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The NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund is the philanthropic arm of our mission that expands and sustains patient care.

As a charity, our mission is fueled by philanthropy.  Generous neighbors like you make everything possible.

A Letter from Our CEO
Ways To Donate

Donate Securely on Our Website

You may designate your gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a caregiver.

Donate securely on our site here.

Mail Your Donation

Feel free to mail donations to our offices. Checks may be mailed to:

NVNA and Hospice

120 Longwater Dr.

Norwell, MA 02061

Call Us

We can be reached at 781-610-1409 where the Charitable Fund team can take your donation by credit or debit card over the phone.

Designate Your Donor Advised Fund

Designate your gift to NVNA and Hospice through Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, Inc, 501(c)(3), tax ID #: 042104797

Gift Stocks

Contact Linda Brown via email at or via phone at 781-610-1463 to begin the process. 

Dear Friends,


Over a nursing career, you see thousands of patients. And while it would be impossible to remember all the names, it is the faces that always stand out. Sometimes it is the complexity of the case, but often it's a funny story from the patient or a complicated conversation that most resonate.


In the course of a week, I have the privilege of interacting with so many incredible people who drive our mission in such critical ways. Each individual is advancing our focus on patient care, but their reasons and roles are as diverse as the faces across this website.  


We are only as strong as the people around us, and my tenure as CEO has solidified that belief. Whether considering a volunteer, board member, front line clinical colleague or a donor, our successful story of high-level clinical care in the home stalls when we are down in just one of these key roles.


Home care, both nationally and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will experience challenging financial days ahead. We, however, remain vigilant in our belief that excellent patient care drives every decision. 


Finally, our story only grows with the investment of donors backing our mission. 


My profound gratitude to our supporters.





Renee McInnes, MBA, RN

CEO, NVNA and Hospice


From Left:

Renee McInnes


CEO of NVNA and Hospice 

Karen Mullaney


Board of Directors

Sara Abbott

Chair, Board of Trustees

Yearly Giving Events

For information about our yearly events, please contact Lisa Mullen at
(781) 610-1519 or

The 12

Our annual evening in support of the 12 patient rooms as the first non-profit hospice residence on the South Shore is one of the region's most anticipated events on the summer calendar.


Save the Date: The 12 2023 will take place on Wednesday June 21. If you would like to learn more or are interested in joining our planning committee, please contact Lisa Mullen at

Set Table
Bella Vita

Homes across the South Shore come together on one night each year to help support the fund for patients unable to afford room and board at the Pat Roche Hospice Home.


Save the Date: Bella Vita 2023 will take place on Saturday November 4. If you would like to host a Bella Vita dinner, please contact Lisa Mullen. For more information, email

Jill Tallman (left)
2022 Amy Sylvester
Award Honorees

The NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Board of Trustees created the Amy Sylvester Award for Healthcare Excellence to honor individuals who have made an impact on national and local healthcare.

In 1920, our first president Amy Sylvester, RN, defined the mission of NVNA and Hospice that continues over a hundred years later.

Past Honorees:


  • Kate Walsh, Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

  • Jill Tallman, President, Cordelia Family Foundation

  • Reverend Liz Walker, former Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church and former news anchor at WBZ-TV

  • Gina Vita, advocate and former member, NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Board of Trustees

  • Barbara Bush, former First Lady (posthumously awarded to her granddaughter Barbara Pierce Bush)

  • Michael O'Reilly, COO, Fidelity Digital Assets and former Chair, NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Board of Trustees

Kate Walsh
Wall of Remembrance

Held on the grounds of the Pat Roche Hospice Home, this annual event recognizes each family's individual loss as they gather in memory of their loved one.


For more information about honoring your loved one on our Wall of Remembrance, please contact Lisa Mullen at

Thank You to Our NVNA and Hospice
Charitable Fund Board of Trustees

Sara Abbott, Chair
Lisa Allen
Lizzy Antonik
Nancy Bailey

Michael Baker

Kelly Berkeley
Allen Bottomley
Jill Clifford

Kaitlin Clifford

Tracy Clifford
Tim Corbett
Marisa Costello
Michelle Cully
Claudia Dolphin
Maureen Faherty
Christine Falvey
Martha Falvey

Peter Finnegan

Stephanie Franklin

Katherine Greaney
Paula Harris
Michelle Hatch
Darlene Hollywood
Dennis Keohane

Karen Lyon
Rob MacElhiney
Renee McInnes

Martin O'Neill

Stacey Page
Dianne Reilly
Patrick Renna

Erica Riley
Cara Rinaldi
Michael Rogers
Kevin Schiller
Jill Setian

Bonnie Simmons

Molly Smith

Monica McKim Smith
Beth Sullivan
Jill Tallman
Robert Terravecchia
Laura Tuttle
Kristen Walker
Laura Winters

Meet The Charitable Fund Team

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