Pollack Donates $50K to Hospice Provider

Posted By on September 12, 2017

Hospice of the Valley, a nonprofit that cares for people nearing the end of their lives, received a $50,000 donation from Michael Pollack, president and founder of Pollack Investments, which will allow the organization to help patients and families without insurance or the financial ability to pay for services.

“Because of Michael’s extraordinary generosity, we are able to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care for our patients and their families, including those with no insurance or financial means,” said Debbie Shumway, executive director of Hospice of the Valley. “This gift also will support ‘extras’ not covered by insurance such as music, pet visits, honors for military veterans and children’s grief support.”

Pollack made this donation because of his admiration for Hospice of the Valley and the way they treat their patients and families. Over the years, he has provided discounted rent to the organization, and plans to continue to do so.

“Hospice of the Valley is a fantastic organization and really does incredible things for people who are in the last stages of life,” Pollack said. “If my contribution is able to ease the burden of patients and families who are suffering, even just a little than I am happy to do my part.”

Hospice of the Valley was founded 40 years ago and has cared for 18,000 central Arizonans in the last year alone.

Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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