M&T Bank Supports The Star Hospice House
Left to right: Bert & Mary Rappole, Our House Campaign Co-Chairs; Kevin Brombacher, VP of M&T Bank; and Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce a $75,000 contribution from M&T Bank to it’s Our House Campaign to build a hospice residence in Chautauqua County. 

The hospice residence, which will be located adjacent to the CHPC administrative offices on Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood, is expected to be operational in 2021. Each year it will provide over 200 individuals who lack a caregiver, have complex medical conditions or can’t remain at home with a peaceful, dignified resting place in their final days. 

“We are very grateful to be awarded this important grant from M&T Bank,” said Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of CHPC. “This funding recognizes the vital role that hospices play in supporting the needs of our community, and means we are one giant step closer to reaching our funding goal and making The Star Hospice House a reality. 

The Our House Campaign has raised $2.3 million since it began in 2019. The campaign is being guided by Bert & Mary Rappole, campaign co-chairs who have played key roles in the founding and growth of CHPC. 

“CHPC plays an extremely important role in our health care system by dramatically expanding access to end of life care for older adults and others living with serious illness,” said Kevin Brombacher, M&T Bank Senior Commercial Relationship Manager. “With this latest grant, we are helping CHPC continue its momentum and help more of our neighbors find dignity and comfort at their most vulnerable time.”

M&T was founded in 1856 in Western New York state as “Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company.” Today, M&T is one of the top 20 full-service U.S.-based commercial banks, with 18,000 employees and a long history of community-focused banking. It’s charitable arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, strives to strengthen our communities by providing support for a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations through grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services.

The hospice residence will be named The Star Hospice House in honor of the generosity of Stanley and Elizabeth Star, long-time residents of Chautauqua County.  
The mission of CHPC is to provide comprehensive palliative/end-of-life care and education. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. To donate to the Our House Campaign, learn more about the hospice house or learn about the mission of CHPC, visit our The Star Hospice House page or call (716) 338-0033.

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