The Chamber's NPO (Nonprofit) Group was honored to host Nancy Frates as she shared best practices on how to craft your “elevator pitch” concisely yet with impact. Nancy is the mother of Pete Frates, who co-founded the game-changing philanthropy known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As CEO of Team Frate Train, she spoke about her experience and the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge and what her family and Pete decided was the most paramount message when it came to raising awareness and funds for ALS research. Nancy concluded the hour with taking some questions from the audience.
Alan McKim, President & CEO of Clean Harbors, Donates $500k to NVNA and Hospice’s 100th Anniversary Grace Campaign
NORWELL, Mass. – (May 26, 2021) – Prominent Norwell-based executive, Alan McKim, President & CEO of Clean Harbors, the largest hazardous waste disposal company in North America, has gifted $500,000 to NVNA and Hospice’s 100th Anniversary Grace Campaign. The donation will cover costs of staying at the Pat Roche Hospice Home for patients and families facing financial limitations.
Under the leadership of Campaign Chair Jane Steinmetz, Managing Principal, Ernst & Young, Grace Campaign donations will establish a fund for the future that will build on the mission of the Pat Roche Hospice Home and further enhance the agency’s Palliative Care Division. With this generous donation, the campaign has $4.7 million to date, exceeding its original goal of raising $4.5 million.
Having experienced firsthand the unique services that the hospice home offers when his own mother spent time as a patient, McKim could think of no better way to honor her legacy.
“No family is turned away for financial reasons at the Pat Roche Hospice Home and that is an immensely important resource for the community,” remarked McKim. “My family and I are honored to support this mission.”
In gratitude for the donation, NVNA and Hospice will be naming one of the home’s patient floors after McKim’s mother, Barbara F. McKim.
“The NVNA and Hospice family is so inspired by the McKim family’s generosity,” said NVNA and Hospice CEO, Renee McInnes, RN. “Our hospice care offerings are expanding, and the McKim family is investing in our future.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit: NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund.
About NVNA and Hospice
NVNA and Hospice is an independent non-profit providing the full continuum of care – from home health and palliative, to hospice and private pay services (NVNA WORKS) – to patients and families in 27 communities on Massachusetts’ South Shore. It also owns and operates the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. To learn more, visit www.nvna.org or call (781) 659-2342.
Kim MacKenzie for NVNA and Hospice