Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation recognizes 2023 Thanks for Giving honorees

Posted 12/19/23

A special Thanks for Giving honor, the Joan Hay-Madeira Award, was presented to...

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Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation recognizes 2023 Thanks for Giving honorees


STUART — The Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation presented its 2023 Thanks for Giving Awards to two honorees during this year’s Jingle and Mingle reception. Long-time supporters Richard and Denise Boyle and philanthropist Susan King were honored for their commitment to the Treasure Coast Hospice mission and distinguished service to philanthropy through time, talent and treasure.

“Thanks for Giving celebrates the incredible contributions that our honorees have made and how their generosity supports quality end-of-life care for our community,” said Treasure Coast Hospice CEO Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA. “Our honorees exemplify selfless service because they care deeply about providing compassionate care to the individuals and families we serve.”

A special Thanks for Giving honor, the Joan Hay-Madeira Award, was presented to Denise Boyle for the incredible support that she and her late husband Richard provided to the organization since 2004. The Boyle’s volunteerism and financial support have made a lasting impact on the patients and families served by Treasure Coast Hospice.

Richard served concurrently as the Treasurer on the Treasure Coast Hospice Board of Directors and as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Foundation Board of Trustees for eight years. During that time, he also chaired the Finance and the Investment Committees, served as a member on the Compensation Committee and both Executive Committees, providing the organization with immeasurable hours and business expertise.

Denise has served as a volunteer with the Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice for 24 years, helping to raise funds for Treasure Coast Hospice’s Youth and Family Grief Support Programs. For 20 of those years, Denise served as the publicity chair and also chaired the golf event held at Harbour Ridge for two years. Today, she remains actively involved with the Founding Friends, recently earning the position of Member Emeritus.

Thanks for Giving honoree Susan King, owner of Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, has supported Treasure Coast Hospice through her volunteer efforts and financial contributions since 2009. In 2019, Martin Funeral and Crematory became a member of the Treasure Coast Hospice President’s Circle, a group of business leaders who have made a substantial investment in the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation.

Susan, a true advocate for the organization, is a lifetime member of the Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice, a member of the Treasure Coast Hospice Individual and Business Giving Committee, and serves on several event committees.

While she supports every program at Treasure Coast Hospice, Susan has a special place in her heart for Veterans and children. She and her team have played Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves at the annual children’s holiday party for several years, enthusiastically stepping into “character” to deliver smiles and holiday magic for the children and their families. Susan has also filled many of the needs of Camp Good Grief. Whenever she is asked to help, Susan’s response is, “As long as it’s helping the kiddos, I’m good with it.”

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