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2013 Gala

The home of Dr. Wes and Heidi Kinzie was the backdrop for the 2013 Community Hospice Foundation gala. Attendees enjoy the beautiful surroundings as they place their silent auction bids. Hosts Dr. Wes and Heidi Kinzie greet Kathy and Steve Hughes. Guests are greeted by Community Hospice ambassadors in a reception line as they enter the Kinzie home.Attendees peruses over 50 silent auctions items to bid on during cocktail hour. The silent auction was a huge success. Tables are set and ready.   Attendees look over the live auction items. Thanks to generous donors several fabulous getaways were part of the live auction line up. Scenery as guests arrive at the beautiful home of Dr. Wes and Heidi Kinzie.  Dr. Jonathan Cohen and his wife Rocky receive the John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award on behalf of the Jean E. Hide-Cohen Foundation. Jean Cohen and her late husband Leonard contributed significant personal resources to make the Alexander Cohen Hospice House a reality. Left to Right: Harold A. Peterson III (Community Hospice CEO/President) Dr. Jonathan Cohen, June Rogers, John Rogers, Janice Lucero (Community Hospice Foundation Board Chairperson), and Rocky Cohen. The Julio and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award was given to Jeffrey P. Cowan for his commitment and leadership in guiding Community Hospice, serving on the board of directors since 2006. Left to Right: Harold A. Peterson III (Community Hospice CEO/President), Marie Gallo, Colleen Preston (Community Hospice Board Chairperson), Jeffrey P. Cowan, and Steve Mitchell (Past award recipient). The inaugural Heart of Hospice Award was presented to Harold A. Peterson III, retiring Community Hospice CEO/President by the current and past Community Hospice Board Chairpersons. The award bearing his name will be given annually to a Community Hospice supporter who best illustrates the compassionate mission of the organization. Supporter and author Sally Cofer-Lindberg recounts her connection with Community Hospice and the history book project which has been her focus over the last two years. Harold A. Peterson III, retiring Community Hospice CEO/President, gives his farewell speech.  C. DeSha McLeod, incoming Community Hospice CEO/President, introduces herself during the program. Emcee Clive Grimbleby and CEO Harold A. Peterson III. Ron Ehrke with Atherton & Associates, LLP bids during live auction. Auctioneer David Halvorson conducts the live auction. Live auction bidder Sue Marshall raises her hand to bid on a cocktail party with friends.Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen and husband Rod pose for the camera.

In support of the Community Hospice mission, nearly 650 community members gathered on May 18, 2013, at the home of Dr. Wes and Heidi Kinzie, to raise funds for those living with advanced illness and their families in the Central Valley. The very successful event honored longtime supporters Jeffrey P. Cowan (board member), Jean Cohen and the Jean E. Hyde-Cohen Foundation (Alexander Cohen Hospice House donor), and Harold A. Peterson III (retiring CEO/President), for their leadership and contributions to Community Hospice.

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