Italian-American Charity Golf Association Supports The Star Hospice House

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce a generous pledge and partnership with the Italian-American Charity Golf Association. The Italian-American Charity Golf Association has made a pledge totaling $100,000 toward the project.

The Star Hospice House will be located adjacent to the CHPC administrative office and is expected to open early in 2022. 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.

David Munella, Chair of the Italian-American Charity Golf Association said, “We are both honored and excited to partner with Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. This is another opportunity for our organization to step up and demonstrate our commitment to the community.  I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge how through the generosity of so many donors we have made it possible to give back to such wonderful programs and people who vitally need these services.”

The Our House Campaign has raised over $2.8 million. Due to pandemic-related cost increases associated with the construction, the campaign is extended to the opening of the residence. The campaign is being guided by Bert & Mary Rappole, Campaign Co-chairs, who have a long and deep commitment to CHPC’s mission.

“We are grateful to the Italian American Golf Charity for their support of The Star Hospice House,” said Shauna Anderson, President/CEO of CHPC. “The charity has provided generous support over the years for several healthcare initiatives, and we are proud to begin this new partnership to ensure successful operation of The Star Hospice House.”

The Italian American Charity was an Idea that came to fruition in 1971 headed by 13 original committed men. As they celebrate their 50th Golden Anniversary much has transpired. Since inception there have been 13 Committee Chairman, 69 committee members including an Honorary Chairman, there also have been countless volunteers that have contributed to their success on a yearly basis. A yearly celebration of Italian American Heritage and good will was a unique way to establish the event and benefit a cause which continues to this day. Learn more about The Italian-American Charity Golf Association by visiting their website at

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care 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. For more information, visit or call (716) 338-0033.

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