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People of Compassion

Create More Gratitude. Create More Moments.

Your generous donation allows Hosparus Health to continue providing important programs and services to those in the community who need us the most. Your gift helps with care for children, veterans, and others with life-limiting illness across Kentucky and Indiana. Because of you, the community can be a more compassionate place.

Why Giving Matters

Ways to Give

 In addition to a one-time or recurring donation, there are plenty of other ways to support Hosparus Health and our mission. Find one that’s right for your situation.

  • Mail

    Mail your donation to:
    Hosparus Health
    c/o Development Department
    6200 Dutchmans Lane
    Louisville, KY 40205

  • Online

    Donate with 2 clicks.

  • Text

    Text Compassion20 to 41444

What does your donation support?

The People of Compassion Campaign will address five critical areas of need:

Service Enhancements & Operational Support, $8.95 million:

• $7 million in general operating support
• $850,000 for adult palliative services
• $600,000 for the Kourageous Kids pediatric hospice and palliative care program
• $500,000 for specialty disease management programs, including the successful Heart Connection heart disease program, and new programs focused on lung disease and memory care

Louisville Expansion, $6.55 million:

• $2.25 million for the renovation and relocation of corporate offices to the Leadership Innovation Center at 6200 Dutchmans Lane (completed in July 2020)
• $2.5 million for expansion of grief counseling services
• $1.5 million for renovation and relocation of offices for Clinical & Kourageous Kids Teams to the Leadership Innovation Center
• $300,000 for improvements in Inpatient Care Services

Regional Expansion, $1.25 million:

• $250,000 to expand services in Southern Indiana, with the opening of a new office in Jasper (completed September 2019)
• $250,000 to expand geographic reach and depth of hospice and palliative services in the Bowling Green region
• $250,000 to expand the geographic reach and hospice and palliative services in the Elizabethtown region
• $500,000 for the construction of a new community center and service expansion in the Campbellsville area

Endowments and Business Development, $1.5 million:

• $250,000 for a Technology Platform Fund to support IT innovation, including electronic medical records and telehealth technology (TapCloud implementation completed in April 2020 in response to COVID-19)
• $500,000 for an Employee Assistance Fund to provide scholarships, training and emergency funds
• $650,000 for a Patient & Family Fund to fill one-time emergency needs for patients and families, such gas and grocery cards, other basic needs and bill payment
• $100,000 for an Integrative Therapies Fund to bring holistic services such as art and music therapies, massage therapy and Reiki to patients and their families

Deferred Gifts, $5.75 million:

• Revocable and irrevocable deferred gifts to ensure the long-term viability of hospice and palliative care services

Because of successful early fundraising efforts, Hosparus Health has completed several campaign projects ahead of schedule.  For additional information on projects completed and areas of need, view our impact report at the button below, or contact Beth Hobson at or 502-719-4138.

Donor Stories and News

    • People of Compassion: A Local Businesswoman Gives Back to the Community

    • Donors
    • Stories

    It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Mary Vitale embodies the spirit of compassion and philanthropy. She grew up…

    • Mom Honors Infant Son’s Memory By Spreading the Word About Kourageous Kids

    • Kourageous Kids
    • Stories

    “Shocked and devastated” is how Katie Rubin describes her reaction after receiving a fatal diagnosis for her second child, Meyer,…

    • Hosparus Health’s Palliative Support Gets 87-year-old Back in her Garden

    • Palliative Care
    • Stories

    Without Hosparus Health, Norma Niehaus says she might not still be here. At 87 years old, she has multiple health…

    • Hosparus Health Benefits from Louisville Businessman’s Generosity

    • Donors
    • Stories

    *This story was originally published in our Winter 2017 Caring Connections magazine. Jim passed away in 2018. James “Jim” Ryan,…

    • People of Compassion: Grateful Daughter Gives Back

    • Donors
    • Stories

    When Mary Anne Thornton called Hosparus Health to care for her mother, Miriam, at the end of her life, she…

    • Family Honors Late Father by Providing Nursing Scholarships

    • Donors
    • Stories

    At just 34 years old, Brad Ruch is already creating a legacy because of his generosity. Over the last eight…

    • Hosparus Health Helps the McCauley Family

  • A trip to Key West, Florida. A weekend at Rough River Lodge. A reunion with 20 high school classmates. Cheering…

Campaign Committee

Charlie Dahlem, Chair
Denise Roby, Honorary Co-Chair
Lori Tyra, Honorary Co-Chair
Ralph Allen
Paul Bleuel

Walter Clare
Don Garton
Scott Herrmann
Beth Hobson
Michael “Jocko” Joksimovic

Tawanda Owsley
Mike Ratterman
Kelly Wesley Taylor, Counsel
Travis Terlau
Cathy Zion

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