By David Edwards on March 13th, 2023
Media Contact: David Edwards, Director of Communications
North Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospice Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation for “Continuing Excellence in Hospice & Palliative Care: Unrestricted Operational Support.”
The grant is the largest the Frueauff Foundation has ever given in support of the mission of Arkansas Hospice and will be used to supplement the expenses of providing patient care beyond what is covered by traditional reimbursements.
Anna Kay Frueauff, Vice President of Communications and Programs for the Frueauff Foundation, said, “Having seen first-hand the care Arkansas Hospice provides for not only patients, but their families, we are comforted to know this grant will help improve the lives of our fellow Arkansans with life-limiting illness and their families.”
Arkansas Hospice currently cares for Frueauff’s mother, and also provided care for her grandmother and grandfather.
“As the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice and palliative care, we rely on financial support from sources like this grant to enhance our care,” said Kimberlee Shaffer Kirkman, Arkansas Hospice Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. “We are grateful to Anna Kay for not only her involvement with our being awarded the grant, but for her service on our Foundation Board of Directors. The Frueauff Foundation has a long history with Arkansas Hospice, and we truly appreciate their continued support.”
Kirkman noted that Sue Frueauff was honored for her contributions to Arkansas Hospice in 2010 and that David Frueauff, president of the Frueauff Foundation, joined his sister, Anna Kay, in co-chairing 2022’s Party at the Plaza, Arkansas Hospice Foundation’s new signature event.
Arkansas Hospice provides end-of-life care for patients across a 43-county service area, plus palliative care to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with serious illness who are still seeking curative treatment. Additional services include a specialized pediatric care team, minority outreach, volunteer services, and grief support for families and the community at large.
About Arkansas Hospice
Caring since 1992, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional, and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org.
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