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Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Memorial and Tribute Gifts are a way to remember a loved one or honor someone who has made a difference in your life. These gifts provide critical support for VNA Care’s work in the community.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts may be made:
More information about remembering a loved one appears below. If you need more information or assistance, please contact our Fund Development Office at 508-573-8027, 617-835-9654 or

Donations in Lieu of Flowers

You may direct family and friends to make memorial gifts in lieu of flowers in funeral notices and obituaries. Families receive lists of donors' names and addresses. Donations in memory of friends or loved ones may be made at any time online or by using our VNA Care mail-in donation form.
The following is suggested wording for an obituary:
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to (please indicate either VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, de Rham Hospice Home, Tippett Hospice Home, Monahan Hospice Home, VNA Care Network, or VNA of Boston) in memory of (deceased’s name) to support patient care at VNA Care, Fund Development, (please indicate either 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923, OR 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608) or via

Hospice Home Memorial Plaques

People whose family or friends have been cared for at the de Rham Home in Cambridge, Monahan Home in Worcester, or Tippett Home in Needham, often ask for a way to recognize their loved ones at the hospice residences.
Memorial plaques hang inside each house, giving people the opportunity to remember loved ones while supporting vital care for terminally ill patients and their families. Donations of a single gift or multiple gifts totaling $500 or more may have a loved one’s name added to the plaque at one of the hospice residences.
For more information about plaques at the de Rham Home or Monahan Home, please contact Karen Webber, director of fund development, at 508-573-8027 or For the Tippett Home, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at 617-835-9654 or

Thanks for Caring Society

Patients and families may honor individual clinicians or all of the staff involved in a patient's care through a charitable gift. All employees who are honored in this way are publicly recognized in our donor report and employee newsletter. Donors are welcomed as members of the Thanks for Caring Society. 
You may make donations in honor of staff online, by phone at 508-573-8027 or 617-835-9654, or by mail using our mail-in donation form.

Tribute Gifts

You might wish to mark someone's achievement or a special occasion, such as a wedding, Mother's or Father's Day, birthday, anniversary, or retirement, by making a contribution in his or her honor. Couples have also asked family and friends to make donations to us in lieu of traditional wedding presents. We'll notify the honoree of your thoughtful gift. These donations may be made online, by phone at 508-573-8027 or 617-835-9654, or by mail using our mail-in donation form.
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