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As a not-for-profit agency, Visiting Nurse relies on donations and fundraising to support programs not reimbursed by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. These programs include: music and massage therapy, community grief and education programs and services and charity care. The agency is committed to providing the above services to our patients, families and our community who value the benefits of these programs.

Memorial donations and fundraisers are an essential element in the agency’s budget. This financial support not only provides operating funds but fosters and maintains the bond that develops when a loved one is in our care. The board and staff of Visiting Nurse are extremely grateful and humbled by the generosity of our patient families, friends and donors and are diligent stewards of these funds. Donations may be directed to a specific program if requested.

The recently established Visiting Nurse Foundation works to raise funding and community awareness in support of Visiting Nurse's services, programs and mission to provide compassionate care to alleviate suffering and ensure quality of life for those affected by serious illness. It is only with the support of our generous community, and donors like you, that we can continue to help patients and their loved ones experience the best possible quality of life.

Visiting Nurse Foundation is a non-profit, supporting organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Foundation raises funds through annual appeals, memorial donations, planned giving commitment and special events held throughout the year.

You now have the option to designate your donation to specific programs and funds, such as the annual fund, endowment, financial assistance fund, grief support, Hospice Home and area of greatest need. The annual fund provides Visiting Nurse with operating support; the endowment is an investment in the sustainability and longevity of Visiting Nurse; the financial assistance fund provides services and care to those who have an inability to pay; grief support includes the costs of our Grief Center programming, support groups and individual counseling sessions; Hospice Home is Visiting Nurse's 14-bed inpatient unit; and the area of greatest need designation allows for Visiting Nurse to use your support in a way that best meets our current projects.

We are thankful to have the following individuals serve on our Visiting Nurse Foundation Board:

  • Anne Cavanaugh, Chair
  • Stephen Adair, Vice Chair
  • Joseph Byers, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Brian Fehlhaber
  • Dar Richardson
  • Elizabeth Regedanz
  • Nancy Stewart
  • Daryl Yost
  • Phyllis Hermann, ex officio as the CEO of Visiting Nurse

Click here to view our Fundraiser & Event Calendar.

Planned Giving

Consider making a tax deductible charitable bequest to Visiting Nurse. Bequests ensure long-term security and growth for the agency while providing possible tax benefits for the donor. Talk to your financial planner or attorney about designating a gift through your estate, sale of stock or IRA. For more information, please call Mary Shankster, Chief Development Officer, at (260) 435-3211 or email:


Kroger Community Rewards

By using your Kroger card, you can help earn money for Visiting Nurse. Go to and log in and to the Community Rewards area. When you select Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home as your designated charity, a portion of your bill will benefit our organization. Kroger issues checks quarterly based on the total amount spent.

Amazon Smile

If you shop at, you can have Amazon donate a percentage of your purchases to Visiting Nurse.  It's easy to do!  Simply use when you do your shopping (you use the same login, and the products and prices are exactly the same) and choose Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Inc. as the non-profit you wish to support.

Wish List

Baby Monitors – for home care patients
Gas cards – for volunteers who deliver patient supplies in our eight county service area
Magazine subscriptions (Reminisce and others) – used by volunteers to read to patients