B’nai Brith event raises over $400K for Hospice Kingston

Rendering of the new Hospice Kingston residence at Providence Village. Images via Providence Care.

Providence Care has announced that its Hospice Kingston program is the grateful recipient of an impressive $401,800 raised by the success of the annual B’nai Brith Lodge 1191 Kingston event, An Evening With.

According to a release from Providence Care, the Kingston group has held an annual community fundraiser for more than 65 years. For the past 19 years, it has been called An Evening With. This year’s event was held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at the Quality Inn Conference Centre and featured the esteemed Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, as the guest speaker.

“This donation will make a significant difference in our community,” stated Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President of Corporate Services and Executive Director at Hospice Kingston. “It will contribute to creating a space where comfort and care come together, offering solace for those in their most vulnerable moments. We’re incredibly grateful for this support.”

In April 2022, Hospice Kingston voluntarily integrated with Providence Care to enhance positive growth in the delivery of community palliative care and hospice services. Construction on Kingston’s first hospice residence began earlier this year with plans to open late 2024.

“B’nai Brith Lodge Kingston works all year long to present this special evening annually, raising awareness and support for many organizations,” said Hospice Kingston Campaign Chair, Peter Kingston. “We are overwhelmed by the incredible support to our fundraising efforts to build a hospice residence and grateful to them and the members of our community in attendance.”

According to the release, B’nai Brith Lodge has supported health care in southeastern Ontario for many years. This is the second time Providence Care’s Hospice Kingston program has been the recipient of the proceeds of the annual An Evening With event.

“Our members believe in the power of compassion and the importance of quality health care in our region,” said co-chair of the event, Adam Koven on behalf of his fellow co-chairs Bryon Springer, Douglas Springer, and Michael Springer. “This donation of $401,800 to Hospice Kingston not only reflects our unwavering dedication to the well-being of our community but also symbolizes the profound impact we can make when we come together with a shared vision of understanding and support.”

Over the last 37 years, Hospice Kingston has provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals with life-limiting illness, at end of life, and support for their families and those affected by grief and loss.

Providence Care said that its Hospice Kingston program is grateful to be the recipient of the local B’nai Brith’s longstanding tradition of fostering community spirit and supporting essential causes. According to the release, their combined donations since 2016 totals $971,800.

One thought on “B’nai Brith event raises over $400K for Hospice Kingston

  • Congratulations Adam Koven and your co-chairs, Hospice is so important to our community. Thank you for this support.

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