Our Core Principle
Comfort and Dignity Should be Accessible to All
We serve the Colorado Springs community by supporting and enhancing the care provided by Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care to patients and families across the region. Through responsible stewardship of our resources and dedicated support from our community, we ensure our continued ability to reach those in need, regardless of background, class, or financial limitations.
About the Foundation
The Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation’s sole purpose is to financially support and further the mission of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Both organizations sincerely appreciate the generosity and support of our donors and community. The contributions from our donors help provide compassionate and specialized end-of-life care to those in our community impacted by life-limiting illness.
The Foundation's History
In 1998, the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation was established by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care as a separate 501(c)(3) organization to be their philanthropic arm in an effort to support and expand the hospice’s mission and enhance the care and services provided to patients, families and members of the community.
Andrew (Andy) Petersen - Executive Director
Andrew joined the Foundation in August of 2022 bringing a wealth of experience in fundraising and philanthropy. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has been in resource development for over two decades, working in local, regional and international human service nonprofits. As a former board member and past president of the Southern Colorado Chapter of AFP, Petersen is a strong advocate for ethical and effective fundraising. In 2020, he was selected as the Fundraising Executive of the Year in AFP for Southern Colorado. Living in Southern Colorado since 2007, Petersen is married to his wife Shellie and they have two children. Together they take every opportunity to breathe the fresh, rare air of our Colorado mountains and interact with the wonderful people they encounter.
Contact Andy: APetersen@pikespeakhospice.org, 719.457.8103 (direct), or 719.393.5963 (mobile)
Andy Rovella - Development Manager
Andy, who joined the Foundation staff in 2010, is responsible for processing all donations received throughout the year, managing all mailings, and maintaining donor records. He also manages all requests for the Patient Special Needs and Sentimental Journey programs, helps in the planning and execution of Tribute Receptions and the compilation of the Annual Report, and assists with grant writing and submission and the logistics for annual events such as Illuminations and Trees of Life. He has worked in the non-profit field for over 20 years, including development and fundraising work for hospice care for the past decade.
Contact Andy: ARovella@PikesPeakHospice.org, 719.457.8104 (direct), or 719.318.4158 (mobile)
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors
We will be open and honest.
- We will engage donors with information about the work we do toward our mission and vision.
- We will provide pertinent financial information.
We will be trustworthy and accountable.
- We will respect donor intentions and maximize their gifts.
- We will exercise wise and ethical stewardship of all financial resources and contributions.
- We will report outcomes made possible by donations.
We will honor donors as partners who share in our vision.
- We will acknowledge and recognize donors.
- We will maintain confidentiality in keeping with donor wishes.
- We will treat donors with respect and professionalism.