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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 Deanna Tavares via email at or via phone at 781-610-1409 to begin the process. 

Dear Friends,


We concluded 2022 facing the reality that federal healthcare cuts were inevitable. But we have remained resolute that we will advance.  

Structuring and defining our future is dependent upon our reaction to a pay system that undervalues our services. It is our reality, however frustrating, but we must claim the pieces we can control: generous philanthropic donors, thoughtful volunteer board counsel, and the highest level of patient care. These assets put us on solid ground today.

It is our fervent belief that we have a solid strategic case which will allow us to weather the current unsteadiness of Medicare, our largest payor. An important part of that strategic case is community investment.  

Our continued gratitude to all of you for your tireless work on behalf of our mission.

We are humbled by your kindness and understand that we are stewards of this goodwill. On behalf of the patients and families we serve, thank you.




Renee McInnes, MBA, RN

CEO, NVNA and Hospice



Sara Abbott
Chair, NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Board of Trustees

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Karen Mullaney, CPA
Chair, NVNA and Hospice Board of Directors

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 Dale O'Reilly at

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. The 12 2024 will take place on June 19. 


If you would like to learn more about The 12 or are interested in joining our planning committee, please contact Dale O'Reilly 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. Bella Vita 2024 will take place on November 2.


For more information, please contact Dale O'Reilly at

Sunita Puri, MD, MS, and Kevin B. Callanan.
2023 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:


  • Sunita Puri, MD, MS, Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UMass Chan School of Medicine; author, That Good Night

  • Kevin B. Callanan, past Board of Directors chair

  • 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, President, Fidelity Digital Assets and former Chair, NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Board of Trustees

Emilson Family 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 Emilson Family Wall of Remembrance, please contact Julie Hargrave at or (781) 610-1494

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

Sara Abbott, Chair

Godwin Aduba

Lizzy Antonik

Nancy Bailey

Michael Baker

Kelly Berkeley

Allen Bottomley

Jill Clifford

Kaitlin Clifford

Tracy Clifford

Tim Corbett

Marisa Costello

Michelle Cully

Nicole DePace

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

Julia Powers

Dianne Reilly

Patrick Renna

Erica Riley

Cara Rinaldi

Michael Rogers

Kevin Schiller

Jill Setian

Bonnie Simmons

Monica McKim Smith

Beth Sullivan

Jill Tallman

Robert Terravecchia

Laura Tuttle

Kristen Walker

Bernadette Ward

Laura Winters

Meet The Charitable Fund Team

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