as a sponsor at

(260) 435-3222 or at [email protected].

Thank you for your consideration of supporting this campaign and our mission programs which we could not provide without the support of businesses like yours. This campaign allows you to designate the program that receives your support. 



Please help us bridge the gap on the below program of your choosing:

Hospice Home

Hospice Home needs funds to provide 24 hour-a-day care to those in the greatest need.

You can help provide $500,000 of support needed to offer this one-of-a kind care. You can ensure that anyone needing this specialized care can receive it, regardless of their ability to pay.


Grief Support

Grief Support is offered at no charge to the clients but has a cost of $150 an hour.

Your support can help us close the annual expense of $390,000 needed to ensure that any adult needing grief support can have it.


Palliative Care

Our Palliative Care program provides consults in Berne, Marion and Fort Wayne to those with serious illness who are still seeking treatment.

Your sponsorship will enable us to provide $200,000 of support to this specialty program.

Holiday Memorial Service and Tree Lighting

This annual event will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022. It will present an opportunity to honor a friend or memorialize a loved one with a light glowing brightly. The memorial service and lighting ceremony will include performances by the Fort Wayne Children’s Chamber Choir, a testimonial from an individual who has experienced our services and a moment of silence and reflection to remember those we have loved and lost. In order to ensure this event is successful and a low cost to participating families, we are seeking sponsorships.

  • Logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Verbal recognition during the event by Stillwater Hospice CEO
  • Sign at the event with corporate logo
  • Opportunity to lead the procession with CEO and light the tree

  • Logo recognition on social media posts advertising event
  • Verbal recognition during the event by Stillwater Hospice CEO
  • Sign at the event with corporate logo
  • Recognition in program

  • Verbal recognition during the event by Stillwater Hospice CEO
  • Sign at the event with corporate logo
  • Recognition in program

  • Verbal recognition during the event by Stillwater Hospice CEO
  • Sign at the event with corporate logo
  • Recognition in program

  • Sign at the refreshment table
  • Recognition in program

  • Recognition in program

Contact Monica Chamberlain, Director of Development, to partner with Stillwater Hospice as a sponsor at

(260) 435-3222 or at [email protected].

We’re Here with You

These one-time events will take place at local coffee shops or restaurants and will allow Stillwater Hospice staff to interact, educate and thank local community members for their interest and support in our services.

Stillwater Hospice will be represented by some members of our care team, leadership and board. We invite you to also attend these events to interact with members of our communities who may have an interest in learning more about our services, or who have had loved ones served through palliative, hospice or grief support.

Regional events to take place in the following cities:

Auburn

Thursday, June 9
3:30–5:30 p.m.
9th Street Brew House

Berne

Thursday, April 21
3:00–5:30 p.m.
The Filling Station

Bluffton

Thursday, May 12
3:00–5:00 p.m.
The Wells County Foundation Office

Columbia City

Thursday, June 16
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Church Café

Marion

Wednesday, May 18
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Sender Cafe

Sponsorship Levels

  • Opportunity to host the event, if desired
  • Logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Logo on website for one year in view of nearly 23,000 unique users
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for table and signage at event

  • Logo recognition on all press releases and event marketing materials, before, during and after event
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for table and signage at event

  • Logo on website for one year in view of nearly 23,000 unique users
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for table and signage at event

  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for table and signage at event

  • Social media recognition

Contact Monica Chamberlain, Director of Development, to partner with Stillwater Hospice as a sponsor at

(260) 435-3222 or at [email protected].