The employees of Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky received two awards from United Way at the United Way of the Ohio Valley awards presentation breakfast in March. Both the Community Spirit Award and the President’s Award were presented to Hospice and Palliative Care staff at the Logsdon Center.
The Community Spirit Award is presented annually to employee groups that have demonstrated strong support with sustained per capita giving at the $50 level and above for at least two consecutive years. The President’s Award is presented to the employee group who have attained the highest average gift per employee in each year’s campaign.
According to Brenda Knollenberg, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky Development Manager, the President’s Award was particularly meaningful to their organization.
“Organizers at the United Way told us that they believe this is the first time ever that the President’s Award has been given to an organization that is also a United Way Partner Agency,” she said. “We are so excited to be the first recipient with that distinction.”
Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky receives funding from the United Way through their donor-designated funds.
“We are also privileged to have so many co-workers who support our community through the United Way,” Knollenberg said. “We are so grateful to the United Way for all they do in our community to help our friends and neighbors.”
Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky is a local non-profit organization whose mission is “helping individuals live with dignity through the final stages of life.”
For more information regarding their services or to refer a patient to their hospice or palliative care programs, please call 270-926-7565 or visit www.hospiceofwky.org.