Hospice of Michigan Promotes and Expands Philanthropy Team

Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 27, 2015 – Hospice of Michigan, the largest provider of hospice care in the state, recently announced a promotion and two new hires to expand its philanthropy team.

Lora Cabarios has been promoted to statewide director of philanthropy. Alexandra Wilson and Michelle Gallagher have joined the nonprofit as philanthropy specialists.

Cabarios previously served as director of major gifts and Southeast director of philanthropy for the organization. In her new role, Cabarios will be responsible for leading the Hospice of Michigan Foundation major gift campaign along with statewide donor development for annual giving and planned gift programs. Cabarios has extensive experience in donor development and stewardship, volunteer management and special event planning.

Wilson and Gallagher will lead third party fundraisers, internal events and assist with Hospice of Michigan Foundation projects. Wilson will be based out of the organization’s Grand Rapids office, while Gallagher will provide support at the organization’s Traverse City office.

Prior to accepting her new position, Wilson worked as outpatient administrative support at Pine Rest Christian Health Services in Grand Rapids and was a student ambassador specializing in leading donor tours at Aquinas College. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Aquinas College.

Gallagher previously worked at United Way of Northern Michigan as the organization’s director of community impact. Prior to United Way, she held the position of customer relations and Internet manager at Traverse Motors in Traverse City. Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Davenport University.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.