Saturday, April 10, 2021

A Gift in Memory of Father & Son

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Avow Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a gift of $325,000 from the estate of Al Greene to honor the memory of Al and his son, Jamie. The gift will support Avow’s hospice and palliative care services with a special focus on Avow’s music therapy program.

According to Nancy Gibbs, the Greene family attorney, “Al was so appreciative for the services Avow provided his son, Jamie, he wanted to support their mission and leave a legacy for the community. Both Jamie and Al benefited from Avow’s loving support and care, and music had a special meaning for Jamie during his life.”

Melissa Phillips, Vice President of Avow Foundation, said, “Avow was founded on the belief that all people in our community who are at end of life deserve the special care that is hospice. We never turn away patients who cannot pay for services. Mr. Greene’s gift will help cover direct patient care costs and fund complementary therapies, such as our music therapy program, which are funded 100% by donations.”

During a celebratory “Bell Ringing” ceremony on Avow’s campus, Rick Lo- Castro, Avow’s Senior Director of Development, thanked Nancy Gibbs and Al Greene’s long-time friend and caregiver, Marlene McLaughlin. “This gift is more than a donation,” he said. “It is an investment in us and the community. We are proud to be stewards to Al’s legacy, and we will not let you down.”

Donations to Avow Foundation, Inc. support Avow’s hospice services in Collier County, Florida and palliative care services in Southwest Florida. Donations also provide bereavement support and children’s services for anyone in need. Complementary therapies, including Reiki, massage therapy, and music therapy, are provided at no cost to Avow patients.

To learn more about the scope of services provided by Avow, call 239-261- 4404 or visit

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