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Campaign for the Tippett Home's 25th Anniversary

Continuing the Legacy of Compassion and Caring

In the late 1980s, Dedham-based Visiting Nurse Associates had a dream to create a small residential facility for terminally ill individuals for times when it was not possible or optimal to receive end-of-life care at home. Their desire was to provide compassionate support and alleviate pain in quiet, peaceful, home-like surroundings.

The generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations made possible the purchase of a stately brick home in Needham in 1991 that was transformed into one of Massachusetts' first hospice residences.

The Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home opened in June 1994. In the 25 years since the community gathered for its opening, our Tippett hospice team has eased the end-of-life journey for more than 4,500 terminally ill patients while providing care and support to their loved ones.

We remain focused on our mission to provide the right care with kindness and compassion every day for every patient and loved one we serve while ensuring the Tippett Home's warm and safe surroundings. 

The community's support plays an essential role in fulfilling this promise to our patients and their loved ones during a very difficult time of life. VNA Care has identified more than $250,000 in needs at the Tippett Home, so we have embarked on a special 25th anniversary campaign. Donations will be used to ensure the structural integrity and energy efficiency of the building, comfortable and home-like setting, and highest possible quality care for patients and their loved ones.

To learn more about the Campaign for the Tippett Home and funding opportunities, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at 617-835-9654. Please visit our secure, online donations page to make a gift in support of the Tippett Home.


25th Anniversary Campaign Donors

We would like to thank the following donors as of May 6, 2019, for their contribution to the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home's 25th Anniversary Campaign



Rands Foundation






Stephen and Melanie Sadler





Frederick H. Jamieson

Joyce and James Patten, MD

Nancy and Scott Barcelo 




Byram Healthcare 

CABEM Technologies

Dedham Savings 

Medline Industries

Edwin J. Riley, D.M.D. 



Suzanne Bandanza

Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors 

BrightStar Care of Norwood

Brookline Bank

Michael Carson

Frank and Louise Condon

Congregational Church of Needham 

Gilbert and Helen Cox

Dedham VNA Foundation 

Eaton Funeral Homes

Sharon and Michael Gillespie

William J. Gormley Funeral Service

Grander Capital Partners

Paul and Amy Greeley

Samuel and Barbara Hayes

Deborah and Arthur Krieg, MD

LEAD Advisory Group and the Tetreault Family

The Gail and Tony Nannini Family

Needham Bank

Kerrie and Ellison Patten

Richard R. Russell

Judith A. Thomson

Vita Needle



Maureen and Gregory Depp

Direct Federal Credit Union 

Amy and Brendan Doherty

Mr. and Mrs. C. Bruce Johnstone


Ron Kinghorn

Anthony S. Lucas

Louise B. Martin

Margaret E. Richardson

Arthur N. Ryan

Edward T. Sullivan

Beverly Van Orman

Pamela G. Ward

*Donations $500 to $999. We also greatly appreciate the hundreds of donors who have made gifts less than $500 to this Campaign. 

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