Community Hospice Foundation

To raise funds and awareness for Community Hospice.
To create a culture of philanthropy in which boards, staff and community members are profoundly engaged in helping us meet our mission.
In 2002, “Truckin’ for Hospice” was founded by the California Trucking Association, San Joaquin Unit to enable the trucking industry to join together to raise money for Hospice of San Joaquin and Community Hospice, Inc.  Both non-profit hospice organizations care for terminally ill patients and their families during their final days. The 2016 "Truckin' for Hospice" event raised $32,000 for both Hospice of San Joaquin and Community Hospice.
Friends and family of Rich Gray, a patient who was served by Community Hospice, put together the Inaugural Rich Gray Memorial Shoot. The memorial shoot was held in Newman, CA on April 16, 2016 and raised more than $15,000. All proceeds were donated to the Community Hospice Foundation to help better support the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.
An annual event held in memory of absent friends, the DeHoog Memorial Trap Shoot took place in Escalon, CA on May 15 at the Escalon Sportsmen's Club. The event raised $12,500 with 100% of the proceeds from the memorial trap shoot donated to Community Hospice.
A huge thank you to Del Monte Foods and the Del Monte Employee Association (DMEA) for selecting Community Hospice Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of the Del Monte Classic, held May 6 at Lockeford Springs. DMEA raised $12,150 for the Community Hospice Foundation.
On behalf of the patients and families of Community Hospice, along with our Board of Directors and Friends of Community Hospice, we extend our sincere appreciation for all those who were involved with our “Welcome to Margaritaville” annual Gala. The gala was held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the home of Tom and Julia Haidlen in Oakdale, CA. The community came together with sponsors, attendees and donations to raise gross revenues in excess of $370,000 from the event. In addition we are excited about the commitment our community has made to Camp Erin Modesto, our children’s bereavement camp. We thank everyone for their generosity and support of our efforts to fulfill our mission at Community Hospice.
Join us Monday, September 19 as the Community Hospice Foundation takes over the greens at Del Rio Golf & Country Club for the 15th Annual Golf Fore Community Hospice fundraiser!

Entry Fee Includes:
  • Lunch
  • Green Fees & Cart
  • $50 Golfer Gift Certificate & Goody Bag
  • Awards Ceremony with Cash Prizes
  • Raffle, Silent Auction & Live Auction
  • Dinner
Space is Limited
Early Bird Registration (by September 1, 2016)
$800 Foursome 
$200 Individual Golfer

New this Year

Ladies are invited to a complimentary exclusive opportunity to sip Champagne Bubbles while shopping for Baubles by local artisans and vendors.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
For more information, call 209.578.6370 or email

Mission Moment

By Charise Reeves
As an employee of Community Hospice, I knew our organization was a special place, and we were part of something amazing, however I did not fully appreciate what we do every day until my immediate family needed our services, and we became a Community Hospice family.  In December my Dad was diagnosed with terminal small cell lung cancer; treatable, but not curable.  Unfortunately, my Dad was unable to do chemotherapy. After three stays at the hospital and no further chance of treatment, my Dad wanted to go home. I made a call to our Care Services and soon a staff member came to explain hospice services. Two days later, a full team showed up at my parent’s home to admit my Dad to hospice. Weekly our RN or LVN came to meet my Dad’s needs. We also met with our Social Worker, Chaplain, and Dad’s new Doctor. They provided for every medical need my Dad had to keep him as comfortable as possible. Although not a religious person, our Chaplain and staff helped him to find as much peace as possible in his final days.  I was amazed how each time our staff visited, they not only cared for my Dad’s medical needs, but they also cared for our families needs. Community Hospice staff sees patients and families at their worst: in a time of struggle, grief and sometimes anger. They are there when we have no idea what to do next, and once in a while when we’re happy or grateful. No matter how we are, Community Hospice staff seems to know what to say and how to act. They are angels sent to help us; and help us they do. During the last week full support was given to make the days easier as we experienced something we had never gone through before. My Dad died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family. Community Hospice gave my Dad time. Time to say what needed to be said. Time to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. Time to celebrate his 75th birthday. Time to get closer to his family and God.
Camp Erin Modesto

Camp Erin Modesto 2016 was a great success due to the amazing support of our generous community donors and volunteers. 79 campers braved the cold and  joined us at Camp Jack Hazard for four days of excitement and restoration. Campers made new friendships with children/teens going through similar circumstances, enjoyed traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and were given the opportunity to begin to heal.
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*September 19 - Golf Fore Community Hospice

*October 28-29 – Over the Edge for Community Hospice

*December 2 - Fantasy of Trees Luncheon

*December 3 - Santa Shares Breakfast

*December 4 - Light Up A Life Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

* March 7, 2017 - Friends of Hospice Annual Card Party

* June 8-11, 2017 - Camp Erin Modesto
Community Hospice Foundation Friends of Hospice
In 1982, the Community Hospice Foundation Friends of Hospice was started by Sue Allen. This fundraising auxiliary is well known for their events throughout the community including: Fantasy of Trees, Light Up A Life Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Annual Card Party. If you are interested in learning more about the Community Hospice Foundation Friends of Hospice and how you can participate, please click here or call        209-578-6370.

Strategic Plan for Community Hospice Foundation

From: Monica Ojcius, Executive Director
It is with pleasure that I share the exciting news that the Community Hospice Foundation Board, Friends of Community Hospice and staff have been working diligently to complete a three year Strategic Plan that will guide the Foundation's efforts in support of Community Hospice through 2019. As we move onward we recognize the need to define our strategies and grow in response to the evolution in our Community Hospice patient services geographic area. Community Hospice cares for patients and their families within a fifty mile radius from our corporate office located on Spyres Way in Modesto yet our fundraising efforts have primarily been focused in Stanislaus County.  We also know that technology is moving ever faster and creating changes in how people communicate. We have four generations of donors with whom we need to tell our story and they have different ways in which they want to receive information from us; ranging from written letters, phone calls, emails and now texting or social media. We will be preparing and implementing multi-channel communications about our work with patients and their families. Additionally, we have seen a literal explosion of need bereavement services geared for children, a doubling of Crisis Response Team calls from area schools and year over year growth in Camp Erin Modesto attendees. This trend indicates a greater need for funding of our youth programs. As you can see there is much important work to be accomplished in the coming years. We appreciate your continued interest and contributions for the critical services supported by our Foundation and invite you to be our partner as we forge new ways forward.
The following are the eight areas of focus for which specific strategies and tactics will be developed:
Strategic Plan Focus Areas
1.  Brand Development
2.  Communications and Technology
3.  Donor Relations
4.  Expand Sphere of Influence and Services
5.  Financial Stability & Sustainability of Community Hospice Foundation
6.  Education for Board, Volunteers and Staff
7.  Board Development
8.  Honor Heritage, Inspire Future and Leave Legacy
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