Today’s Tributes, Tomorrow’s Legacies Tribute Program
Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation’s Tribute Program was created as a way to honor those we love, while also raising funds and awareness to help provide care for others in our community needing hospice and palliative care services.
The Tribute Program honors and recognizes loved ones when donations received in their name total $1,000 or more as a one-time gift or given cumulatively over a period of time. Many families designate Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation as a beneficiary of memorial contributions in newspaper obituaries or through publications at funeral homes. Others simply want to remember their loved ones in a way that can be readily shared with others.
Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Tribute Receptions are held throughout the year. Those who have made a memorial contribution, as well as family and friends of individuals being memorialized are invited to attend a brief, but meaningful reception. Each family is encouraged to submit a story about their loved one along with a photograph to be displayed during the reception, and afterward on our virtual Tribute Wall.
Guests attending the reception are welcomed by Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation Executive Director, Andrew Petersen. One of our Chaplains shares vignettes from the stories submitted and names of all those being memorialized are read aloud in remembrance. Live music is performed creating a special environment for reflection. All are invited to enjoy light refreshments and mingle with other guests.
Individually preserved cottonwood leaves, each as unique as the person it represents, will have the name of the person being memorialized etched on an attached charm. Created by Rocky Mountain Leaf Company specifically for our use, each leaf will be displayed on our three-dimensional Memorial Tree during the reception, and then gifted to the family as a keepsake.
Following the reception, the names of those being memorialized are added to our Virtual Tribute Wall along with their story and photograph. This information can then be accessed and shared with anyone with internet access anywhere in the world. We are pleased to offer this capability, especially for those who may not be able attend a Tribute Reception. When you choose to honor your loved one with a personalized story and photograph on our Tribute Wall you not only keep their memory alive, you also help other families facing end-of-life issues.
Need More Information?
If you are interested in honoring someone special in your life, or have any questions about our Tribute Receptions, please call Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation at 719.457.8104 or email Andy Rovella at ARovella@PikesPeakHospice.org. You may also contact us using the form below.