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Caring Circle Establishes Hilda Banyon Compassion Fund

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November 11, 2019
– In honor of Caring Circle board member and long-time philanthropic supporter, Hilda Banyon, the organization recently established the Hilda Banyon Compassion Fund in her honor. Community and memorial donations provided to the fund will support benevolent care for individuals at the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center in need of financial assistance.
                During her more than 15 years on the Caring Circle board, Banyon has played a key role in raising funds to support the organization and established the Taste Sensation Culinary Cook Off event which has raised over $700,000 to date to provide financial assistance to those in need of care at the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center.
The 2019 Taste Sensation event, held on October 4, hosted 270 community members and 20 volunteers who helped to raise $204,000, equating to 669 days of room and board fees not covered by Medicare or other private insurers.
“Hilda’s outstanding leadership as a long-term Caring Circle board member, as well as her passion and involvement with Lory’s Place and the Hanson Hospice Center, has allowed our organization to expand and serve thousands of people in our community,” said Melinda Graham, PhD, president, Caring Circle. “Our gratitude for her dedication and commitment cannot be overstated.”
Grateful families, memorials gifts, and community donations can be made to Caring Circle for use in the Hilda Banyon Compassion Fund by visiting or calling 269.429.7100