Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman
A Dedication to Hospital Leadership
Ralph and Shirley Klein
Generations of Philanthropy
Delores “Dee” Unruh, RN, BSN
A Lasting Legacy of Care and Support
|Andy and Jayne Klein
Ensuring a Healthier Future for Harford County
In 1952, Dee Unruh completed her nursing degree and took her first job at Upper Chesapeake Health’s Harford Memorial Hospital (HMH) in Havre de Grace, MD. After taking a few years off to begin her family of four, Dee returned in 1960 and stayed with HMH for the next 50 years! As Dee’s career grew, so did the services offered at HMH. She has served in many roles, including as a nurse on the Medical-Surgical floor, Head Nurse of the Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and has worked in the Medical Records, Quality Management and Utilization Review and Case Management Departments. She finished her career as the Case Manager of Harford’s Behavioral Health Unit.
“Upper Chesapeake Health has given me many opportunities and encouragement over the years, both educationally and professionally and I have really appreciated that,” she said. “They invested in me and believed in me as they financially sponsored my BSN degree at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.”
While caring for so many patients throughout her career, Dee developed an interest in the Hospice movement and participated in the founding of Harford Hospice, Inc. She served as one of the first members of the Board of Directors and volunteered, making home health hospice visits after work. Having witnessed first-hand the important role hospice care can make, Dee made the generous decision to support the Senator Bob Hooper House, Upper Chesapeake’s new 8-bed hospice facility that opened in Forest Hill in January 2011, with a gift through her retirement funds.
“Hospice care is such an important service and gift we can and must provide to the community,” says Dee. “I am just so pleased I could make this gift while still meeting my retirement and estate goals.”
With her generous gift, Dee has named a room in the new Senator Bob Hooper House in memory of Revered Brook Gibson, the first executive director of Harford Hospice, Inc. and Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, an influential advocate in the hospice movement nationwide.
For more information on how you can make a life income or planned gift, please contact The Foundation at (443) 643-3460 or email@example.com.
For generations, the Klein Family has been helping people in Harford County. Andy and Jayne Klein are no exception.
As long-time residents of Forest Hill, Jayne and Andy have been involved in numerous charitable organizations, providing both their leadership and support to Upper Chesapeake Health, local schools and their place of worship. Jayne has been devoted to the lives of children and youth, serving on the advisory board of Family & Children’s Services and most recently founding the Women’s Giving Circle of the Harford County Community Foundation. Likewise, Andy has served Upper Chesapeake Health in a number of roles since 2003.
While reviewing their estate plans, Jayne and Andy made the decision to support Upper Chesapeake Health with a simple provision in their will. By making a bequest, Jayne and Andy are able to leave a legacy to help ensure a healthier Harford County, while meeting their estate needs and goals.
“Making a bequest to Upper Chesapeake was a simple decision and very easy to do. We are so glad we can make this gift and continue to help our community.”
For more information on how you can make a planned or life-income gift, please contact The Foundation at (443) 643-3460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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