Renovation of Casey House Meditation Room in Memory of Jane Berger Wolpoff
Photo: WFF Executive Director cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the Casey House Meditation Room.
For over two decades, Jane Berger Wolpoff meditated daily and offered her skills, free-of-charge to others in the community who were interested in meditation. It’s only fitting that the renovation of the Meditation Room at Casey House would be named in her memory. Funded by a generous grant from The Wolpoff Family Foundation, the renovations have helped to create a calm, quiet, and comfortable place within Casey House for patients and loved ones to privately reflect and meditate.
In recognition of the foundation’s generosity, on June 20 Ann Mitchell, president and CEO and Lora Drezner, Campaign Chair, hosted an intimate gathering in the renovated room for representatives of the foundation. Ann and Lora were joined by Suzanne Oliwa, Executive Director and daughter of Jane, and Carol Wolpoff, Vice Chair of the foundation. Ann expressed the sentiments of the staff and volunteers when she said, “The Wolpoff Foundation’s generosity has enhanced the home-like feel of Casey House.”
Asked why the foundation supports Montgomery Hospice, Carol said, “We were touched by our personal experience and recognize the important role Casey House plays in our community. It is very gratifying to see that Casey House created a very soothing, comforting environment for family members.”
In addition to supporting the renovation, the foundation funded the refurbishment of the patio at Casey House. On behalf of the board, staff, volunteers, and patients and families we are privileged to serve, Montgomery Hospice extends heartfelt thanks to Carol, Suzanne, and board members of The Wolpoff Family Foundation for their ongoing support and generosity.