Sponsorship

Signature Events

Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award Presentation - Annual cost of $5,000

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – The Nancy Dowd Hospice Home

  • Cash Bar
  • Finger Food for 200
  • Champagne Toast for 200
  • Announcement of Third Annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award
  • Tent Rental 
  • Sound System
  • Live Background Music
  • Printed Invitations & Program
  • Postage
  • Signage
  • Physical NDHA Award/Gift/Trophy
MVH Volunteer Recognition Event - Annual cost of $1,500

Date & Location – TBD 

  • Venue Fee
  • Cash Bar & Appetizers
  • Plated Dinner for 50
  • Printed Invitations
  • Postage
  • Signage
  • Door Prize/Raffle Item
The Soiree - Annual cost of $8,000

Friday, December 4, 2020 – The Paul Nigra Center for the Arts

  • Venue Fee
  • Champagne Bar
  • Appetizers
  • Plated Lunch for 250 People
  • Unlimited Wine Service for Two Hours for 250 People
  • Custom Dessert for 250 People
  • Hostess Gifts for 25 People
  • Printed Invitations & Program
  • Postage
  • Signage
  • Live Music
  • Lunch for Volunteer Waiters & Staff (40 People)
Memorial Services - Annual cost of $3,000

Fall & Spring – The Nancy Dowd Hospice Home Great Room

  • Postage
  • Signage
  • Live Music
  • Caterered hors d’oeuvres for 50-80 people
  • Bottled Water
  • Roses

Capital Projects

Blanket Warmer – One-time cost of $4,000
  • Commercial Unit for Nancy Dowd Hospice House
Patient Beds – One-time cost of $30,000
  • 8 – 10 beds needed 
  • Regular & bariatric beds  
Winterize Overflow Parking Lot – One-time cost of $50,000 - $75,000
  • Lighting
  • Stairs
  • Railing
  • Paving or grading
Air Handler Replacement – One-time cost of $40,000
  • Three rooftop units approaching shelf life
  • Cost savings to install all three at once (crane)
  • Heating & cooling tied to Department of Health requirement
Inpatient Flooring – One-time cost $60,000
  • Replace carpet in NDHH patient rooms & nursing care areas with healthcare grade, luxury hardwood or laminate

Programming

Bereavement Services - Annual cost of $25,000

Counseling

Our Masters-prepared Social Workers meet free of charge with anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. There is no requirement that the person seeking support is connected to a patient who was a on the Hospice service. Sessions take place at the Nancy Dowd Hospice House in our library or can also be arranged to take place at a convenient community location.

Group Sessions

The MVH interdisciplinary team hosts a variety of group support sessions for the newly bereaved and those living with losses that are not recent. Again, these services are free of charge and do not require a specific connection to a patient who participated in the Hospice care team.

Soup Group

This is an informal interdisciplinary group that meets over lunch for supportive conversation and camaraderie. It’s a more informal approach to grief counselling. As with many of our ancillary services, there is no charge to participate.

Grief Education at Local School Systems

A sad side effect of society’s escalating violence is the more frequent need for grief support and education for all ages. Our Masters-prepared social workers partner free of charge with local guidance counselors in the school systems to provide educational resources and mentoring. Our team also offers to meet one-on-one with parents to coach them through the process of getting their children the resources they need to heal.

Nancy Dowd Hospice Home Respite Stay - Annual cost of $15,000-$20,000

A mainstay of Hospice is the option for patients on service who qualify to visit the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home for a 5-night stay to give their loved ones a respite for full-time caregiving. Room and board at the NDHH costs $300 per day, with a 5-night stay totaling $1,500. Current state and federal law prohibit Hospices from billing for these “Respite Stays,” which essentially result in charity care from our operational budget – a cost of doing business.

Dignity Therapy - Annual cost of $3,000

At the request of a patient, a trained volunteer meets with the patient and through a series of several questions, invites him or her to recall events, relationships, feelings, philosophies and some of the most important memories in his or her life. The resulting story ‘Legacy Document’, belongs solely to the patient who may give it to family and friends so the ‘forever stories’ may live on for many generations to come. MVH offers this tool because it helps patients and is proven to be therapeutic.

Levels of Sponsorship Support

Lasting Change - $10,000 & above
  • Advertising content or feature story on www.mvhcares.org for current year of sponsorship
  • Promotional materials in brochure rack at Nancy Dowd Hospice House for the current year of the sponsorship
  • Advertising content or feature story in MVH monthly newsletters for the current year of the sponsorship 
  • Recognition on Facebook page 
  • Signage & promotional materials at the sponsored event/programming or plaque (as appropriate) for capital project
  • Advertising content in any related printed materials
  • Introduction/acknowledgement during related event or program
Leading Change - $5,000 - $9,500
  • Advertising content or feature story on www.mvhcares.org for current year of sponsorship
  • Promotional materials in brochure rack at Nancy Dowd Hospice House for the current year of the sponsorship
  • Advertising content or feature story in one MVH newsletter
  • One-time recognition on Facebook page
  • Signage & promotional materials at the sponsored event/programming
    Logo recognition in any related printed materials
  • Introduction/acknowledgement during related event or program
Leveraging Change - $1,000 - $4,500
  • Logo recognition on www.mvhcares.org for current year of sponsorship
  • Logo recognition in one MVH monthly newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in event-related or program-related Facebook posts
  • Logo recognition on event signage, if applicable
  • Logo recognition in any related printed materials
Change Agent - $500 - $950
  • Acknowledgement in event-related or program-related Facebook posts
  • Logo recognition on event signage, if applicable
  • Logo recognition in any related printed materials

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