Introducing McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowments


Kaye and Julius Parris have established a Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowment.

For families throughout our region, McLeod Hospice has been a life-line when their loved one was nearing end of life. Having experienced this compassionate care personally, many have given generously through the years to ensure that other patients and families have access to this care.

The annual A Light for Someone You Love Tree Lighting Ceremony provides an opportunity for annual support of the McLeod Hospice program as well as a time of remembrance of loved ones.

In its 30-year history, significant support has been provided by the Tree Lighting Sponsors who commit at least $1,000 as their annual gift.

The McLeod Health Foundation is pleased to introduce McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowments, which provides generous donors the opportunity to endow their gift and support McLeod Hospice in perpetuity.

These endowments, established at $25,000, will be recognized at the annual ceremony and 100 percent of the proceeds will support the mission of McLeod Hospice.

McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowment donors will also be recognized as members of the Dr. F. H. McLeod Legacy Society. To learn more, please contact Roxanna Tinsley in the McLeod Health Foundation Office at (843) 777-2694 or

Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowments may be set up through current or deferred gifts.
Current Gifts An outright gift of at least $25,000 made with cash, appreciated stock or through the new IRA Rollover option. This gift can be made over a five-year pledge period.
Deferred Gifts A gift of at least $25,000 can be designated to McLeod Hospice to fund a Tree Sponsor Endowment through a will bequest, retirement asset beneficiary designation, insurance policy or other estate commitment.

“Kaye and I have been contributing to the annual A Light for Someone You Love Tree Lighting Ceremony since 1995.

It is an event that we cherish and look forward to each Christmas season. The entire evening is one of magic and wonder as the night bursts into light and the music rises above the quiet. The many candles reflect the faces of smiles, tears, deep thoughts, and most of all, loving memories.

As we grow older and realize that one day we will no longer be able to participate, we are filled with joy knowing that we can be a part of the wonderment even after we are gone.

We wish to help ensure that both young and old can continue to look forward to this evening when so many gather to remember loved ones and watch the night come alive with light.”
– Julius Parris