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Celebrating Success: Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks Named Philanthropic Organization of the Year 2023

We are elated to announce that the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks has been honored with the prestigious title of Philanthropic Organization of the Year for 2023. This recognition was bestowed upon us at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, where individuals and organizations making significant contributions to philanthropy were celebrated.


Receiving the title of Philanthropic Organization of the Year is a testament to the impact and meaningful contributions made by Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks. This esteemed recognition reflects our commitment to advancing end-of-life care, fostering community engagement, and supporting initiatives that promote dignity in life’s final moments.

We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey. This achievement is a collective success, made possible by the dedication of our team, the support of our community, and the collaboration of like-minded individuals and organizations. It inspires us to continue our mission of making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

As we bask in the joy of being named Philanthropic Organization of the Year, we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone. Your support has been integral to our success, and we look forward to continuing our journey of compassion, education, and advocacy in the realm of end-of-life care.

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