The Palliative Care Institute is supported using public funds from the State of Washington, and philanthropic giving from Foundations, as well as generous gifts from individuals. Private support allows the Institute to integrate palliative care competencies in various academic programs, and to work with community partners to foster a more caring community in response to serious illness and end of life.
With deep appreciation, Western proudly acknowledges the support of the following contributors to the Palliative Care Institute. Their generous gifts have provided the foundation of support which supports our work.
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The Palliative Care Institute works relies on community volunteers to implement many of our programs and initiatives. We honor a few of them here.
Micki Jackson is a tireless advocate for Advance Care Planning, writing letters and articles about the importance of planning ahead. She coordinates the Make Your Wishes Known: The Realities of Advanced Medical Intervention series, designed to educate our community about what their advance care choices really mean. She and her colleagues, Koala and Kathy, have reached over 1000 people through this program. Micki has volunteered her leadership, time and resources to two important Palliative Care Institute events to raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning – the 2016 Ramp Up to National Healthcare Decisions Day and the 2017 Your Voice – Your Choice: Let’s Talk About it!
Josselyn Winslow (left) and Phyllis Schater (right) helped organize the Death Happens: Let’s talk about your choices event. Their tireless enthusiasm and organizational skills helped make this event one that had a deep impact on those who attended.