Jennifer Vinyard, Hospice of Southern Illinois’ Event Coordinator, is dedicated to the mission, to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Since she started working here in 2011, Jennifer has put her heart and soul into this organization, raising funds to ensure patients in our service area get the excellent end-of-life care they deserve. She is a very big part of our Annual Gala held in Marion, Illinois and one of two golf tournaments that benefit our organization. Alongside those fundraisers, she coordinates jeep runs, dinners, check presentations, and many other exciting events and opportunities that benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois. She handles her job with grace and is willing to help at the drop of a hat. “I love knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of our patients and families. When in the community at our fundraising events, it’s always a joy hearing the families’ stories how Hospice of Southern Illinois’ staff made such a difference in their lives at such a difficult time. The awareness fundraising creates about Hospice of Southern Illinois, in our communities we serve, helps us to continue our mission.”
While Jennifer’s favorite place to be is the beach, you can definitely find her out in the community working at an event, attending chamber functions, having meetings in the community and more! She isn’t from the Marion area. When she started working here 5 years ago, however, the community “took me in and made me feel so welcomed!” This is why she loves the Marion area and where our location is so much. Next time you see her out, give her a wave or ask her anything about regarding Hospice of Southern Illinois or fundraising! She’s a warm heart and friendly face you can count on!