Extraordinary help for the local Hospice

There are many generous people in this community. They give of their time, talents and treasure to help a great variety of local groups and causes. Even so, a half-million-dollar donation from individuals is a substantial gift, by any measure.

Ken Leis and his wife, Kathy Hall, gave the money to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado because both have had friends who were terminally ill and used the services of Hospice.

But the couple didn’t just give their own money and call it good. They also helped the organization to raise more than $1 million over two years for a new Hospice Care Center and to help renovate the campus at 3090 N. 12th Street.

Kathy Hall, a former senatorial aide, former Mesa County commissioner, and, most recently, an employee of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association on the Western Slope, has been well known in western Colorado for decades. Ken Leis is less well known outside of industry circles. But both have demonstrated their generous spirit and a real willingness to assist an organization that helps families and individuals during some of their most difficult times.

Thanks, Kathy and Ken.


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