About Us

Friends of Hospice is the volunteer organization formed in 1995 to support the Hospice of the Finger Lakes mission of providing quality, end-of-life care in our community. In 2018, Hospice of the Finger Lakes merged with Hospice of Central New York to assure that hospice services in Cayuga County continue to be provided with the exceptional care and compassion that the community has come to expect.

Hospice services—which encompass holistic care of individuals at the end of their life journey—emphasize patient and caregiver psychosocial needs. To provide medical, psychological, and spiritual support to the terminally ill and their loved ones, a team of professionals and volunteers all work together, including:

  • • Physicians
  • • Registered nurses
  • • Licensed practical nurses
  • • Social workers
  • • Therapists


Contact Info for Hospice of Central New York & of the Finger Lakes
Liverpool: (315) 634-1100
Auburn: (315) 255-2733


Today, through strong management and generous support from the community and private donors, Friends of Hospice continues to oversee fundraising activities that support the mission of providing these essential services and raising community awareness of hospice and palliative care.

Strong management and generosity of time and talent enable Friends of Hospice to support the continuation of essential hospice and palliative care in our community.

Board of Directors

Marty Keough, Chair

Renee Smith-Ward, Vice Chair

Richard Ward, Treasurer

Eileen Taylor, Secretary 

Nancy Annibale

Jack Hardy

Theresa Kline

Gregg Lawson

James Solomon

Doug Ward

Mary Caffrey, Recording Secretary